A gallery dedicated to reviews of the vessels by which I ingest my caffeine.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Calling a spade a spaten.
Mug: 9 ounce (1/4 litre,) hand-formed ceramic beer stein from Germany. Milky slip glaze. This is a half-scale German beer stein (or really, it's a quarter-scale, as true German beer steins are designed to hold a full litre... tourists prefer the 1/2 litre size). Works pretty well as a coffee mug. The recessed lip tends to encourage dribbling, though. Chunky, with good tactile elements in the handle and rim.