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But First, Coffee: Modern Must-Haves For Morning Routines

Whether coffee gets you out of bed every morning or you’re lost without a cup of tea, it’s worth elevating your a.m. ritual with accessories that suit your style. From espresso makers to tea pots, here are our favorite pieces to help you enjoy your morning cuppa in modern style. 

Coffee

Kitchen Accessories| Pulcina Espresso Maker By Michele de Lucchi, from Alessi|YLiving Modern Coffee
Pulcina Espresso Maker By Michele de Lucchi, from Alessi

The Pulcina Espresso Maker from Alessi gets the morning started with the perfect cup of espresso. Its design is elegant, but brilliant. Everything from the sumptuous curves to the baby chick-like spout gets to the heart of brewing coffee. You’ll enjoy its perfectly balanced cup of Italian tradition.

Kitchen Accessories| Tom Dixon Brew Coffee Set By Tom Dixon, from Tom Dixon|YLiving Coffee and Tea
Tom Dixon Brew Coffee Set from Tom Dixon

The Tom Dixon Brew Coffee Set encourages a ritualistic mindset to your morning cup of joe. Featuring eight pieces to make at-home coffee service complete, this high-shine copper set is a luxurious way to slow down your day.

Kitchen Accessories| Icon Mug Serpentine Black By Zaha Hadid, from Zaha Hadid Design|YLiving Coffee and Tea
Icon Mug Serpentine Black By Zaha Hadid, from Zaha Hadid Design

High fashion meets high coffee standards, with the Icon Mugs from Zaha Hadid Design. The distinct black and white designs reflect some of Hadid’s modern architecture in a wonderfully minimalist, color-contrasting design.

Kitchen Accessories| Cylinda-Line AJ Press Coffee Maker By Arne Jacobsen, from Stelton|YLiving
Cylinda-Line AJ Press Coffee Maker By Arne Jacobsen, from Stelton

Let coffee slip into something more casual—but equally stunning—with the Cylinda-Line AJ Press Coffee Maker. Made from sleek stainless steel, this french press style coffee maker will properly prepare coffee time and time again.

Kitchen Accessories| Circus Mug MW58-1 By Marcel Wanders, from Alessi|YLiving
Circus Mug MW58-1 By Marcel Wanders, from Alessi

With this mug, a jolt of caffeine isn’t your only pick-me-up. Featuring bright colors and a festive circus inspired design, the Circus Mug MW58-1 adds a celebratory tone to your morning coffee.

Tea

Kitchen Accessories| Form 6-Piece Tea Set By Tom Dixon, from Tom Dixon|YLiving
Form 6-Piece Tea Set from Tom Dixon

Modern and elegant, the Form 6-Piece Tea Set creates a formal tea experience that’s poised and ready to entertain. In addition to its brass construction, its sharply defined shapes are bold and confident.

Kitchen Accessories| Beam Tea Cup and Saucer Set of 4 By Zaha Hadid, from Zaha Hadid Design|YLiving
Beam Tea Cup and Saucer Set of 4 By Zaha Hadid, from Zaha Hadid Design

Emulating the style of the 1913 Russian art movement, Suprematism, the Beam Tea Cup and Saucer Set appears almost paradoxically modern. Its fine bone china is finished with delicate accents of real gold leaf for a luxurious touch.

Kitchen Accessories| Etch the Clipper Tea Infuser By Tom Dixon, from Tom Dixon|YLiving
Etch the Clipper Tea Infuser By Tom Dixon, from Tom Dixon

The Etch the Clipper Tea Infuser perfectly infuses your cup of tea every time. The unique pattern is digitally etched stainless steel, while the cone shape provides ample room for your choice of loose tea leaves.

Kitchen Accessories| Cylinda-Line AJ Tea Pot By Arne Jacobsen, from Stelton|YLiving
Cylinda-Line AJ Tea Pot By Arne Jacobsen, from Stelton

Originally designed in 1967, the Cylinda-Line AJ Tea Pot is the perfect teapot for modern casual entertainment settings and beyond. Its Danish modern design is a classic piece ready to brew you a pot of hot tea no matter the occasion.

Kitchen Accessories| Michael Graves Tea Infuser By Michael Graves, from Alessi|YLiving
Michael Graves Tea Infuser By Michael Graves, from Alessi

Make tea-time a playful experience with the Michael Graves Tea Infuser from Alessi. A sweet red bird is pitched atop this stainless steel infuser.

Necessities

Kitchen Accessories| Michael Graves Electric Kettle By Michael Graves, from Alessi|YLiving
Michael Graves Electric Kettle By Michael Graves, from Alessi

The Michael Graves Electric Kettle takes the famed 9093 Kettle silhouette and updates it. Now it has all the modern day convenience of an electric kettle, while still holding on to the same quirky and playful design of the original.

Kitchen Accessories| Cha Kettle Teapot By Naoto Fukasawa, from Alessi|YLiving
Cha Kettle Teapot By Naoto Fukasawa, from Alessi

The Cha Kettle Teapot By Naoto Fukasawa is a classic kettle, but with fluid lines and minimalist rigor. Its stainless steel construction allows this kettle to go right onto the hot stove.

Kitchen Accessories| Amare Sugar Bowl + Creamer from ANNA by RabLabs |YLiving
Amare Sugar Bowl + Creamer from ANNA by RabLabs

Cream and sugar? The luxurious Amare Sugar Bowl and matching Creamer give everyone the freedom to choose. Both feature a stunning hand-carved alabaster top and precious metal base in either rose gold, gold, or silver finish.

Kitchen Accessories| EM Hot Metal Vacuum Jug By Erik Magnussen, from Stelton|YLiving Morning Ritual
EM Hot Metal Vacuum Jug By Erik Magnussen, from Stelton

Ensure your coffee, tea or extra hot water stays pipping hot with the EM Hot Metal Vacuum Jug. The metallic finishes give this practical design a glamorous look, while the patented rocker stopper and screw cap keep things sealed.

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Nicole Tatem

Nicole Tatem

Nicole is the Sr. Site Merchandiser for Accessories, Kids, and Textiles at YLiving. She is obsessed with great design in all forms with a special love for jewelry, wine bottle labels, and tableware. When she’s not exploring the many museums and art galleries of the Bay Area, Nicole spends time looking for and visiting obscure and unusual destinations (locally and abroad) while practicing her photography skills.

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