There’s nothing like gifting a bag of beans from the roaster known to refuse serving espresso in a paper cup, so as not to compromise the integrity of their bean’s distinctive flavor. Born in San Francisco and branched into NYC, Blue Bottle’s beans do more than never disappoint; they elevate every morning brew into an exquisite tasting experience with a good little buzz.
Beer and foosball are an excellent combo, and never before have these activities been so dually represented in one object. Authentic little foosball players, each one perfectly weathered and unique, have been plucked from true vintage tables and reconstructed into ever-useful bottle openers. Long after our foosball careers has come to an end, we can still pop open a cold one and reminisce on the glory days.
Cocoon your beverage of choice in this classy hand-stitched leather drink holder from Friday & River. As you save the earth, one disposable koozie at a time, the biggest challenge you will face is whether to sip on the booze or hit the caffeine. Crafted in the US from a natural vegetable-tanned leather, which only gets better with age.
Utilizing age-old production methods and materials, design and architecture house VW+BS inject contemporary aesthetics into timeless pieces. The forthcoming Silt Collection uses the ancient Chinese material purple clay, renowned for its absorbent and flavor enhancing qualities traditionally used for serving black tea. The cups and small jug are all stackable with a simplistic modern touch.
Don’t let the allure of this glossy wash basin fool you. North Yorkshire-based Turner & Harper cold form the heavy gauge steel with a spinning process that hardens the material to an extremely robust structure, before adding a satiny enamel finish inert to chemicals. Built to last for years, the basin is designed with comfort and function in mind.
London isn’t just all about tea. From Climpson & Sons on Broadway Market to Kaffeine near Oxford Circus, there’s a palpable coffee culture all over the city. To help navigate the multitude of cafes or discover new roasters, pick up this easy-to-read, foldable print map.
Quooker’s Fusion tap combines the benefits of a Dutch water boiler tap with a normal sink faucet for an all-in-one water dispenser. Turn the knob for regular hot and cold water, or give the handle a double push and a twist for immediate boiling water; a highly energy-efficient, time-saving feature sure to please any domestic chef or coffee enthusiast.
British bone china specialist Richard Brendon teamed up with the stripes-obsessed duo behind Patternity to create a hypnotic collection of teacups, coffee mugs and saucers for a perfect marriage of antiquity and modernity. Crafted by artisans in England’s illustrious pottery town of Stoke-on-Trent, the wares feature a brilliant cobalt blue pattern with gold and platinum gilding.
This multi-colored set of four egg cups are a modern culinary classic, taking inspiration from Verner Panton’s first and most famous textile design, the award-winning, 1960 series called Geometry 1.
Inspired by traditional Japanese sake boxes, designer Josh Owen’s Cube Jigger cleverly combines six common liquid measurements into one small, useful tool.
Unlike traditional home juicers that shred food at high speeds and collect the juice, the Hurom Slow Juicer works slowly as it pushes food through its corkscrew-like cylinder, gradually compressing it. The result is more juice, more vitamins, less waste, and an easier to clean machine.
Keep those cherries, olives, or any garnish of your choosing, in line with handsome gold cocktail picks from Cocktail Kingdom.
Maple syrup is a great sweetener in cocktails—especially in an Old Fashioned. Mikuni Wild Harvest’s handcrafted Noble Maple Syrup comes in an antique-inspired glass bottle that is as nice to display as it is to throw in a drink.
While Gosling’s Old Rum will make a perfect Dark ‘n’ Stormy, this outstanding Bermudan rum—aged in once-used, bourbon oak barrels—is also just as delicious to sip neat. Gosling’s gives a nod to its superlative taste by housing the rum in a champagne bottle and sealing it with wax, and shipping it in a straw-filled wooden box.
Take your bar (or at least part of it) with you! Daines and Hathaway’s Mississippi croc leather bar set, complete with three stainless steel flasks, is a classy way to mix up a martini or a Negroni on the go.
Margaritas are always a refreshing tipple, but to add a little depth to this classic cocktail, use Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila. Produced in small batches in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the 1942 packs a subtly sweet punch with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, which round out the drink’s lime and salt flavors.