In case you missed it, Tuesday was International Coffee Day. We’ve been downing cups of rich roast every day since to celebrate the caffeinated occasion — and have even injected a shot of the good stuff into this week’s Editor’s Picks.
So, from a liqueur perfect for your next espresso martini, through a coffee machine for the addicts and aficionados out there, to an aftershave infused with the heady scent of roasting beans, this is what we want this week…
Wake up and smell it: Joy Resolve Barisieur Alarm Clock
Let’s start as every good day does; with a hot, strong cup of the good stuff. With Joy Resolve’s handsome Barisieur Black Alarm Clock, pouring your morning mugful becomes a work of walnut-crafted, steel-trimmed art. What’s more, the alarm clock function will allow you to wake up to smell of rich, roasted coffee — and who doesn’t want that?
Joy Resolve Barisieur Alarm Clock
Flying high: Chopard Alpine Eagle Large
Personally designed by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, the new Alpine Eagle sports chic collection is a state-of-the-art reinterpretation of Chopard’s old St. Moritz timepiece. Contemporary, refined and assertive, it is crafted from an exclusive, ultra-resistant and light-reflecting metal and beats to the rhythm of a Chopard chronometer-certified movement.
Chopard Alpine Eagle Large
Greeks bearing gifts: Penhaligon’s Endymion Eau De Cologne
Named for Zeus’ handsome son, Penhaligon’s Endymion opens with fresh bergamot, mandarin, lavender and sage. But it’s caught our eye — or should that be nose? — for another of its notes: coffee. The heart of the fragrance evokes your morning cup, and that makes it the ideal scent to spritz on autumn’s chilly mornings.
Penhaligon’s Endymion Eau De Cologne
Wrap up: Sunspel Merino Wool Cable Knit Scarf
We may have coffee on our minds this week, but cable knits have also woven their way back into our lives. With the cold weather encroaching, your wardrobe will benefit no end from this pop of cable knit colour from Sunspel; a luxurious merino wool scarf with a chunky, ribbed design and reliable English construction.
Sunspel Merino Wool Cable Knit Scarf
Heaven for leather: Ettinger at the Turnbull & Asser Townhouse, NY
One of our favourite things about a trip to New York is the chance to drop into the Turnbull & Asser townhouse. Now, thanks to Ettinger’s flagship residency setting up shop in the shop, it’s a destination that heads straight to the top of our to-do list. Incorporating Ettinger‘s extensive portfolio of British-made luxury leather wallets, accessories and bags — as well as their new Bespoke Service — the third floor residency is well worth a detour.
Ettinger at the Turnbull & Asser Townhouse
Italian serve: Tom Ford O’Connor Cashmere Blazer
Coffee coloured, slightly relaxed and a little more unstructured than Tom Ford’s usual tailored fare, this cashmere blazer is the cornerstone of the American designer’s exclusive collaboration with Mr Porter, and is the perfect way to subtly bring autumnal colours into your smart casual wardrobe this winter.
Tom Ford O’Connor Cashmere Blazer
The write stuff: Pineider Travel Desk Set
When Agatha Christie sat down to pen her seminal Murder on the Orient Express, she did so at a travel desk in Yorkshire. Popular in the early 20th century, these portable workstations are the height of elegance — and Italian designer Pineider has one of the best. Functional, resistant and crafted from top quality calfskin, it may just be the inspiration you need to start work on your next page-turner…
Pineider Travel Desk Set
A swift shot: Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur
Named for the famous English pangram, this New Zealand-made liqueur is blended from hand-roasted coffee made at three organic farms, and seasoned with a dash of cinnamon. It’s the ideal way to belatedly celebrate International Coffee Day and, thanks to all that spiced caffeine, there won’t be a lazy dog in sight.
Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur
Roll up: Loro Piana Cable-Knit Rollneck
That’s right, more cable knit — because you can never have too much. Easy on the eyes and cosy on your person, this super soft Loro Piana sweater features a variety of cable patterns and is finished with thick ribbing at the edges to help keep its shape. Perfect for an off-duty look, this sweater is also fine enough to pair with a wool suit for a warm — but cool — take on formalwear.
Loro Piana Cable-Knit Rollneck
Pour us a cup: Caravan Special Brü
We’ve had the machine, we’ve had aftershave with a rich, roasted heart and we’ve had the liqueur. Finally, we turn to the real thing. From Caravan Coffee Roasters, this reblend of the brand’s Special Brü pairs an El Salvador natural with a washed Colombian bean — and the result is as deep, dark and delectable as you’d expect.
Caravan Special Bru
Want more of the best gear money can buy? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…