Coffee and contemporary art meld in Villeroy & Boch's New Wave Caffe collection. Consisting exclusively of cups and saucers for hot coffee and espresso drinks, the all-white collection proves that fine china is not just for traditionalists. The wide handle on this all-white coffee mug swoops out of the rim, turns at an angle, and curves down to join the tapered base in a dramatic flourish. Both the mug and handle are crafted from one piece of vitrified china. Available separately is a wavy rectangular plate that holds the cup nicely in a round well, leaving a shelf for a New Wave spoon or favorite scone.
Similar in shape to the other cups in the New Wave Caffe collection, the 11-3/4-ounce coffee mug is taller and slightly narrower than the café au lait and cappuccino cups. Each size has a matching plate that serves as a saucer, resulting in a striking contemporary combo that is sure to jazz up morning or after-dinner coffee. Made in either Luxembourg or Germany, New Wave Caffe ware is safe for the microwave and dishwasher. --Ann Bieri
The New Wave Caf? line draws from the popular New Wave collection with the sweeping handle that fits perfectly in the hand. This white fine china mug is one of four pieces in the collection of espresso cup, capuccino mug and caf? au lait cup. The large party plate is used as a saucer for these items and is inspired in shape by the plate in the New Wave collection.