Did you know that in France coffee, tea and hot chocolate are drunk not from mugs or cups but bowls? It’s a custom which often takes visitors by surprise but really makes perfect sense – after all what could be nicer than warming your hands around a bowl of hot chocolate on a cold afternoon or dunking a freshly baked croissant into your coffee on Sunday morning?
Elsewhere around the world, French coffee bowls have become something of a collector’s item for those in the know. The beautiful bowl and plate set pictured above are made in France by luxury fine porcelain manufacturers Gien. The design is called ‘Cacao’ and features the ripe fruit of the cacao tree along with tropical wildlife including parrots and flamingos. Also available in the range is a mug and rectangular plate – perfect for petit four or biscuits! They’re the perfect way to add a dash of tropical fun to your breakfast or tea table whilst still keeping things sophisticated with their delicate, painterly design.
This stunning range of china is available to order online via our Trouva boutique (with free worldwide shipping when you spend over £50!) and in store at our London showroom. Both our London and Barbados showrooms have a wonderful selection of placemats, napkins, glasses and other tableware to help you create the perfect al-fresco breakfast now that the days are getting warmer – pop in to see us and let us inspire you!