After interviews and observational research, I became interested in the different ways people drink coffee. It has such ritual, clear context, experience and the passion surrounding the culture. When you go to an artisan coffee shop, the skilled barista will make your coffee to your requirements. So I wanted to apply this to the vessel you drink it from. There are 4 cups in the range for the 4 main ways people drink coffee; 'the holder', 'the rusher', 'the thinker', 'the talker'. All have a cork holder to insulate the coffee and facilitate coffee as a 'language of conversation'.