AVENSI is a revolutionary coffee glassware line that combines the science and engineering from wine and spirit glasses with what was missing from coffee. The result is a new category of coffee cup that not only has a beautiful iconic design but also keeps your coffee hot, hands cool, and enhances taste, aroma, and flavor like never before. It's a new way to appreciate and experience your coffee.
Each glass in the AVENSI series is shaped differently in order to concentrate aromas to your nose and mouth while delivering coffee to your palate in ways that accentuate different attributes of your coffee’s flavor.
Continue reading to find out more about what makes the AVENSI glassware line the best coffee cups you’ll ever use, and how each of the unique glasses will enhance your coffee experience.
So why drink your coffee from a mug that doesn’t reveal its full potential?
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.
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.
This is what inspired the AVENSI–a revolutionary glass that combines the science and engineering of wine and spirit glasses with what was missing from coffee. The result is a new category of coffee cup that allows you to taste and appreciate your coffee in a way never before possible.
AVENSI transforms coffee drinking from quick consumption to an immersive experience.
It’s time for you to unlock a new way of enjoying coffee.
Before we tell you more about the AVENSI, it’s important to share how it became a reality.
Creating the world’s best coffee cup is no simple task.
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.
Collaboration is what guided our approach.
We were very fortunate and grateful that there was such an outpouring of support for the project. 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).
Here are just some of the passionate coffee lovers who helped to bring the AVENSI glasses to life and make this new way of enjoying coffee possible! (For a bigger list of people we want to thank, see the section below called “by coffee lovers, for coffee lovers”)
Here are what some of them had to say about the AVENSI:
The AVENSI is a next generation coffee cup designed to maximize your coffee's taste, aroma, and flavor.
A masterpiece in glass architecture that marries form and function, blending an interior scientific shape with a sleek exterior design.
The unique anatomy features a single-wall top, fused with a double-wall base. This doesn’t only look aesthetically beautiful, it functionally allows you to appreciate your coffee’s full potential in a whole new way
Be the first to experience the world's first patent-pending, scientifically engineered coffee glass that will redefine your coffee ritual.
The AVENSI has the most unique design for a coffee cup you’ll ever use. 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.
Whether you prefer to savor the peaceful moment alone or enjoy sharing it with friends and family, the AVENSI coffee glasses will forever transform your coffee drinking experience.
With 15 hidden features, the AVENSI is more than just a beautifully designed glass.
Below we’ve highlighted 6 key features of the AVENSI that will redefine your coffee ritual.
Inspiring a revolution to change the way people appreciate coffee isn’t a small task—we knew we couldn’t do this alone.
So we shared our ideas with the coffee community around the world and received an overwhelming outpouring of support.
Wine and spirit glasses are intentionally designed to alter variables that enhance your drinking experience. The most notable ones are: enhancing and amplifying aromas, directing liquid to specific locations of your mouth/tongue, speed and flow rate of liquid entering your mouth, and rate of aeration and oxidation which is controlled by the surface area exposed to air.
By adjusting different elements of the glass architecture, such as glass shape, wall curvature, thickness, lip flare, rim diameter, bowl-to-rim ratio, and the overall volume (to name a few) they have been able to create optimal shapes for their glasses to enhance different flavor properties for the best drinking experience.
We were surprised that although coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world (with some of the most beautifully diverse flavors of ANY drink) there hasn’t been innovation to create something that upgrades the coffee experience.
We saw what was missing from coffee cups, and took inspiration from wine and spirit glasses to create something that has never been done in the coffee world.
The result? The AVENSI, a new generation of coffee cup.
AVENSI is the world’s first coffee cup that allows you to do something no other cup can, its unique shape allows you to turn coffee drinking from quick consumption to an immersive experience through swirling.
This unlocks 2 revolutionary flavor upgrades that will redefine how you taste and experience coffee:
Similar to wine and spirit glasses, swirling amplifies your coffee’s flavor through taste and aroma.
90% of what we perceive as flavor comes from our sense of smell. To design a coffee glass that enhances flavor, it had to enhance aroma.
The AVENSI does this better than any other coffee cup.
The shape of the glass maximizes the surface area of your coffee when you 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.
The “Diffusion Chamber” captures the rich bouquet of aromas and delivers them to your mouth and nose.
The shape of the glass is optimized to direct the flow of coffee perfectly onto your tongue. Similar to high end wine and spirit glasses, the AVENSI also has an ultra thin rim, which is 60% thinner than ordinary coffee cups. This maximizes the flow of coffee onto your tongue, immersing your palate with rich flavors in every sip.
Each of the AVENSI Glasses (VIDA, SENTI, and ALTO) are also designed with unique rim architectures of different diameters and curvatures. Each shape was 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.
Pair each glass by following our recommend flavor and roast pairings, or experiment and explore your coffee’s hidden flavors by drinking the same coffee in each of the AVENSI glasses.
Flavor exploration is a special experience that most coffee drinkers haven’t yet had the chance to discover.
It’s made possible by temperature control and temperature retention.
Coffee is a very unique drink because it exhibits deliciously different flavor profiles at different temperatures. As your coffee cools, there’s a brief window of time at each temperature where you can experience those unique flavor notes.
In other words, at 65 degrees Celsius your coffee may taste like black tea and dark chocolate with hints of brown sugar, but at 45 degrees Celsius that same coffee may taste smooth and sweet, with hints of citrus and blueberry.
But most people miss out on this experience. That’s because traditional mugs either cool your coffee too fast or keep it hot for too long. You have no control.
The AVENSI does something no other cup can: it turns coffee drinking into an active experience by allowing you to control the temperature through swirling. While the hybrid thermal wall retains your desired drinking temperature for longer.
This extends the window of time for the flavors you want to experience, and transforms a typical coffee drinking experience into an immersive ritual where you’ll enjoy discovering new flavors in every cup.
Watch the video below to learn more about how swirling your coffee with the AVENSI will allow you to unlock your coffee’s full potential and give you a completely new way to experience your coffee’s flavors.
As a coffee lover, you know the journey is just as important as the destination—and the AVENSI glasses will give you a whole new way to appreciate the entire adventure.
The AVENSI Ritual is four simple steps that reconnect you with your senses and allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful experience of enjoying your coffee.
After using the AVENSI glasses, you’ll find it hard to go back to your old way of drinking coffee. We can't wait for you to see, touch, smell, and taste the difference.
As we were developing the next generation of coffee glasses, we had our eyes set on creating the world’s best coffee cup.
But made an interesting discovery along the way.
Through all of our experiments between the various prototypes and iterations, there wasn’t just one glass that stood out as the ‘best’. There were 3 unique shapes that consistently emerged as top performers.
The VIDA glass is your everyday coffee hero. An all around performer that balances and enhances the flavors of your favorite coffee. An ordinary mug simply can’t compare.
The unique tulip shape amplifies aromas, while giving you an impression that the coffee is sweet by directing coffee to the front of your tongue.
VIDA pairs perfectly with chocolaty, sweet, well rounded, light to dark roasts.
The SENTI glass is designed to maximize aroma and intensify body, thanks to its extra-wide bowl diameter which maximizes surface area, while directing coffee to the center of your tongue.
It pairs wonderfully with medium and darker roasts with earthy, nutty, and caramel flavor notes.
The ALTO glass has the most unique shape. The wide rim spreads a thin flow of coffee across the top and sides or your tongue enhancing body and juicy acidity.
It’s fun for experimenting with bright, fruity, citrusy, lighter roast coffees.
Below is a summary of all three of the AVENSI glasses and their unique flavor enhancing properties.
Like the AVENSI glasses, the Discovery Felt Coasters are inspired by the hexagon: one of nature’s most beautiful shapes. The design features a mesmerizing optical illusion that symbolizes the depth and complexity of coffee’s flavors. It’s a simple reminder to slow down and take a moment to appreciate your coffee—when we do this, there’s so much we can discover.
You know the journey is just as important as the destination.
You’re drawn to discover new ways to stay ahead of the curve, and you always seem to find them.
This what brought you to coffee. You believe that coffee should be experienced, not just consumed.
You’re a Coffee Adventurer and, as an early supporter of the AVENSI glasses, we created this online masterclass video series just for you.
This online masterclass is all about the fun and adventure of exploring coffee. It will feature everything we’ve learned on our coffee journey to help you get the most out of your coffee experience. From brewing methods and best practices, to new gear and unique coffees, you’ll want to keep coming back to learn how to up your coffee game.
You enjoy novel experiences. You’re an explorer that likes trying new things and experimenting.
We get that. So we've made it easy for you!
The AVENSI glassware line is all about the adventure of coffee and exploring the diverse flavors in every cup. To kick-start your adventure, we've assembled the best collection of beans to experiment with your new glasses.
Complement your AVENSI glasses with our special offer: a unique coffee tasting experience - where we’ll ship you freshly roasted beans and explore coffee’s diverse flavor notes with you and your new glasses.
We’ll choose 3 bags of beans (75g each) with distinctly different flavor notes that you can use to taste and explore the diverse flavors of coffee from around the world. Experience the full spectrum of flavors as you embark on your adventure with your AVENSI glassware set.
**Currently only available in the USA. We'd love to make this experience available to all our backers internationally, but shipping coffee beans internationally has its fair share of challenges. If there's enough demand in your region, we'll be able to make the Coffee Explorer's Experience available to you and the other backers in your area. We will be sending a survey to all our backers after the Kickstarter campaign ends to gauge demand and we’ll do our best to make this available in your region.
The AVENSI glasses work with your favorite coffees and brew methods.
The philosophy behind the AVENSI is to elevate your appreciation for coffee by inspiring you to experiment with new coffees and brew methods, and explore the unique aromas, tastes, and flavors in your cup.
Coffee is an everyday adventure. Whether it’s enjoyed in a peaceful moment alone or shared with friends and family, the AVENSI is your perfect coffee companion on your journey of discovery.
ICOSA Brewhouse is a small team with a big vision to change coffee. Founded by 3 coffee loving friends, our mission is to change the way people perceive coffee: from quick consumption to an active experience.
With the AVENSI glassware line, the idea that you can interact with your coffee in a way that actually impacts the flavor is what we hope will encourage more and more coffee drinkers to enjoy and appreciate coffee in a way never before possible.
AVENSI to us 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. It’s this same inspiration that drives our passion for coffee and fuels our creativity to design innovative products that coffee lovers enjoy using everyday.
Please be aware that we cannot mark any shipments as a gift. This is illegal so we will not be able to do this.
Our prices do not include VAT, GST or other applicable country taxes. Our terms of sale are CIF destination. Backers are responsible for any and all import fees, VAT, duties, taxes, post office fees, and or any other fees their country or government imposes, which in the past have ranged from 0% to 20% in the US and EU countries, to as much as 200% for certain South American countries. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through Kickstarter.
Shipments that could not be delivered due to an inaccurately provided address (including failure to update an old address) will have additional costs to be reshipped. Due to the size of your rewards, we cannot ship to PO Boxes.
Estimated Delivery: Once production is complete on all of the orders, we will provide updates for shipping dates. As you know with international shipping there can be unpredictable delays that are out of our control, however, we will do our absolute best to ship based on the predicted time frame.
Risks and challenges
At this stage, everything is ready to go. Our materials are sourced and our manufacturer is ready - we’re prepared to go forward with production. Of course, even with a solid plan, there is a potential of schedule risk: it is still possible that an unexpected issue may arise that causes a delay in production or an unforeseen situation with shipping like our container being delayed in customs. If anything does come up, rest assured we will make sure to communicate it immediately so you are always in the know.
We will keep you, our backers, updated on the status of our project as it develops with full transparency. We are truly grateful for your support and we can’t wait to get the AVENSI in your hands. Cheers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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