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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2001, 1:00am
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Espresso Cups Vs. Cups Vs. Cups!

This time around, we take a detailed look at a subject near and dear to me - espresso cups and what makes them great. Cups from Illy, Tognana, Francis! Francis! and Saeco are checked out.
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2002, 3:10am
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Just a note, we got comments working in detailed reviews. Post away!
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2002, 12:11pm
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Hi Mark......
Great review. I didn't think there was so much to learn. My only espresso cups are flat bottomed. And the local cafe serves espresso in flat bottomed cups as well.
Looks like more 'coffee assessories' are in my future.

So, who's the winner in Cappuccino cups? I would imagine that there is much to learn about these too? Sounds like material for another article.

P.S. Any chance in a followup to this article with a 'table' summary of results, with some relative ranking of attributes (ie: good/better/best)? So I could easily pick out thickest walls, best handle, and shot volume indicators on the inside, at a single glance??

Thanks again for the education.
Ed Gabrielle
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2002, 11:36pm
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Hi Eddie.

I can't modify this review, but I can certainly try to do something like this for future reviews... maybe a side by side table of comparable results for various products, stacking them up against the product getting the full review treatment. My wheels are already spinning about ideas on how to do this for the next three items going up - a Bodum eSantos, Patrick's balance brewers, and the Innova grinders.

Re cappa cups. I'll probably do a review of those down the road, but I need to organize with a few suppliers to get a good range. I may do more cups for that review, but a bit less info per cup.
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 6:46pm
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Recent art collections(since 2009) from Illy are  actually really beautiful and I actually own the 2010 collection by Tobias Rehberger which is especially beautiful and modern. But comparing Illy cups to the d'Ancap cups I own many of there is no comparison in the finish. The d'Ancap cups are much better finished and no rough finishing like I see specially on some of the saucers from Illy. I also like the artwork on the d'Ancap cups in general much more. Also one thing I've noticed the other day when looking at some Illy logo cups is that they are different in thickness depending on who made them. The cappuccino and espresso cups I saw were much thicker than the lungo cups that was made by different company. Illy should definitely stick to one manufacture and keep the quality more even.

The finish is maybe ok when paying the price you pay for the logo Illy cups but when you are putting a lot of money for the Illy art cups it's not acceptable.
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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012, 5:18pm
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cool review
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