These super-limited custom spoons were designed by Julien Langevin (he/him). Julien is the 2022 US Cup Tasters Champion – aka the best coffee taster in the United States He will be competing with this spoon at World Cup Tasters!
Julien chose the trans symbol for the bowl of the spoon and the words “Slurp on, soft slurp” on the back of the handle.
“‘Slurp on, soft slurp’ is a reminder to me, and hopefully whomever slurps from this spoon,” says Julien,” “That no matter what your slurp sounds like, whether it’s a whistle you can hear across the room or a little gurgle only you can make out, it is a good slurp. I myself have a very soft, almost inaudible slurp where I don’t aerate much, and I’ve felt insecure about it before. But I’ve found there is no wrong way to slurp, as long as it’s consistent, and as long as it works for you.”
All proceeds from this custom spoon go to Glitter Cat Barista!! Glitter Cat provides support, training, access to resources, and mentorship for marginalized hospitality professionals including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, disabled, and persons of marginalized gender.
☕️ Cupping coffee? The Little Dipper is perfect for slurping.
🥣 Eating food? The Little Dipper is great for anything spoon-friendly.
The Little Dipper is 6.4″ long, dishwasher safe, and made of stainless steel with electroplated coating. It has a solid weight, a compact handle, and a deep bowl.
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DOES UMESHISO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Umeshiso ships only to US & Canada, but our stockists ship everywhere. Our stockist list is here along with the countries they ship to and direct links.
WHAT ARE THE UTENSILS MADE OF?
Umeshiso utensils are made of culinary stainless steel. The color coatings, including the rainbow finish, are achieved with electroplating.
ARE THE UTENSILS DISHWASHER SAFE?
Yes, all Umeshiso utensils are dishwasher-safe.
WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS?
Umeshiso carries three spoon styles.
- Big Dipper (for coffee & food): 7.5” long
- Little Dipper (for coffee & food): 6.4” long
- Mini Dipper (for tea, espresso, spices, etc): 4.25” long
🥄 THE BIG DIPPER is light weight with a long handle. It has a wide, flat bowl. It is great for food and coffee cupping. When used for cupping, it has dual functionality and works great for both skimming and slurping. When used for regular food purposes, it’s great for anything you can do with a spoon – cereal, soup, ice cream, you name it.
BIG DIPPER SPECS
- Total Length: 7.5” / 19 cm
- Handle Length: 5.5 in / 14 cm
- Bowl Diameter: 2 in / 5 cm
- Bowl Depth: 0.25 in / 0.6 cm
- Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 tablespoon of liquid
- Weight: 44 – 46g
🥄 THE LITTLE DIPPER is heavier with a shorter handle and deeper bowl. It is great for food and coffee cupping. When used for cupping, it’s a perfect slurping spoon. The deeper bowl prevents spillage, allowing you to fully focus on the coffee. When used for regular food purposes, it’s great for tasting sauces and broths and anything else you can do with a spoon – cereal, soup, ice cream, you name it.
LITTLE DIPPER SPECS
- Total Length: 6.4 in / 16.25 cm
- Handle Length: 4.5 in / 11.5 cm
- Bowl Diameter: 1.9 in / 4.8 cm
- Bowl Depth: 0.5 in / 1.1 cm
- Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 tablespoon of liquid
- Weight: 56 – 58g
🥄 THE MINI DIPPER is our smallest spoon. It is a demitasse spoon, also called a tea spoon or an espresso spoon. It is perfect for stirring espresso and tea, portioning sugar and seasonings, stirring the bloom of a pourover, really anything you can do with a tiny spoon.
MINI DIPPER SPECS
- Total Length: 4.25 in / 10.75 cm
- Handle Length: 3 in / 7.5 cm
- Bowl Length: 4.25 in / 10.75cm
- Bowl Width: 0.75 / 2cm
- Bowl Depth: 0.125 in / 0.3 cm
- Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 ML of liquid
- Weight: 11 – 13g
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Delivery & Policies
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CUSTOMS & IMPORT TAXES
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RETURNS & EXCHANGES
We gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations. Just contact us within 3 days of delivery and send items back to us within 7 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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