VIDA

2 PIECE STARTER SET


COFFEE ENHANCING GLASSWARE.

You care about good coffee. So why not use a cup that brings out the full potential of your coffee’s flavor? 

AVENSI is a handcrafted glass masterpiece. Refined and tested by over 90 coffee experts from 30+ countries, AVENSI is a brand new category of scientifically engineered double-wall coffee cups designed to capture coffee’s complex aromas, tastes, and flavors, and deliver them to your senses better than any existing product. The patent-pending design combines the decades of science and engineering from wine and spirit glasses with what was missing from coffee. Taste and appreciate your coffee in a way never before possible. 

$49.00

NOT YOUR AVERAGE CUP


You wouldn’t drink your wine from a plastic cup. So why drink your coffee from a mug that doesn’t reveal its full potential?

AVENSI is a brand new category of scientifically engineered double-wall coffee cups, created to reveal, enhance, and maximize the full taste, aroma, and flavor of your coffee like never before.

CREATED BY THE WORLDWIDE

COFFEE COMMUNITY

We had a big vision: to change the way coffee is appreciated around the world.


A vision this big could only be possible by working with the passionate coffee community from around the globe–people who love coffee and care about making it better. Throughout the entire development process, over 90 coffee experts from 30 countries volunteered their time to offer their ideas and test our prototypes (and of course copious amounts of coffee were consumed).

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AVENSI Vs AN ORDINARY MUG

Have you ever thought about how the thickness of your mug impacts the taste of your coffee? 


In this fun video, we catch up with our friend Tim, a world traveller and coffee blogger from Coffee Geek.tv and explore this question by comparing the AVENSI glass next to an ordinary mug.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS WITH AVENSI

We caught up with our friend Luke from &Bloss–an international coffee sensory trainer, roaster, and passionate coffee lover.


We made a trip to visit Luke at his coffee lab to talk with him about how we can get the most out of our coffee’s flavor, and why using unique cups like the AVENSI will make a big difference for enjoying our coffee. 

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Explore & Discover the Flavors of your Coffee [ALTO Vs VIDA]

Have you ever tried drinking the same coffee from two different cups? 


We caught up with our friend Tim, a world traveller and coffee blogger from CoffeeGeek.tv and got him to try out this fun experiment for the first time using the AVENSI glasses.

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EXPLORING THE FLAVORS OF YOUR COFFEE THROUGH SWIRLING

The beautiful nature of coffee most people take for granted is how the flavor changes and develops as it coolsAs one friend of ours described it, “every cup of coffee is a drink of 1000 flavors”–what he meant is: to truly appreciate coffee you should discover the unique flavors and aromas in your coffee at every degree as the temperature cools. 


So how does AVENSI allow you to take active control of your coffee’s temperature? By allowing you to control the temperature of your coffee through swirling.

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Crafting the Perfect Coffee Glass

Here’s one really cool fact: Just like your coffee, AVENSI is 100% handcrafted. There are no fancy tools or machinery, each AVENSI glass is made by hand and mouth blown by masters in glass craftsmanship. The AVENSI design requires a handcrafted process involving two separate precisely machined carbon molds: one for the inner wall, and a two-part mold for the faceted outer wall. Once the inner and outer walls are created, they are combined using a lathe to pre-heat the circumferential line where the two walls fuse together. Keep in mind that all of this is done manually by very skilled hands!

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Aroma Amplification

A first for the coffee world, aerate your coffee and release the delicate aromatic compounds. AVENSI is designed with the optimal shape to maximize the surface area of your coffee when you swirl. Just like wine and whisky, this simple action aerates your coffee, and focuses the beautiful aromatics towards your nose and mouth.

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Taste Enhancement

The unique shape, curvature, and rim architecture are designed to enhance the way your coffee tastes like never before. The shape of the glass is optimized to direct the flow of coffee perfectly onto your taste buds. The ultra thin rim (60% thinner than ordinary coffee cups) maximizes the flow of coffee onto your tongue, immersing your palate with rich flavors in every sip.

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Flavor Exploration

AVENSI turns coffee drinking into an active experience by allowing you to control the temperature through swirling. Swirl and actively cool your coffee at the pace you choose to discover a new range of flavors hiding dormant in your brew while the Hybrid Thermal Wall retains your desired drinking temperature extending the window of time for the flavors you want to experience.

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Iconic Hex Design

The modern one-of-a-kind design is a marvel of hand-blown glass craftsmanship. Inspired by nature, the glass architecture has gentle facets of a hexagon, which represents freedom and flow. In between sips, cradle the facets in your hand as a daily reminder to appreciate the moment and the brew you’ve crafted.

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SWIRL TO UNLOCK AROMAS

The first coffee cup in the world that allows you to swirl. This simple action isn’t just fun, swirling aerates and oxidizes your coffee revealing a spectrum of dormant aromas and flavors hiding in your brew that are normally lost in an ordinary mug.

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HYBRID THERMAL WALL

The fusion of single- and double-walled glass into a single masterpiece. This unique design keeps your coffee hot for longer while staying cool to the touch.

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INTEGRATED PERFECT POUR LINE

AVENSI was designed to be 2 cups in 1. It holds enough coffee for those of us that prefer a generous serving (14oz), and it’s also optimized for the most common manual pour-over and espresso based drinks of 6oz (180ml). A 6oz volume of coffee aligns with the integrated Perfect Pour Line, where the single- and double-walls fuse together; this also acts as a visual indicator for where the largest surface area of coffee is exposed to air. When poured to this level, your coffee will have the maximum diffusion of aromas.

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TEMPERATURE RETENTION & CONTROL

Swirl & actively cool your coffee at the pace you choose to experience a new range of flavors. While the hybrid thermal wall keeps your coffee hot for longer, extending the window of time for the flavors you want to experience

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TEMPERATURE SENSING

Sense the temperature of your coffee through the single-wall, while the double-walled base stays cool to the touch.

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ULTRA THIN RIM

60% thinner than ordinary coffee cups, the rim maximizes the flow of coffee onto your tongue, immersing your taste buds with rich flavors in every sip.

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In the box:

• AVENSI™ Flavor Enhancing Glassware Starter Set
• Handcrafted from 100% Borosilicate Glass
• 2x VIDA glasses
• 2x Discovery Felt Coasters
• 1x Microfiber Polishing Cloth
• Premium Gift-ready Tube
• How-to Instructional Guide
• Free Access to our Online Coffee Adventurer’s Guide

VIDA

Material:

• Handcrafted double-walled borosilicate Glass

Dimensions:

• 130mm tall, 86mm diameter, 
• 60 mm rim diameter
 2.0mm rim thickness

Weight:

 205 grams (feather weight design)

Volume:

 ~415mL to rim 
 Recommended pour 170mL

ORDERING: What if I only want to buy 1 glass?

We thought long and hard about the best way to get people excited about using the AVENSI glasses for the first time. Since this way of appreciating coffee is so novel, our goal is to make it easy for coffee drinkers to have the full experience of the complete AVENSI set. It really is a tool that allows you to explore the hidden flavors of your coffee.


The recommended flavor pairings are just a starting point, and you can always experiment with new coffees in each cup to explore and discover the flavors of your coffee. We didn't want to be too prescriptive with how the cups can be used, because we don't want to limit how these tools can be used to enhance your coffee experience. For example, even though the ALTO glass is recommended for ‘fruity, bright, lighter roasts’, some experts we worked with like using the ALTO with darker, chocolaty roasts. And even though the SENTI glass is recommended for ‘nutty, earthy, darker roasts’ many experts liked using the SENTI with bright, fruity coffees. This is because they wanted to reveal different subtle flavors that they wouldn’t normally detect in their coffee. Look for the unexpected and don’t be afraid to venture into new realms of flavor to get the most from your coffee experience!


To us, coffee is about exploring new flavors and discovering hidden aspects about the coffees that you enjoy every day. The AVENSI encourages you to experiment and uncover something new! Coffee is an adventure and the potential for new flavors is really limitless.

BREWING: Does this work with lattes and other coffee drinks with milk?

The AVENSI is like a loudspeaker for the taste, aroma, and flavor of your coffee. However, with any milk based coffees, the experience tends to be muted because the frothing of the milk creates a blanket of air that shields a lot of the aromatics from being released; this applies to milk based coffees in any cup, not just the AVENSI. So drinking lattes and cappuccino will have a higher perceived sensory experience (taste, aroma, flavor) from the AVENSI compared to drinking from an ordinary mug, but the effect won’t be as noticeable as drinking your coffee without milk.

BREWING: Can this be used for espresso?

We've tested the AVENSI glasses with espresso and the glasses worked well to enhance the aroma, taste, and flavor compared to an ordinary mug. Do keep in mind that the AVENSI glasses were optimized to enhance coffee when poured up to the 6oz (180mL) integrated 'Perfect Pour Line', which coincides with the maximum surface area of coffee exposed to air thereby increasing volatilization of aromatics. Single espresso shots typically measure 1oz (30mL) which is below the optimal volume, so the impact that the AVENSI glasses have on your coffee's flavor will be lower. However, the overall enhancement of flavor will be better compared to an ordinary sized ceramic or stainless steel mug.

BREWING: Can this be used for cold brew? Or do you only recommend hot coffee?

We’ve tested the AVENSI glasses with cold brew coffee (made from the ARCTIC, of course) and they work very well together! As you probably know, cold brew tends to exhibit sweeter, floral, and fruity notes on the nose and palate, and each of the glasses have interesting ways of enhancing these flavor notes. The difference is really remarkable!

BREWING: Can I use the glasses for other beverages like tea?

We’ve tested the AVENSI glasses with a variety of different drinks outside of coffee and we were surprised to find that they work very well for other beverages, especially tea! Even though the AVENSI glasses were developed specifically for coffee, the properties of flavor enhancement through the shape of the glass also works very well for tea (cold brewed and hot). Our personal favorites are jasmine and green tea blends because they tend to be very aromatic. Feel free to experiment for yourself to find out which glasses pair well with your favorite teas! Not only that, the double-wall glass design keeps your tea hot for longer and your hands cool. Dare we say it’s a ‘matcha’ made in heaven? ;)

BREWING: Can I use the glasses for other beverages like wine of beer?

We’ve tested the AVENSI glasses with a variety of different drinks outside of coffee and we were surprised to find that they work very well for other beverages like wine and beer! Even though the AVENSI glasses were developed specifically for coffee, the properties of flavor enhancement through the shape of the glass were inspired by glasses in the wine and spirit world. Have fun experimenting with your favorite wine, spirit, or beer to bring out aromas, tastes, and flavors you may not have experienced before! Experiment lots, and drink responsibly ;)

BREWING: Can I brew with my Aeropress directly into the glass?

In terms of dimensions, the inner diameter of the VIDA and SENTI are too small for the Aeropress (60mm and 62mm) but the inner diameter of the ALTO is 85mm. So you'd be able to press directly into the ALTO glass only. 


Regarding pressure and durability, the glass is quite sturdy, but for double wall glass we always recommend brewing into a separate vessel first and then pouring your coffee into the glass. I know a handful of people press really hard when they brew with the Aeropress so in these cases it may be worrisome. But if you press softer and don't mind waiting a bit longer, then brewing directly into the glass should be no problem! The glass is also 2.0mm thick whereas normal double wall glasses are only 1mm thick, making it much more durable than comparable double walled cups.

CARE / USAGE: Are the AVENSI Glasses dishwasher safe?

All the glasses are safe to be washed in a dishwasher. We even tested them with freshly boiled water and we haven't had any issues, so high temperature isn’t a problem. All the glasses are made from borosilicate glass which make them resistant to thermal stress and changes in temperature.


As with all glassware, just be sure to use the top shelf of your dishwasher and avoid placing them next to large heavy kitchenware that may bump and damage the glasses.

CARE / USAGE: Are the AVENSI Glasses microwave oven safe?

We've tested the glasses with fresh off the stove boiling water with no problem many times over the past few months. We also did a test by putting one glass into a microwave with hot water for 2 minutes and the glass emerged completely unharmed. Not only that, we used a thermometer to measure the temperature and despite having 87deg Celsius water inside, the handle was safe to hold =)

PRODUCT SPECS: What are the volumes for each of the glasses?

The total volumes for each glass are as follows:


- VIDA: 415mL / 14oz

- ALTO: 430mL / 14.5oz

- SENTI: 475mL /16oz


The integrated pour line measures 6oz of coffee (180mL) which is optimized for maximum surface area and swirling. The swirling and increased surface area maximizes the aromatics which contributes to enhancing the taste and flavor of your coffee.

PRODUCT SPECS: What are the dimensions of each glass?

The dimensions for each cup are as follows:


VIDA:

Height 130mm / 5.1in

Rim Diameter: 60mm / 2.3in

Bowl Diameter: 86mm / 3.4in

Base Diameter: 77mm / 3.0in

Max Volume: 415mL / 15oz

Pour Line Volume: 180mL / 6oz

Rim Thickness 2.0mm


SENTI:

Height 130mm / 5.1in

Rim Diameter: 62mm / 2.4in

Bowl Diameter: 97mm / 3.8in

Base Diameter: 74mm / 2.9in

Max Volume: 475mL / 16oz

Pour Line Volume: 180mL / 6oz

Rim Thickness 2.0mm


ALTO:

Height 130mm / 5.1in

Rim Diameter: 85mm / 3.4in

Bowl Diameter: 86mm / 3.4in

Base Diameter: 77mm / 3.0in

Max Volume: 450mL / 15.2oz

Pour Line Volume: 180mL / 6oz

Rim Thickness 2.0mm

PRODUCT: What does 'AVENSI' mean?

AVENSI means 'an adventure of the senses'. For us, coffee is an everyday adventure; being able to slow down and appreciate the moment by exploring the diverse flavor notes of our coffee is what inspired the name for our coffee enhancing glassware line.

PRODUCT: What is borosilicate glass?

The AVENSI Glasses are made from 100% borosilicate glass, which is a special type of glass that is used for kitchen products that are exposed to higher temperatures. As Wikipedia explains:


"Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with silica and boron trioxide as the main glass-forming constituents. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion (≈3 × 10−6 K−1 at 20 °C), making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass."


In other words, borosilicate glass can withstand higher temperatures, which is important for the AVENSI since it's designed for hot coffee. Not only that, it can also be used with cold coffee as well (iced coffee, cold brew coffee) thanks to the same thermal shock resistant properties of borosilicate glass.

PRODUCT: Are the AVENSI glasses durable?

We’ve been testing our glass prototypes for months, with regular washing, usage, cheers-ing and the occasional bang against the side of the sink. We’re happy to say that we've had no breaks so far! The glass wall thickness is 2.0mm making it thicker than regular double walled mugs which are normally only 1mm thick. Crystal wine and tasting glasses usually measure around 0.7mm or less. In our experience, the AVENSI glasses have proven to be durable than comparable options and will become your new go-to glass for your everyday coffee!



PRODUCT: What material is used to make the Discovery Felt Coasters?

The Discovery felt coasters are made from 100% polyester. This makes the coasters extra durable, flexible, and super absorbent. We considered many other materials for the coasters, including wood, wool, cork, paper, and silicon, but they just weren’t what we were looking for.


The felt coasters make perfect companions to the AVENSI glasses. Thanks to the double-walled base, our AVENSI glasses prevent condensation from forming when drinking cold coffee, but if the occasional “sip-drip” starts sliding down the glasses, or you just want something soft to put your AVENSI glasses on, the Discovery Felt Coasters are there for you!


We also don’t want to limit your imagination. Feel free to use the coasters for other glasses that ‘sweat’, you can have full confidence that the Discovery felt coasters will work wonderfully to absorb any condensation that manages to escape from your glass.

SHIPPING: Are VAT / Duties included in the shipping price?

Duties and VAT are not included. We've been working very hard over the past few months to negotiate the best shipping rates, and this is the best solution we were able to come up with to offset any VAT or duties that may be charged. Logistics and shipping are always a challenge and we’ve invested a ton of time to do our best to take care of all our backers and ensure you have the best delivery experience.

Design Theory

i. Aroma Amplification

Similar to wine and spirit glasses, swirling amplifies your coffee’s flavor through taste and aroma.


We designed the optimal shape and curvature of the glass to maximize the area of your coffee when you swirl. This simple action aerates and oxidizes your coffee revealing a spectrum of dormant aromas and flavors in your brew.


Each of the AVENSI Glasses are also designed with unique rim architectures of different diameters and curvatures, which directs the flow and spread of coffee onto specific areas of your tongue and palate, creating a unique tasting experience that will enhance your coffee’s flavor notes. 



ii. Flavor Exploration

AVENSI allows you to discover how your coffee’s unique flavors and aromas develop as the temperature cools through temperature control–a unique feature that is activated by swirling. 


The unique Hybrid Thermal Wall design is comprised of a single-wall upper portion that dissipates heate more quickly as you swirl. This allows you to actively cool your coffee and sense the temperature of your coffee through the single-wall. Once you’ve reaced your preferred temperature, the double-wall base retains your desired temperature for longer.


Transform a trpical coffee drinking experience into an immersive ritural where you’ll enjoy discovering new flavors in every cup.

YOU WOULDn'T DRINK YOUR WINE FROM A PLASTIC CUP

So why drink your coffee from a mug that doesn't reveal its full potential?


AVENSI is a revolutionary glass that combines the science and engineering of wine and spirit glasses with what was missing from existing coffee cups. The result is a new category of coffee cup that allows you to taste and appreciate your coffee in a way never before possible. 

Traditional

coffee cups

The ordinary ceramic mug is ancient—literally. Even the insulated metal mug was designed as a simple vessel—a means to an end for consuming coffee without any purpose or thought for enhancing the flavor or the drinking experience.


Ordinary mugs (3000 BC) were not designed to focus aroma or enhance taste. Likewise, insulated mugs (1980 AD) conceal aroma and hinder taste due to the lid and small opening.


Wine & Spirit glasses

The wine and spirit industries have spent decades taking a scientific approach to creating the perfect glass shapes that improve taste, aroma, and flavor. Connoisseurs of these drinks have figured out that the type of glass you serve it in can make or break the entire drinking experience—they consider their glasses the MOST important tool for the fullest appreciation of taste, aroma, and flavor. 

MEET THE COLLECTION

Each of the unique shapes of the AVENSI glassware line were engineered and tested to direct the flow and spread of coffee onto specific areas of your tongue and palate, creating a unique tasting experience that will enhance your coffee’s flavor notes, immersing your palate with rich flavors in every sip.


Click to view the recommended flavor &

roast pairings for each glass. 

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VIDA

THE ALL AROUND HERO

ATTRIBUTES:

Enhances & balances overall flavor

ARCHITEECTURE:

Tulip shape

TASTE:

Directs coffee to the front of your tongue

FLAVOR PAIRINGS:

Chocolaty, sweet, well-rounded

ROASTS:

All roasts (light to dark)

SENTI

THE AROMA ENHANCER

ATTRIBUTES:

Maximizes aroma & enhances body

ARCHITECTURE:

Extra-wide bowl diameter

TASTE:

Directs coffee to the center of your tongue

FLAVOR PAIRINGS:

Nutty, earthy, caramel

ROASTS:

Medium & darker roasts

ALTO

THE ILLUMINATOR

ATTRIBUTES:

Enhances body & fruity acidity

ARCHITECTURE:

Flared lip & hourglass shape

TASTE:

Directs coffee to the top & sides of your tongue

FLAVOR PAIRINGS:

Fruity, bright, citrusy

ROASTS:

Lighter roasts

COMPARE

VIDA

Avensi 

STARTER Set

$49.00

Description:

Includes 2x VIDA glasses, the all around performing glass. See what you’ve been missing from your ordinary mug. Reveal and experience your coffee’s flavors like never before.


In the Box:

• 2x VIDA glasses

• 2x Discovery Felt Coasters

• 1x Microfiber Polishing Cloth

• Premium Gift-ready Tube Package

• How-to Instructional Guide

• Free Access to our Online Coffee Adventurer’s Guide


Materials:

Handcrafted double-walled borosilicate Glass 

AVENSI

Avensi

COMPLETE Set

$89.00$79.00

Description:

Includes the entire AVENSI glassware line of 3 uniquely shaped glasses that will give you a new way to appreciate a wide range of roasts and flavors. 


In the Box:

• 3x glasses: 1x SENTI, 1x VIDA, 1x ALTO

• 3x Discovery Felt Coasters

• 1x Microfiber Polishing Cloth

• Premium Gift-ready Box with black foam interior

• How-to Instructional Guide

• Free Access to our Online Coffee Adventurer’s Guide


Materials:

Handcrafted double-walled borosilicate Glass 

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