Friendship cup

frienship cup of aosta tastingThe friendship cup, is lower and wider than grolla, in decorated walnut wood with a lid and various nozzles, it is an objet that tells of a typical tradition of the Aosta Valley

It was used in the countryside, especially in winter, amongst friends and family to drink together, to pass round, a coffee-based beverage; the so-called Aosta Valley coffee, an invigorationg mix of coffee, grappa and spices.

Even today, the frienship cup is used respecting two simple rules: it is passed from hand to hand clockwise, even repeating the circle several times, never laying it on the table (it could bring bad luck).

Be careful never to drink from the same spout, to respect that ancient sense of intimate sharing that express this ritual.


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