These days are filled with stress and anxiety, but it’s also time to take pleasure in the small joys of life — such as a good cup of coffee. For coffee-connoisseurs, designer Samson Chung has just released a new collection of coffee and espresso makers called Kork Kafeware that, thanks to its sleek combination of stainless steel and cork accents, lets you sit down to enjoy a superb cup of joe, slowly and sustainably.

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Espresso maker with cork base

According to designer Samson Chung, the Kork Kafeware collection design was inspired by the need to slow down our hectic daily routine to leisurely enjoy a proper cup of coffee. As our world has been forced into a mandatory slow down these days, now is the perfect time to appreciate the joys of freshly brewed sustainable coffee. In his own words, “Sometimes life needs to slow down to enjoy the moment and this perfectly embodies what the Kafeware range is about; Good things come to those who wait.”

silver coffee makers with cork bases

French Press with cork base

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As for the design itself, the collection boasts a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic with clean lines and uncomplicated shapes. The makers are clad in a sleek, minimalist combination of polished stainless steel and sustainable cork handles, bases and gaskets. Using cork allowed the designer to forgo the plastic that normally is used to make these parts. A sustainable material, cork is incredibly durable and heat-resistant.

Gooseneck coffee pot with cork handle and base

Coffee grinder with cork handle and base

The sustainable coffee range includes a French press, espresso maker, goose-neck kettle, and coffee grinder. In addition to being a sustainable and beautiful material, using cork also adds quality to the items. Lightweight cork lids make it easier to load the coffee grounds, while the cork gaskets create an airtight seal, keeping the coffee as fresh as possible. Additionally, the cylindrical cork handles are weighted to ensure that the lids stay securely shut despite the high pressure needed to brew your daily joe.

+ Samson Chung

Via Yanko Design

Images via Samson Chung