A few years ago, coffee cups were almost an afterthought.
They were a necessity, rather than something that could be used to elevate the experience.
Fortunately, that is not the case any longer. Most coffee folks have come to the same conclusion as wine connoisseurs; what you drink from is almost as important as what you drink!
And with something as beautiful and intense as espresso, you definitely don’t want to compromise on the aesthetic experience.
We have curated a list of cups and glasses specifically designed with espresso in mind.
The Best Espresso Cups and glasses in 2020
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1: DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses
These double walled thermos glasses keep your drinks hot or cold for longer than regular glasses and prevents condensation. The Borosilicate glass material is BPA-free, and helps guard against breakage. It has a capacity of 2 ounces or 60 ml and comes in a set of two.
A client reviewed that this shot glass allows you to appreciate coffee the manner in which it ought to be. They said that the crema and the subtle colors found in a good shot are equally as important as the taste of the coffee, and this cup lets you enjoy it all. Other people claimed to love the simple and cute design of this product, and also added that it was a steal for the price.
A few people had issues with the glass breaking too easily. However, in my opinion, that is part of the package when you buy double-walled glassware.See more reviews
2: Sweese Espresso Cups
These cups are cute and colorful. They come in a set of six, each in a different color.
They have the perfect size for a double-shot of espresso, but there’s still some substance to the cups since they are made of heavy porcelain. With this kind of cup, it’s a good idea to place them on top of your machine, so they are preheated.
One user on Amazon stated that he has a range of different colors, and choose a new one each depending on his mood. In general, many reviewers commented on the beautiful colors.
The main downside is that they don’t stack well, and some users also found them to be on the heavy side.
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3: Fellow Monty latte Art Cups
Fellow makes elegant, thoughtful and slightly expensive coffee equipment. This is also the case with these double-walled ceramic cups. They definitely look the part with their unusual metal bottom.
If you get the demitasse (aka espresso-size) they come in a set of two, but if you go for the larger cappuccino or latte cups, you only get one.
While good for drinking pure espresso, these cups are created especially with latte art in mind. That means that they have sloping walls on the inside, which is meant to help with the formation of crema and milk layers.
The opinions regarding these cups are a bit divided. Some people really adore the unusual and elegant design, while other reviewers claim that they are fragile and too demanding of the user.See more reviews
4: Espresso Cups Shot Glass by Kitchables
Not only do these special double walled thermos isolated shot glasses keep your drink warmer for long, but they also prevent heat transfer, preventing your fingers from being burnt by touching the glass. They are made from the highest quality Borosilicate glass, and are the ideal size to fit underneath the portafilter on most espresso machines. They have a 2.7 ounce or 80 ml capacity to the rim, and come in a set of 4.
A user in a positive review said that these cups are extremely lightweight, and keep the hot coffee from burning your fingers, and generally look exceptionally extravagant and cool. They added that they read a lot of reviews about the cups being fragile, but with a little care and gentle handling, they didn’t have to face any of those issues.
Besides a few people having issues with the cups breaking, not one had any bad thing to say about the product.See more reviews
5: Zenco Living Espresso Cups with Large Handle
These cups are ideal for espresso as well as nespressso, and are the perfect size for both. It is made with Borosilicate glass, which is tough and able to withstand sudden temperature changes, but appears to be light and delicate. These come in a set of 6 cups.
One user said that these cups are perfectly functional while also looking good and chic, adding that they were a fan of aesthetics, and these cups were according to their taste.
Most people praise the simplicity and delicate look of the cups, and say that these are ideal for espresso shots.See more reviews
6: Aozita Espresso Cups and Saucers with Espresso Spoons, Stackable Espresso Mugs
These premium quality cups set with espresso spoons are ideal for a double or single shot espresso, and work great with espresso machines. Made with high quality ceramic/porcelain, these are lead-free and chip resistant, making them suitable for daily use. They have a capacity of 2.5 ounces or 75 ml and come in sets of either 4 or 6.
Most people only seem to have great things to say about these mugs. A user praised the high quality of everything from the cups, to the saucers and the spoons. Whereas another one said that they thought the quality wouldn’t be that great for the price, but were pleasantly surprised by the product.
One user even said that these cups look and feel just like the cups that would be served by a barista in Rome.See more reviews
7: Dragon Glassware Espresso Cups
These Dragon Glassware Espresso cups are the ideal size for most espresso machines. Engineered with double-walled insulations, they keep the liquid warm or cold for longer. They also come in multiple capacity options of either 4 oz/120 m or 6oz/175ml and come in sets of either 4 or 6 cups.
One user said that these cups were lightweight, but sturdy, and were perfect for espresso. Though another client said that they were incredible at the cost, and there wasn’t a thing dislike about the cups.
A few people claimed that the cups had questionable quality, but one of these critical user also said that they were sent a new set by the seller which were much better in quality.See more reviews
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