the cupping bowls
Featherlight, unbreakable, and stackable for drying and storage, all while maintaining heat better than ceramic. Each set contains 24 bowls.
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great coffee deserves great bowls
Ceramic cupping bowls are far from perfect. They're expensive to ship, break easily, and steal heat from the coffee. Barista Hustle Tools Cupping Bowls solve all of these issues in one fell swoop. Matt personally designed every cubic millimeter and sourced specific material, ensuring these bowls are zero compromise.
Off a cupping lab table or down the side of a cliff at origin, Barista Hustle Tools Cupping Bowls can withstand any fall. You could probably break the legs off with a well-placed golf club, but that's not SCA cupping room protocol. Good luck doing it with a spoon.
We've added six wings beneath the lip that enable easy stacking for efficient storage and anxiety-free transport. They also completely drain and dry themselves when stacked upside down after washing.
Minimizes Heat Loss
Weighing in at a mere ~45 grams, these bowls will only steal 5°C of water temperature when filled. Your average 200 gram ceramic bowl will instantly suck up 13°C. Whether you use boiling water or 93.58°C, your coffee will be extracted consistently closer to your set point. The drop in temperature over time will remain fairly similar to ceramic, as the water's surface is where most of the heat is lost over time. You'll also be able to move these bowls off your brew scales immediately after pouring without burning your fingers!
Every bowl is exactly the same volume, to the milliliter. They're designed so ~12 grams of coffee grinds and 200 grams of boiling water will sit right under the rim. Accurate pours without scales are possible, but of course, we recommend weighing every bowl.
the nitty gritty
100% Pure Food Grade
No fillers, colors, allergens, heavy metals, or toxic mold release agents. BPA free, phthalate free, and zero androgenic or similarly suspicious chemicals.
The exact plastic we're using is FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 3.2a, certified for food contact without temperature or food-type limits.
We chose HDPE because it's 100% recyclable with current techniques. The "2" in the triangle on the bottom tells your local recycling company what it’s made of for efficient processing. That said, these bowls should last a lifetime. Please give them to your up-and-coming-cupping-champion kids rather than throwing them out. But if you have to throw them out, please recycle!
Taste and Odor Free
HDPE is what commercial chopping boards, water pipes, and milk bottles are made from. It doesn't hold water or leach anything into water. It's dishwasher safe, UV resistant, and can withstand all chemicals found in the hospitality environment (though we'd recommend staying away from scented dishwashing chemicals).