The Friendship Cup, also called Grolla or Grolle in Savoy, is a round container made of turned wood that is often finely carved. It has a cover and spouts, varying in number according to its size, from which people drink traditional Valdostana coffee - coffee mixed with Grappa, Génépy liqueur, sugar and spices. Of course, there’s no reason why it can’t be used with the beverage of your choice. Presently the Cup is considered an artistic object because it is still handmade and produced by only a few workshops of Valle d'Aosta. Friends gather around the table perhaps in front of a fireplace after a day of skiing or, in general, after a long and tiring day at work. After a number of “turns” around the table, the atmosphere warms up and tiredness disappears. Friendship Cup is ready for use. The first time, however, it is better to leave it for 5 minutes filled with lukewarm coffee.