If you have someone in your life who absolutely loves coffee, you might have already given them various coffee beans that on their next birthday you are now clueless on what to gift them. For their birthday this year, why not buy them a demitasse cup instead?
A demitasse cup is what cups used for espresso is called. Demitasse is a French word that means half cup. These small coffee cups are 2 to 2 and a half inches in height and come in various materials, designs and colours. So, if you are still at a loss on which kind to buy, read on.
Demitasse cups made out of glass looks like your usual alcoholic shot glass. One notable difference though is that demitasse cups are double walled to keep the coffee hot but you would not be burned when you touch it. These glasses are also condensation free and dishwasher safe. If the caffeine addict in your life loves drinking their espresso in one gulp, these cups are perfect for them since they are handless and they could easily down their coffee.
Porcelain espresso cups usually come with a saucer in matching colour. This is perfect for those coffee drinkers who like to sip their coffee and enjoy their time drinking it. They would not feel tired holding their cup since the handle makes it easier to hold it and the saucer makes it convenient to catch spills. Porcelain demitasse cups could also be a new collection especially if you plan on buying them all the colours.
If the coffee lover in your life loves drinking their espresso while on the move, a durable demitasse cup is a must. Fortunately, demitasse cups also come in stainless steel. Make sure though that you buy one that is BPA free and non-toxic. A double walled stainless-steel demitasse cup not only makes it sturdier and more long-lasting but also insulates the coffee longer.
For the coffee lover who also loves to entertain other caffeine addicts, stackable demitasse cups are a nice gift. Stacking them would save space in their kitchen and since it comes in a set, they would not have a hard time scouring their cupboard and drawer for nice demitasse cups when they need to entertain. Make sure though to find one that is microwave and dishwasher safe so they would not have a hard time washing the cups when their guests suddenly want to drink some espresso.
You could also buy demitasse spoons and saucers if the cups you bought does not come with one. The spoons are perfect to stir the sugar and cream to make the espresso sweeter. The saucer on the other hand would make the cups easier to hold, especially cups that are handless.
Mixing and matching cups and saucers could also be a fun way of drinking espresso. The saucers could also serve as a coaster, not to mention as a place to put cookies and other pastries that go well with the coffee.