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Where to get those cool coffee mugs in Microsoft's Surface ads

I'm a simple man. There are few things in this wide world that I love more than gadgets, coffee, and beer. I love me some slick Surface hardware. I adore a good pourover made from freshly-roasted Kenyan beans. And I never pass up a well-aged Belgian lambic. And fancy beverages deserve fancy glassware, or as we beer geeks call it, "Proper Glassware." If there was ever such a thing as proper glassware for Microsoft Surface users who love java, this is it.

Surface coffee mugs?

Some Surface Pro marketing images caught my eye earlier this year, when I spotted a very familiar mug from the tiny Oakland, Calif.-based pottery house Atelier Dion. I had purchased the very same mug, albeit in a different color, at my favorite San Francisco coffee shop, Sight Glass, last year. And it's so distinctive that I recognized it in Microsoft's Surface Pro imagery immediately.

I'm a big fan of Atelier Dion — I've since purchased two more of the company's mugs — and it appears that someone in Microsoft's marketing department or photo team is too. Another style of Atelier Dion mug recently appeared in Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 marketing photography.

Both mugs are beautifully and flawlessly handmade, but perhaps the coolest thing about them is that they come in a number of different colors, including some shades that match the Surface color lineup nearly perfectly. And I can't help but think both mugs would pair particularly well with Microsoft's old "Surface coffee table."

Retro review: Microsoft's 2008 Surface "coffee table" in 2017

They're not cheap, at $25 and $42 each (plus shipping), and they're made in very small numbers and often sell out. But my Surface-gray Atelier Dion mug is my favorite coffee cup ever, and I have different types of mugs from roasters and coffee shops all over the U.S. (I know, I'm a total nerd.)

If you're a big Surface fan, like many of us on Team Windows Central, and you're in the market for a new coffee mug (or maybe even a gift for a coffee-loving Surface user in your life), you could definitely do worse than a cup from Atelier Dion.

See at Atelier Dion

Al Sacco is content director of Future PLC's Mobile Technology Vertical, which includes AndroidCentral.com, iMore.com and WindowsCentral.com. He is a veteran reporter, writer, reviewer and editor who has professionally covered and evaluated IT and mobile technology, and countless associated gadgets and accessories, for more than a decade. You can keep up with Al on Twitter and Instagram.

8 Comments
  • Cool? a mug? Give me a break!
  • I am not going to go defending this article for not being extremely niche however some people really like to have a single colour theme desks/workplaces. For those people this article will be great.
  • Much cooler mugs in the Microsoft Company store.. https://microsoftmerchandise.com/Shop#/product-search/78f6861a-bbae-43b5...  
  • YES! That Minecraft mug. And I don't even play Minecraft...
  • That's one expensive mug - $42.00!!! :0
  • The blue one doesn't color match any of the Surface covers, at least in the pictures. Also, $42 for a mug is probably the most ridiculous way to burn your cash I've heard of lately, and that includes a €1329 smartphone from Cupertino.
  •  I think this article crashed the site. I would love to have one to match my Surface, but someone said they were $42 and I ain't rich. 
  • Better mugs for computer desks have a wide bottom that tapers more narrow to the top, like this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/Trudeau-Corporation-Donoti-Design-Stainless/dp/B0... They're much more tip-over resistant, unlike normal coffee mugs or that ridiculous black 'V' shaped one in the photo.