The Art of Hot Chocolate

A Roseville chocolatier offers a new drinking cup that’s steeped in history and perfect for winter
Woman drinking chocolate from cup
Photo courtesy of Cru Chocolate

Inspired by ancient Mayan jars, like the one she spotted on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website, Cru Chocolate co-owner Karla McNeil-Rueda (pictured above) commissioned spouted cups for her Roseville-based business that specializes in Central American “heritage cacao.” Cru’s modern version—launched in July and made of New Mexican micaceous clay—is ideal for sipping hot chocolate through a built-in spout. The earthen material keeps the contents warm and serves as an artful vessel that doubles as museum-worthy decor.