You have to say one thing about Handpresso: they do have a certain style and flair. I bought the Handpresso Dome Wild bicycle pump espresso maker, and while it doesn't really do all that great a job, it does get the job done and the kit I bought also came with these fantastic little cups.
Now you can buy the cups on their own. They're made from polycarbonate, but I've never tasted "plastic" in the shots I've had from them and normally I am sensitive to plastic tastes. They are also dishwasher safe, to a point, but will scratch easily so treat them kindly and they'll stay looking great for a long time.
There's also a bonus - the polycarbonate is thick and this helps retain heat really well in your small 1oz shots of espresso. The entire volume of the cup is around 2oz so they are very small. A nice little stocking stuffer and bonus! You can see your espresso!
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.