A better everyday one cup at a time
Coffee and tea are the most consumed beverages in the world after water. Statistically you’ve most likely already had one or a few cups of hot brew today. It’s a part of life that can give a silver lining to any moment. That’s why we’ve decided to update our selection of products to make that perfect cup – from the tea infuser and the kettle to the milk frother. And whether you enjoy a sip every now and then, or aspire to be the neighborhood’s most praised at-home-barista.
We drink coffee and tea to wake up in the mornings, to stay awake at night or simply because it’s good company. Malin Ljungström, who has been involved in developing the range, has more insights to why we enjoy these steaming drinks so much. “To many, the smell of coffee and tea means well-being and a homey feeling. Since we want to improve people’s everyday, we’re offering products that make it possible for more to experience more feelgood moments at home.”
Cold facts and hot products
Trends travel fast today. In the world of coffee and tea, we pick up interesting habits and quirky behaviors in the blink of an eye. We’re exploring and trying new things. And we want to be able to make as good coffee and tea at home as we’ve tasted in that cozy coffee shop on the corner. “Today it’s cool to be an expert and really skilled at something. I think it gives a sense of satisfaction when we notice that we’re able make things as good as the experts, without expensive and hard-to-find equipment,” says Malin.
For all tastes and different wallets
Malin and her colleagues dug deep into traditional coffee and tea cultures to find out what tools people feel they can’t live without. They talked to specialists, investigated living, eating and drinking habits to get an idea of the most necessary products. “We wanted to develop items that make a difference. A kitchen full of gadgets doesn’t make it easier to make good coffee and tea, so we’ve focused on a few, but carefully selected products,” she states. To secure the right quality and functions, the team cooperated a lot with IKEA Test Lab in Älmhult, Sweden. It’s an IKEA version of a James Bond lab where prototypes are inspected and evaluated. “A couple of the things we checked were that the thermoses can keep fluids really warm for a long time. And that the glass mugs and glass pots are durable and comfortable, even though they look and feel light and airy,” tells Malin.