Here’s a photo of my morning coffee. To cut right to the chase, my morning coffee routine includes two things that I’m frequently asked about, but which I am sad to report are no longer available for you to buy for your own homes. Consider this my best attempt at making it up to you.
To get my cup of just-right foamy fluff I use a stovetop milk frother that was, in an all-time mind-boggling move, discontinued by Bodum. They do make this other milk frother. It’s glass. It cannot be used on the stovetop. It will no doubt get your milk quite frothy. But it requires that you stick your lips into a bed of cold foam atop hot coffee. (Unless you use a new-fangled contraption called a microwave, which, I think we can all agree is not nearly as fun.) Still, it’s a way to frothy milk which seems to be what’s missing from many of your morning routines. (To brew our coffee itself, we use a 4-cup Bodum Chambord French Press.)And then of course, there’s the question of my beloved white mugs. They’re from a discontinued line sold by Brookfarm General Store. If small and round and teacup-shaped is what you’re after, here are four other options that look like they’d make fine substitutes:
Heath Ceramic’s Teacup & Saucer
There’s something to be said for trusting in a company that’s been at it since 1948. Heath Ceramic’s tea cups and saucers are on the diminutive side, which is precisely why I like them. If you need something taller, their Studio Mug is a true classic. (I think I’d choose their slightly off-white linen color, but there are lots of options for the more color-minded.)
Mud Austrailia’s Round Mug
Delicate, but sturdy, which is probably the best trait for a tea cup to boast. Matte on the outside, glazed on the inside (which, I’ve learned, is an important feature of a white mug).
Dina No’s Stoneware Mug
These squat and sturdy stoneware mugs remind me of a handmade take on old-fashioned diner mugs.
Some of you might have noticed the mugs in last week’s giveaway with Snowe (today is your last chance to enter, btw.) They’re a little less rustic than what I drink my morning cup from, but they might be just what the coffee ordered. So to speak.
And that’s that. I hope I’ve used the words coffee and milk and froth and foam and mug sufficiently in this post that it will pop up for you in late-night searches of this blog for answers to your coffee and tea cup dreams. And if you have other favorite coffee accessories—for making or drinking—please report!
Cheers to frothed milk with coffee on a Wednesday morning.
For my first ode to frothed milk from one million years ago, head here.