Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mug: Fiesta Ware soup/cappuccino mug. Not much to say, it is what it is. I do like the reinforced lip, and of course, the colors.

Coffee: Italian Espresso roast from What's Brewing. Cocoa/chili powder sprinkle.

Note: First use of the cappuccino/espresso machine this winter.

Monday, January 05, 2009

I've had an epiphany.

Mug: Post-War Japanese design. Thin walls, uncomfortable handle, that allows the heat to burn fingers. Over-painted polychrome colors are flaking off. The under-glaze is crazed, but holding up. The ceramic piece dates back to a time when people made fun of Japanese products.

Coffee: The Colombian of habit.

Note: I realized this morning that today is the last day of Christmas, and I hadn't featured this mug yet (or used it). Tomorrow is The Epiphany, the day the Church commemorates the Magi coming to Jesus. He might have been as old as three when they arrived. Their journey was not about bringing gifts, but about the gentiles being called into the Kingdom of God. Jesus came to you. Return the favor.