Hoomeet Ceramic Espresso Cups and Saucers, Set of 6
Last updated date: February 14, 2020
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In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Hoomeet Hoomeet Ceramic Espresso Cups and Saucers, Set of 6 placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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The Hoomeet ceramic embossed espresso cups with saucers are perfect for coffee-break with friends or colleagues who love espresso coffee. They are made of stoneware which is sturdy and non-toxic, the walls of the cups are relatively thick so as to retain heat, the unique design and stylish color will brighten any table.
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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.