An invitation to your senses

3D Printed Zest Cup: Enjoy your Espresso

Zest Espresso Cup
Zest Espresso Cup in gloss white (source: i.Materialise)
Zest Espresso Cup in gloss white (source: i.Materialise)

When you talk of espresso, you don’t just refer to its taste and perfect blend, you’ll also talk about its whole packaging – the way it is served and presented, which matters greatly as well. It’s simply human nature. How, you might ask? Well, all our body senses communicate with each other to trigger a response from the body. The first thing that attracts us to something is sight. If we like what we see, our senses will prod us to have a taste. Therefore good tableware matters.

Zest Espresso Cup in apple green (source: i.Materialise)
Zest Espresso Cup in apple green (source: i.Materialise)

This is one reason why I have always gone to the same restaurant for the last few weeks just to have my morning espresso cup. It’s not because of their great service, but the way the espresso is presented makes it even sweeter. Their secret to this is Zest Espresso Cups. When Benjamin Cann designed the Zest Espresso Cup, he had the idea of combining the haptic and visual aspect before smell and taste enjoyment. The coffee degustation which is the art of tasting requires the highlight of senses hence the birth of Zest Espresso Cup.

The 3D printed Zest Espresso Cup design has an elegant fluid shape that’s an invitation to have a taste of the espresso. Its asymmetrical organic design explores the 3D printing possibilities with ceramics. Optimum ergonomics and aesthetics are vital elements of a good tableware design. The Zest Espresso Cup is available in different color variations and costs 49.97 Euros exclusive of VAT.

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