Tea Coffee

Camera Lens Mug

Camera-geek joy, indeed. This mug looks just like a 24-105mm lens. Buy several and call it a day, because this would be just about the best gift (ever) for anyone who likes photography. A lens-cap lid and rubber-grip focus and zoom rings completes the picture.

Plastic mug with stainless steel lining.
Holds 16oz of liquid
3.3″ diameter, 4″ tall
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Photojojo

Source: Craft

Mypressi Twist Handheld Espresso Maker

Mypressi, Mypressi, Mypressi! Not only do I love the concept of a handheld espresso maker, but as you can tell, I love the name too. Just put in your coffee, add hot water, and press. And it now ships with a free Mypressi Milk Frother!

-produces single or double shots from either fresh ground coffee or ESE pods
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Purchase Information:

Price: $169.00
Availability: Buy Mypressi Twist Handheld Espresso Maker here

Source: PicoCool

Goodesign + DWSTW Coffee Mug Set

Spotted these mugs over on Notcot yesterday and I have a feeling that you’ll like them as much as I do.

“I will pay for good design” and “Design will save the world”
11 oz. ceramic coffee mugs, sold as set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Artefacture

Source: not-cot.org

Whistler Cork Teapot

The Whistler Cork Teapot is part of Moma’s exclusive highlight of Portugese products. Made with traditional materials, this charming and quite affordable teapot has a large opening at the top for easy filling. Also, check out the Sugar and Creamer containers and Tea Cups that go along with the cork teapot.

Designer: Raquel Castro, 2009
Material: ceramic earthenware, cork.
Size: 7h x 5l x 5.5”w, 3.5 cups

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Whistler Cork Teapot here

Best Mug Ever

This really is the best mug ever, as you can write whatever you want in the blank. Could be a good way to start the day for yourself or your loved one (depending on what you write, of course).

Dry erase marker included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Best Mug Ever here

Source: Svpply

Carl Mertens Cappuccino Stencils

Make your cup of Joe even more special with Carl Mertens’ stainless steel stencils. Sprinkle cocoa powder over the stencil and onto your cappuccino for a cute graphic surprise.

Designer: Carsten Gollnick
5.1 x 4.1 inches

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Purchase Information:

Price: �13.50
Availability: Buy Carl Mertens Cappuccino Stencils here

Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

I forget how I found this thing, but the reviews, even the critical ones, say it makes a better-than-average cup of coffee with less acidity and no bitterness. And you don’t even need electricity to use it so take it camping if you like…Brokeback Mountain style, but with Juan Valdez and a happier ending.

Includes: Aeropress plunger, funnel, scoop, stirrer, and a year’s supply of micro-filters.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.99
Availability: Buy Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker here

Abe Flared Mug

Good ol’ honest Abe. I’m a believer in silly mugs, as they make early mornings a little more bearable.

Ceramic
3″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Abe Flared Mug here

Illy Espresso Cups by William Kentridge

Through a partnership with illy coffee experts, artist William Kentridge brings us this limited-edition set of six espresso cups and six illustrated saucers, but it’s not until saucer meets mirror-finish cup that the images become clear and right side up.

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Coffee + Tea Maker by Naoto Fukasawa

By the man who is known for his simple and inspirational designs, this coffee and tea maker is compact and functional, and luckily, now available in the UK. Now, the question is, who carries it in the US?

“…the Coffee + Tea Maker has the capacity to serve six cups of tea or coffee. The water is filtered within ten minutes, passing through a double activated charcoal filter. There is also a one hour automatic off function.”

0.76 litre capacity.
Dimensions: 239h x 170w x 120 mm deep

Purchase Information:

Price: �149.00
Availability: Buy Coffee + Tea Maker by Naoto Fukasawa here

Stackable Number Cup by +d

I like the idea of grouping a few of these cups together as a birthday or anniversary present, or, as the retailer also recommends, as a house warming gift with numbers of the new address.

Numbers 0 through 9 available.

Material: Chinaware
Designer: Takuya Hoshiko
W 4″ x D 2.75″ x H 2.75″

Also available: 13.60

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Stackable Number Cup by +d here

Stelton Minibrewer

Say goodbye to instant coffee. You can have one cup of freshly ground coffee whenever you want thanks to this Minibrewer.

You CAN get along with making just one cup instead of a pot. Using the Minibrewer, you make your freshly ground coffee directly in the cup. An economic and easy solution for modern daily life, where we rarely enjoy our coffee in the company of others. The Minibrewer is made of steel, rubber, and black mat plastic, and perfectly complements Stelton’s new designer mugs, inspired by Arne Jakobsen’s classic Cylinda-Line design.

Designer: Frederik Gundelach
dimensions : 2.4″w x 4.5″h

Also available: 29.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $41.00
Availability: Buy Stelton Minibrewer here

Moustache Mugs

Given the recent popularity of moustaches/mustaches, in particular, moustache mugs, I’m sure you’ll find one of these sets to be just what you and maybe your co-workers need for a pick-me-up.

Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favourite tea or coffee. Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favourite masculine expression! Choose between feisty Fu-Magnum, ambigues Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot!

Looks like the price is for a set of 2 mugs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Moustache Mugs here

Zipper Cup (Set of 2)

Keep that tea bag in place with this set of two Zipper cups. Might be a good gift (see below) for someone this holiday season too.

A zipper is a unique device used around the world to typically join two sides of fabric, such as in clothing, bags and now…cups…well, not exactly. While the zipper cup does not function like an actual zipper, the zipper design is incorporated into another commonly used household product such as a cup. The intricate design mechanism of a zipper reflects the bonding and friendship of two people, which is why they are sold in pairs. Great for gifts to newly weds, friends, parents, anniversary etc.

Cup: H3.9″ x D2.6″ (opening)
Coaster: 4.3″ x 4.3″
2 cups and 2 coasters included as a set inside original gift box.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Zipper Cup (Set of 2) here

Link Mugs

This set of three mugs link together to ensure safe transport; no tray needed. Could be a handy thing to have around, either at the office or at home (or ski chalet perhaps?).

Link Mugs are one of those simple but inspired product designs that solves the problem of how to carry several mugs at once without the need for a tray… designer Jonathan Aspinall has developed an inspired solution to this problem – mugs that can link together. Each cup has a plus shaped plug on one side and a corresponding receptacle on the other. Thereby allowing the mugs to be linked together for you to carry in a line to friends, family and work colleagues.

Design: Johnathan Aspinall
Set of three link mugs

Purchase Information:

Price: £32.50
Availability: Buy Link Mugs here