Terra Keramik

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Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Sun May 22, 2011 1:25 pm

OK. I admit, these hand-made Swiss cups are ridiculously expensive at $31 each, but I've always wanted a set and finally decided to spoil myself.

The black and chrome is an easy choice and matches the S1 nicely. If I was a little more daring I would have gone for the orange set. 8)

They look TOTALLY AWESOME under the LED lights during dinner parties.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Sun May 22, 2011 7:35 pm

Only one problem with these cups....the bottom of the cup and saucer is unpainted and VERY rough (like sandpaper). Scratched up my cup warmer a bit. Now I may have to buy the new cool top. :smile:
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by oton » Wed May 25, 2011 10:02 am

Cool and expensive cups. Do not use the dishwasher, there are some comments about damaged Terra cups.

I have the Black Cat cup range -espresso, cappa, latte, big latte- while I really like the cups for cappa & latte and don't like the espresso cups, the cups are deffective, not perfectly rounded, with an evident deformation.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by jbb » Tue May 31, 2011 1:58 am

Hi Endo. I'm not biased or anything, but I think your cups totally rock!

Enjoy.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Tue May 31, 2011 4:14 pm

Excellent taste ! :lol:

Hey.....your top cover doesn't look scratched at all. :shock: I've stopped storing the Terra cup on top since the bottom is so rough it scratches. And when placed upside down on the chrome cover, you see the ugly, brown cup bottoms.

BTW....you need some super expensive caviar spoons to do the cups justice. :lol:
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by peter » Tue May 31, 2011 6:09 pm

I wonder what you could use to smooth the bottoms of the cups. A potter would know, maybe some polishing sand? Would it do the cups injustice to coat the bottom rim with something durable, such as a glaze or outdoor varnish?
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Tue May 31, 2011 9:33 pm

I was thinking either using some 600 grid sandpaper, or maybe simply adding felt to the bottom.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by jbb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:06 am

Endo wrote:your top cover doesn't look scratched at all.
its from 2004 so there are some scratches. the bottom of the cups are rough, but think I'd have to be pretty aggressive to make them scratch.
Endo wrote:BTW....you need some super expensive caviar spoons to do the cups justice
yeah, the spoon is admittedly pretty lame. old baby food spoon. gets the job done however. and I don't use the saucers much anymore, unless (rarely) another espresso lover is in the house. still, the cups are a great touch of elegance; worth every penny in my book.

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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:07 pm

jbb wrote:....I don't use the saucers much anymore, unless (rarely) another espresso lover is in the house. still, the cups are a great touch of elegance; worth every penny in my book.
I thought I'd use these cups daily, but truth be told, I'm too afraid. Like you, I use them for special occasions (like bringing out the fine china and silverware). For daily use, I use my classic ACF cups.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by oton » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:25 pm

Things are made to enjoy... :grin:

I have a set of Eisch Jeunesse whisky glasses

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22€ ($31) each. I use them as the default whisky glass.
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Re: Terra Keramik

Post by Endo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:33 pm

Not as bad as these wine glasses at $3750 each. :shock:

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