In all manufacturing, imperfections happen sometimes. With Umeshiso spoons, the imperfections are so tiny we need a multi-step quality process to catch them. So we've decided to offer our beautiful imperfect spoons as a lower-cost option. We love accessibility!
🌈And if you don't like your imperfect spoon, you can return or exchange it!
Imperfect spoons are completely beautiful, functional, and safe. Most of the spoons just have one tiny ding or blemish, usually so small it doesn't even show up in photos.
The above photos show only the most noticeable imperfections we could find! 99% of the imperfections can't even be photographed. When you purchase an imperfect spoon, you'll have to look closely to find the small scratch or ding.
Imperfect spoons are amazing for anyone ballin on a budget or buying in bulk. Kids love them too!
To keep the low price point, imperfect spoons ship with minimal packaging (a simple sleeve instead of individual hand-wrapping with a complex origami fold). Aside from that, the experience is exactly the same AND you are providing a loving home for our beautiful little imperfect babies :)
QUESTIONS ABOUT 🧮 SLIDING SCALE , 📦 SHIPPING, 📏 SPOON DIMENSIONS, OR 🤔 WHAT THE HECK IS CUPPING? PLEASE READ ON!
🧮 SLIDING SCALE: Everything on my webshop is priced on a sliding scale. Just choose the price that is comfortable for you. My goal is to make each item as accessible as possible, to folks from all different backgrounds. It works because the community observes the honor system: those who are able to pay more make it possible for others with less resources to pay less.
📦 SHIPPING: I ship to US & Canada only. HOWEVER, many of my stockists ship internationally, including several who ship to literally every country. This site doesn't allow me to outlink but my stockist list is here, with shipping info + direct links to buy:
Every order is hand-packed with care by me, Umeko, in my home in Kansas City, MO. I ship out orders 1-2 times per week.
Umeshiso a one-person operation with a lot of projects, so at times I may not be able ship orders the exact day planned. If you have any questions at all about shipping times, please email me directly at umeko (at) umeshiso.com.
📏 SPOON DIMENSIONS: Umeshiso carries two styles of cupping spoon: the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.
The Big Dipper is longer and lighter weight with a wider, flatter bowl. It has dual functionality and works great for both skimming and slurping.
The Big Dipper Specs
Weight: 44 - 46g
Handle Length: 5.5 in / 14 cm
Bowl Diameter: 2 in / 5 cm
Bowl Depth: 0.25 in / 0.6 cm
The Little Dipper is shorter, with a heavier weight and deeper bowl. It's great for long-haul cupping tables because the deeper bowl prevents spillage.
The Little Dipper Specs
Weight: 56 - 58g
Handle Length: 4.5 in / 11.5 cm
Bowl Diameter: 1.9 in / 4.8 cm
Bowl Depth: 0.5 in / 1.1 cm
🤔 WHAT IS CUPPING?
What is cupping? It’s a way to evaluate coffee quality. Cupping is favored by coffee professionals because it’s an easy way to taste multiple coffees at once. But anyone can do it!
If you’d like to cup at home, you just need one or more coffees, a cupping spoon, and a few uniform-size cups in the 6- to 8-oz range.
Add 12 grams of ground coffee to each cup and pour hot water directly onto the grounds, filling the cup all the way to the top. An aromatic crust of coffee grounds will form on the surface. After four minutes, break the crusts with a cupping spoon. Then use the cupping spoon to dip into the coffee, which you slurp from the spoon.
It sounds totally weird but - well, yes it is totally weird. But fun! If you have never cupped before, I recommend checking out an online article or video tutorial - luckily there are tons! Just do a google search for "how to cup coffee".
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