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Thinking of getting a new pair of cups for your espresso? We got you covered. In this post, I will share my top picks for the best espresso cups and glasses that are out there. I will briefly cover details about the materials, sizes, and other factors that will help you pick the best set!
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Table of Contents
9 Best Espresso Cups – How to choose the best espresso cup?
Top Picks – Quick Glance at the Best Espresso Cups
|Sweese Porcelain Espresso Cups
|DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses
|Fellow Monty Milk Art Cups
|80ml Stainless Steel Espresso Cups Set
|Bodum Pavina Double Wall Glass
|Yundu Ceramic Espresso Coffee Cups with Saucers
|MASHELE Espresso Cups Shot Glass Coffee Mug
|BIA Cordon Bleu
|Crystalia Turkish Coffee Set
|Metal + Ceramic
What are espresso cups called?
An espresso cup is called demitasse, meaning “half cup” in French. When you travel to Europe, you will be offered espresso in a traditional demi-tasse or a small cup. These small cups are also used to serve Turkish coffee.
What size should an espresso cup be?
An espresso cup should hold 2-3 ounces, this is the ideal size. Anything that is larger than this size, will spread the crema out, become thin, and disappear faster. A larger cup size also makes your espresso or beverage become cold quickly.
Factors to consider when purchasing espresso cups
Here are a few factors you must consider before purchasing any espresso cups.
- Size: As mentioned do check the ideal size of the espresso cups. 2-3 oz work best to serve and hold espresso coffee. They will also fit the most popular coffee and Nespresso machines that we use at home
- Material: Traditionally, ceramic and porcelain material are best when it comes to espresso cups. Borosilicate glasses are also equally good. Consider double walled glass material so that the beverage remains hot for long, and is comfortable to hold while drinking. You can also buy cups made of stainless steel – they are handy when you are traveling or on road trips, picnics, etc., but they don’t make the best espresso cups.
- Cleaning: Kitchen items being dishwasher safe are important for me. So the cups and glasses mentioned here are dishwasher safe (and many are freezer, microwave and oven safe as well)
- Cups with saucer or glasses: Espresso cups pair well with saucer. So if you want something traditional, fancy and formal opt for a cup-saucer set. If you want something for yourself, home office, etc a glass might be handy. I mean that’s what I am drinking my coffee from right now as I blog away from my condo.
- Colors: Porcelain white is the most popular color for espresso cups. But a little color is always a good idea. In this list you will find pastel pinks, colorful cup, and saucer combos – take a look, and let me know what you like!
So, here are the 9 best espresso cups.
Sweese 401.001 Porcelain Espresso Cups with Saucers – 2 Ounce – Set of 6, White
These white ceramic porcelain espresso cups are traditionally said to be the best, and is quintessentially how espresso cups look like all over the world, particuley in Europe.
Sweese 401.001 comes with saucers, in a pack of 6. Each espresso cup holds 2oz, which is the accurate size to hold the coffee temperature. These demitasse cups work well on an espresso machine.
These espresso cups are made of durable porcelain, which is a premium lead-free material, and is also dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer friendly. Plus they are packaged well on delivery.
Due to the traditional sparky white color of the espresso cups and saucers, you can use them at home, casual or office environments, while enjoying shots with your loved ones.
If you prefer, colorful, stackable espresso cups and saucers, you can check these options below by Sweese
De’Longhi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses, Set of 2, Regular, Clear
Glass espresso cups are very popular, just like the ceramic option. It is classy and the shades of brown inside the glass make it so tempting!
De’Longhi DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses come as a set of two, and it keeps your drink hot or cold for hours. They are also easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.
These double wall thermos glasses are comfortable when the drink is hot.
Perfect capacity at 2 ounces or 60 milliliters.
Fellow Monty Milk Art Cups, Double Wall Ceramic, (Matte Black, Demitasse Set – 3 ounces)
Fellow is a San Francisco based company, and they make very durable and classic coffee products. Fellow Monty Milk Art Cups are a set of 2 double wall espresso cups made of ceramic. A double-walled cup helps your drink warm for longer.
The sleek design of the cup is stunning, and the amazing thing about these cups is that they are stackable. Plus they are dishwasher friendly!
80ml Stainless Steel Espresso Cups Set – 2 Pack Double Wall 304 Stainless Steel Demitasse Cups 2.7oz By RECAPS
Prefer espresso cups that do more than just coffee (but mixed drinks and cocktails!), these demitasse cups are perfecto! All of 2.7oz, these double wall insulated cups are made of stainless steel.
You can enjoy your espresso without burning your hands, or a cocktail – this one is perfect for both. Plus they are super durable, and you can effortlessly carry it around for road trips, picnics or just at home.
I love making Indian filter coffee in it too! Try them today.
Bodum Pavina Double Wall Glass – Set of 2
Zero condensation is a thing, and for those who love to keep things neat and nice, these Bodum Pavina Espresso glasses are the best.
With a 3.5-ounce capacity, these double walled borosilicate glass cups keep drinks hot or cold for longer hours. The size is slightly larger than ideal, but when you pour the crema, you will see it set beautifully. And no condensation, meaning no glass rings or mess.
These glasses are said to be hand-blown, and they come in a nice egg-like appearance. They are dishwasher safe too.
Yundu Ceramic Espresso Coffee Cups with Saucers – 4 oz
You guys, if you prefer some color in your cups, then the Yundu Ceramic Espresso Coffee Cups might be it. They come in pretty shades of pink, as a set of six, paired with saucers. These cups are beautifully made, and the manufacturers have good after sales customer service as well.
They measure slightly larger than regular espresso cups at 4 oz for each. You can use them for regular coffee, latte, or tea. Not only pretty, but they are also dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.
Yundu coffee cups and saucers are elegant in appearance and are perfect for ladies or family get-togethers.
MASHELE Espresso Shot Glass Coffee Mug Set of 6 Double Wall Thermo Insulated Glasses Mugs Tea Cup 2.7oz Clear (6, 2.7oz)
At 2.7 ounces, these double-wall thermo mugs are a great gift idea for yourself or your friends. These espresso shot glasses are elegantly built with unique curvature that is beautiful to hold and serve.
They are made from the highest quality lead-free borosilicate glass and are dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer safe. Plus no condensation – ever!
BIA Cordon Bleu 4-Ounce Espresso Cup and Saucer, Set of 6, Assorted Colors
These colorfully fun cups (and saucers) are designed in California. BIA Cordon Bleu cups are made of stoneware, that is resistant to chipping, cracking, and staining.
The cup and saucer set of 6 is larger than the traditional espresso cup size. It can hold up to 4 ounces. They are beautifully made with a colorful glaze and are oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
Crystalia Turkish Coffee Espresso Cups Set, Arabic Greek Moroccan Coffee Serving Set, Antique Silver Cup with Inner Porcelain and Metal Saucers Lids, Tray Sugar Dish, Demitasse Gift Set
Take your espresso cups to the best level with these EPIC Turkish style coffee serving sets. Made in Europe with high quality material, with this set you get 9 pieces
- 2 Turkish Porcelain demitasse cups (they are removable and dishwasher safe)
- 2 metal cup holders and lids
- 2 metal saucers
- 1 sugar dish with lid and
- beautiful embroidered tray
This espresso set is very elegant with the metal designs, and the porcelain cups are traditionally the best – so you get the BEST of both worlds. They also make for a great coffee gift idea, and the item ships in a beautifully designed printed box!
So there you have it! I hope you found this post useful in picking the perfect espresso coffee cup for your home, office, or gift for your loved one!