Cuisinox Porcelain Espresso Cups, 4-Piece

Last updated date: May 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6


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Overall Take

Although this set of espresso cups comes only in white, they are designed with an attractive pear-shape. The cups are porcelain and come with saucers for serving your guests in style. Their high quality construction means you can use the cups in the microwave or clean them in the dishwasher without worry. In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Cuisinox Cuisinox Porcelain Espresso Cups, 4-Piece placed 2nd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Espresso Cup for a detailed review of all the top espresso cups.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
111 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
If you sat down in an Italian café, a century ago, you’d receive your favorite caffeinated drink in this kind of espresso cup. You’ll receive 4 saucers as a bonus, so you can feel like a true bartender when you want to amaze your friends.
- Caffeine Solution
Given that these cups are also microwave and dishwasher safe, they will give you an easier time when heating your coffee and cleaning up after use. Attractive classic style.
- Coffee Gear X
If you like white demitasse cups with saucers, get these pear-shaped cups from Cuisinox. Each holds 2-oz. They are heavy and restaurant quality.
- CoffeeSphere
What experts didn't like
Heavier than expected.
- Coffee Gear X

From The Manufacturer

This Italian pear-shaped espresso cup set of 4 is the original and most requested of all cappuccino cups. Often used to print company logos by many coffee houses and/or advertising agencies. This cup is extra thick walled and in a traditional pure white porcelain.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Sweese Porcelain Saucers & Espresso Cups, 6-Piece
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Cuisinox Porcelain Espresso Cups, 4-Piece
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
4. JoyJolt Savor Insulated Espresso Mugs, Set of 2
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Evaryl Double Wall Espresso Cups, Set of 4
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Sweese Stackable Espresso Cups with Saucers, Set of 6
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Aozita Espresso Cups with Saucers and Spoons, 12-Piece
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Hoomeet Ceramic Espresso Cups and Saucers, Set of 6
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Zenco Living Espresso Cups, Set of 6
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
12. Gibson Espresso Set with Rack, Set of 13
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
13. DeLonghi Double Walled Espresso Glasses, Set of 2
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
14. Kitchables Espresso Cups, Set of 4
Overall Score: 5.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Espresso Cups

Espresso cups are more than just tiny coffee cups. There are several details to look for when shopping for the best espresso cup for your kitchen.

The first factor to consider is the size of the cups. A demitasse, which means half-cup in French, holds 2 to 3 fluid ounces. An espresso doppio normale is essentially a double shot, which fits best in a 3.5- to 4-ounce cup. Choosing the smallest container possible based on your beverage preference is best, as the crema will spread out and disappear more quickly in a larger cup.

Next, pay attention to insulation and the materials used in the cups. Glass cups with double walls keep beverages hot while preventing the outside of the container from burning your fingers. Alternatively, white ceramic mugs are a clean, classic addition to any coffee bar.

Finally, notice any added features that could make one set of espresso cups stand out over another. Handles can make holding your drink more comfortable. A collection that includes extras, such as spoons and saucers, provides all you need to create a cafe experience at home. A storage rack keeps the cups tidy and accessible.

Considering what is important to and appeals to you will help you select the best option.

DWYM Fun Fact

Espresso might have been the first example of fast food, innovated during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the 19th century, European workers enjoyed drinking coffee. However, the time it took to boil water and brew a pot of hot “joe” was prohibitive to busy employees.

In 1884, an Italian inventor named Angelo Moriondo patented a steam machine that made coffee beverages almost instantly. However, the device could only produce large quantities of the drink.

In 1902, another Italian inventor, Luigi Bezzera, patented his machine that used force by pressure, steam, and hot water to brew individual cups in just 30 seconds.

The Espresso Cup Buying Guide

  • Some espresso aficionados say that a hot espresso cup enhances the enjoyment of the beverage. You can preheat your espresso cups before using them by filling them with boiling water and dumping it out just before pulling a shot.
  • Even if an espresso cup is marked as safe for everything from the dishwasher to the microwave, never pour hot liquids into a cold glass or ceramic cup and never add cold liquid to a hot cup. The sudden contraction or expansion could cause the cup to shatter.
  • Consider handwashing glass or delicate ceramic espresso cups. Although they might be dishwasher-safe, the small size and fragile composition make them susceptible to breaking, especially if they hit against another item in the dishwasher.
  • In addition, some consumers report that putting double wall glass cups in the dishwasher leaves them cloudy due to condensation between the walls.