After years gripping hefty mason jars, what a dangerous thrill it is to drink iced coffee from a glass so thin you feel like it might crack between your shaky, caffeinated fingers.
The glasses at Atla, the popular all-day cafe from chef Enrique Olvera in downtown New York City, allow for just that. In line with Atla’s reputation for being a (relatively) affordable spot, the restaurant serves its drinks in glasses from CB2’s Marta collection, which the furniture site describes as “stylish and micro-thin.”
Micro-thin is no joke. These delicate wonders will make you feel ludicrously sleek and sophisticated while sipping from them, and deliberately so: Atla’s beverage director, Yana Volfson, told the New York Times she chooses glassware very carefully (and for that reason, only offers straws upon request, not wanting to “take away from that more visceral experience of a cocktail”).
To get that visceral experience, try the Double Old-Fashioned size (13 ounces) or the Cooler size (18 ounces) as opposed to the teeny Tasting Glass (8 ounces) Atla sometimes uses — which is, in CB2’s words, “the mere suggestion of a glass.”
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