KAHLA is the first manufacturer to meet the growing demand for perfect coffee with a sophisticated offering. Renowned coffee sommelier Michael Gliss was won over to this concept. Together with selected coffee roasters and baristas he defined the professional's requirements and expectations of the ultimate coffee set. Barbara Schmidt, the multi-award winning porcelain designer, added the final touches to the jointly produced specifications. With classical looks, her innovative forms bring the experience of crema, aroma and taste to the fore. Schmidt is pleased that "Café Sommelier brings the best out of great coffee."
The Café Sommelier range comprises 25 pieces. Half of these are cups, where the key difference is the unique egg-shaped inside. This promotes the formation of an exquisite crema. The generously proportioned side walls of the cup keeps the drink warm for a long time. To enhance the pleasure of drinking, the body of the cup tapers up to a thin, smooth rim. Large handles make for a comfortable grip. The asymmetrical saucers provide stability as well as space for a spoon and a chocolate.
Freshness, taste and aroma are also at the forefront when it comes to accessories. To seal in the aroma, there are lids in three different sizes to match the cups. A sommelier bowl adds a touch of professionalism to coffee tastings. Everything has been thought of - a sugar bowl, that also serves as a milk jug, a cake-stand for sweet accompaniments and a porcelain coffee measuring-scoop.
KAHLA is THE designer-brand amongst German porcelain manufacturers, as evidenced by its 80 international awards for product design. Founded in 1844, the Kahla porcelain works, based in Thuringia, has been in family ownership since 1994, and employs around 300 staff. Its range includes household and hotel porcelain as well as "made in Germany" promotional gifts. Manufacture follows the strictest ecological considerations.
KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH
Katja Töpel / Stephanie Anders