Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Articles: CoffeeGeek Columnist Feedback
illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Articles > Columnist... > illy "Gets It"...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 6 last page next page
Author Messages
MarkPrince
Moderator


Joined: 19 Dec 2001
Posts: 5,628
Location: Vancouver, BC
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: KvdW Speedster
Grinder: Versalab M3 Grinder
Vac Pot: A bit too many
Drip: Bonavita
Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Fri Dec 12, 2003, 12:00am
Subject: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups
by Mark Prince

Mark Prince is a serious illy art cup collector - up to 50 sets at last count, and recognized by the New York Times (and illy) as one of the prominent collectors in North America. He takes a look at some changes afoot in the illy cup world.
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
dalton
Senior Member
dalton
Joined: 16 Jul 2003
Posts: 158
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Isomac Tea, Francis! X5,...
Grinder: Mazzer Mini, Solis Maestro...
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos
Drip: Bodum 1 cup, many presspots
Roaster: Z&D
Posted Fri Dec 12, 2003, 1:47pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

Hey Mark - good article as always.  I personally love the Illy logo cups made by IPA - nice and heavy and hold a lot of heat.

Just out of curiosity - do you use the majority of your Illy art cups, or are they for display only?  I just got my first set of 6 (the Jeff Koons set) and I do plan on using them, but am going to get some more and I'm not sure if I should just keep them boxed up.  Will using them will hurt their long term value, if they're well kept?

Dalton

PS:  100th post!  WooT!

 
______________________________________
http://daltonrooney.com
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
MarkPrince
Moderator


Joined: 19 Dec 2001
Posts: 5,628
Location: Vancouver, BC
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: KvdW Speedster
Grinder: Versalab M3 Grinder
Vac Pot: A bit too many
Drip: Bonavita
Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Fri Dec 12, 2003, 2:07pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

Most of my illy cups are either for display only, or still in their boxes (I have a lot of "doubles"). In some cases, the cups are just too cool looking not to use (re: Aliens), or I may have been contracted to photograph them (re: pen tests, rosenquist cups).

Mark

 
CoffeeGeek Senior Editor
www.twitter.com/coffeegeek www.flickr.com/coffeegeek, www.instagram.com/coffeegeek (you get the picture)
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
fookoonetwork
Senior Member
fookoonetwork
Joined: 19 Dec 2001
Posts: 229
Location: Los Angeles
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90
Grinder: Pasquini Moka 90, Anfim...
Vac Pot: Royal Balance Brewer
Drip: none
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Dec 12, 2003, 6:06pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

Illy is still light weight.  The La Marzocco espresso cups are 178 grams.  If you like Illy for the art work, fine, but otherwise, get the La Marzocco cups that are dramatically less expensive, bought from Espresso Specialists (in Seattle, WA) a year or two ago and < $3 with saucer, but probably sold out now.   There is nothing second rate about these cups.
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
PeterG
Senior Member
PeterG
Joined: 11 Dec 2003
Posts: 73
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Faema E61
Grinder: Various
Drip: Fetco Extractor
Roaster: San Franciscan 1lb.
Posted Sat Dec 13, 2003, 8:41am
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

Great article, Mark.  Curiously, Cindy and I were just talking about good and bad espresso cups.  I had not thought to compare them by weight, and that is because I am a silly goose.

Thanks man.

Peter

 
Peter G
www.counterculturecoffee.com
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
kcafe
Senior Member


Joined: 6 Jan 2004
Posts: 3
Location: Portland, OR
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: LM Linea 3-Group
Grinder: Rio Normale
Posted Tue Jan 6, 2004, 5:25pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

fookoonetwork:

Do you know where I can get the La Marzocco espresso cups?  I've checked the ESI website but couldn't find them.  If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
fad
Senior Member
fad
Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Posts: 633
Location: Sydney, Australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Grimac La Uno, Isomac...
Grinder: Mazzer SJ. Cunill...
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos
Drip: SwissGold
Roaster: Ron Kyle BBQ Drum,...
Posted Wed Jan 7, 2004, 3:03pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

kcafe Said:

fookoonetwork:

Do you know where I can get the La Marzocco espresso cups?  I've checked the ESI website but couldn't find them.  If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Posted January 7, 2004 link

Contact ESI either by email or phone and see if they have them available as a special item.

If not, and you really want some, drop me an email and I can check to see if my local La Marzocco supplier has any left. (Postage from Australia is not cheap)

Cheers

Paul Haddon
Enjoying Espresso In La Mazocco Cups in Sydney, Aus
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
HB
Senior Member


Joined: 3 Apr 2003
Posts: 2,913
Location: Cary, NC
Posted Wed Jan 7, 2004, 4:45pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

kcafe Said:

Do you know where I can get the La Marzocco espresso cups?

Posted January 6, 2004 link

I e-mailed them last month asking the same question.  Below is their response:

We sell the La Marzocco cups in sets of 6.  If you would like to order the cups please contact our parts department at 800-367-0235 and choose option 9.

Thank you,

Gina Gale

Marketing Coordinator
ESI - Espresso Specialists, Inc.
206.784.9563  / 800.367.0235 ext. 11
www.ESIespresso.com

It is part V060 in their catalog (sorry, she didn't quote a price).

-- Dan

 
www.home-barista.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
kcafe
Senior Member


Joined: 6 Jan 2004
Posts: 3
Location: Portland, OR
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: LM Linea 3-Group
Grinder: Rio Normale
Posted Wed Jan 7, 2004, 10:01pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

Paul and Dan: Thanks for all your help! -Luke
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
dana_leighton
Moderator
dana_leighton
Joined: 11 Jan 2002
Posts: 2,035
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Isomac Relax; Caferina...
Grinder: Macap MXK; Baratza Vario-W;...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: Technivorm; CCD; Melitta
Roaster: Poppery I w/PID controller
Posted Sun Jan 11, 2004, 4:25pm
Subject: Re: illy "Gets It" again - thicker espresso cups by Mark Prince
 

fookoonetwork Said:

get the La Marzocco cups...   There is nothing second rate about these cups.

Posted December 12, 2003 link

I agree. When you heat up the LM cups, you know they'll retain all the heat in that little espresso! The feel of the LM cups is a real nice part of the espresso ritual too. (espresso is like religion)

 
Dana Leighton - Espresso hack and CoffeeGeek moderator
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
showing page 1 of 6 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Articles > Columnist... > illy "Gets It"...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Learn @seattlecoffeegear
Learn all about coffee, watch videos, read how-to articles.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.319854021072)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+