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silvers
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Location: Barrie
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 4:12pm
Subject: Espresso cups
 

Okay so we all love espresso and there are beautiful machines out here but I see so little on espresso cups.

First. Lets see all the cool colourful unusual espresso cups that are out there.  I've been always on the hunt for fun colourful ones which are actually really hard to find

Also

I wonder has anyone looked into the shape of a cup or the thickness and related it to how the coffee touches your Tongue, similar to wine.  

I know I should post some of my own but I only have a boring white one. But once I get some ill post
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Markarian
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Joined: 27 Jun 2012
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Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: ECM Technika IV Profi WT-WC
Grinder: Baratza Forte AP, HG One
Vac Pot: Bunn Trifecta MB
Drip: Moka, Aeropress, Hario V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 4:16pm
Subject: Re: Espresso cups
 

It's funny you mention this, because I kept seeing the Bodum Pavina cups on YouTube and how sexy they looked. I was at SCG yesterday so decided to pick some up. I highly recommend them. They look nice, keep your shot warm, and let you see blonding in the cup at the bottom so you know exactly when to cut your shot short for a ristretto. I found them incredibly useful. Here's a macchiato I made last night:

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silvers
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 5:59pm
Subject: Re: Espresso cups
 

The looks very tasty.  I have a similar shot glass I use for making a shot. Double walled and Pyrex glass.
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silvers
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Location: Barrie
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 5:59pm
Subject: Re: Espresso cups
 

The looks very tasty.  I have a similar shot glass I use for making a shot. Double walled and Pyrex glass.
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myallawala
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myallawala
Joined: 25 Dec 2012
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Location: San Antonio, TX
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Mazzer Major & Baratza Vario
Vac Pot: Yama Burner
Drip: Hario V60 & Chemex
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 6:07pm
Subject: Re: Espresso cups
 

I really enjoy the illy style espresso cups. The really thick walls have an awesome lip-feel and experience (imo) than the Lavazza cups I also have. Unfortunately I received a pair of the illy cups free when I first started on coffee (via the subscription) and found a dozen Lavazza cups on the bay for pretty cheap. Everytime the wash runs I grab the illy cups first for my shots because I enjoy using them so much.

I also have a few Turkish Coffee cups from a local middle eastern store but they aren't very substantial and I have no good reason why I don't brew in them. It just lessens the experience for me. I totally agree the cup makes a difference.

(For the record, the Lavazza Cappuccino cups are way better for me than the illy ones--They are SLIGHTLY larger volume and this allows me to use my 18g VST and get all the goodness out of my dose and steam a good amount of milk. I waste less and enjoy more.)
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EndTwo
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Joined: 13 Mar 2013
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Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
Grinder: Mazzer Major DR + Mahlkönig...
Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 4:21am
Subject: Re: Espresso cups
 

For the moment boring ugly IKEA cups. But Im sooooo gonna get some of these...
Edit: And now I ordered 4 of them...

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