House & Home: Rainbow espresso cups

I like to take a little time each week to research things for the home. I think these posts make a nice round up for gift ideas and those times when you want to treat.yo.self. This week Matt from Buckets & Spades asked if I’d spotted any colourful espresso cups. I immediately thought the Le Creuset cups but decided to have a look around and make the request into this weeks House & Home post. I’ve pulled together 3 of my favourite rainbow style espresso mugs in varying price ranges. Here we go:

Good old Le Creuset do a delightful set of 6 rainbow espresso mugs. They’re quite pricey but as with all Le Creuset stoneware they’re set to last you a lifetime. These cups are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. I’ve been using their teapot for about 8 months now and it really is fantastic quality. I can see myself pouring tea from it many years form now in my future home in the countryside. I picked it up for about £12 in TK Maxx, you should always keep an eye on the home-ware there.

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If you’re looking to spend a little less on a set of espresso cups but still want good quality then you may prefer this mid-range set. These are priced at £25 for a set of 4 from John Lewis. These cups are dishwasher and microwave safe which is always useful and they come with the added bonus of having a saucer with each cup.

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Have you guys seen the Pantone espresso cups? They’ve been about for a while now and come in a wide variety of colours. I think these cups would look good in a light coloured kitchen and modern home. These china cups and are both dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Finally I thought I’d pop onto Amazon to see what they have to offer. They usually have some cheaper alternatives or even the same product but a little cheaper (yay). Today I found this tower of ceramic espresso cups which are just £10.99 complete with their own stand. These look like they would be pretty handy to use in a smaller kitchen as they neatly save on space. I’m pretty sure I had these or something very similar in university. They were slightly bigger than your average espresso cup and were very handy for making cups of tea.

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That’s it for today, I hope there is something for everyone here and do let me know if you’d like to see more luxury or maybe cheaper items next time. If you have a request for a House & Home post then please feel free to leave it in the comment or drop me a message @prettygreentea.