Guest Picks: Brew a Perfect Cup of Coffee or Tea
Get your caffeine fix in style with well-designed accoutrements from makers to mugs
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I am an avid tea and coffee drinker, and I believe this daily ritual should be full of style, function and a bit of prettiness. I put together some of my favorite items for brewing the perfect cup. Go grab a cup of your own while you peruse my list, and enjoy! — Candice from The Design Boards
This kettle takes kitchen appliances to a whole new level. I would love to have this gorgeous thing out on my counter all the time. I also love the mix of wood and stainless steel.
I love the entire Silver Art Collection, so of course, I would have to get the espresso maker to match the kettle.
I just bought one of these to replace my ugly plastic dripper. It's amazing and so much prettier than its plastic counterpart.
I like a big, clunky mug like this one to drink coffee or chai tea out of. This hint of yellow is a great way to brighten the start of my morning.
This is a great little sugar scoop. I love little wooden bits like this.
These little dishes are perfect accompaniments to an afternoon cup of tea. Rest your tea bag or sugar spoon on them, or use them to cover up your cup while brewing.
I love these espresso cups with the hint of color hidden underneath. They're so cute!
An individual-sized teapot is an absolute must for an avid tea drinker. I like this simple white version, but it also comes in a range of other colors.
The Chemex coffee brewer is truly a work of art. It's such a beautiful way to brew coffee, and it's pretty enough to keep on display at all times.
This is one of my favorite green tea blends, and the added bonus is that the tin is so pretty. It looks great displayed on open shelving in your kitchen.
These petite cups are perfect for espresso or green tea. I love the hand-painted details. They have a very French feel to them, don't you think?
More spoons! I'm obsessed with little spoons. These are perfect for stirring tea and coffee.
I love the design of this French press over other more standard choices. I am always a fan of kitchen appliances that look good enough to leave out all the time.
I am an avid tea drinker and have a couple of go-to blends that I drink consistently. Tea stays fresh longer if kept in a tin or canister, so I always have numerous tins on hand. I love the look of these stoneware canisters and think they would look so great on open shelving, which just so happens to be part of my kitchen remodel.
I drink a lot of chai, always with steamed milk. I like to froth my own on the stovetop using a small enamel pan like this one.
Aren't these wooden mugs divine? I cannot get enough of them. I think I have to get some to display on my open shelving in my kitchen.
If I had the space to collect one thing, it would be teapots and sugar and creamer sets. I don't know why I love them so much, but I do. This is a great set, and it reminds me of warm and cozy winter mornings at the breakfast table.
Aren't these wooden teaspoons perfect for scooping sugar into your coffee or tea? I have a lot of white pottery, and I love the contrasting wood tones against the white, so I am definitely investing in a few of these.
I really love the natural organic shape of this creamer cup. The rest of the collection is beautiful and worth checking out.
Ideabook published on Feb. 9, 2013.
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