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Espresso Cups Review - Criteria for Review
Introduction | Criteria for Review | Francis! Francis! | Illy Schwung | Tognana Cups | Saeco Art Cups | Cup Vs. Cup Vs. Cup! | Conclusions
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It was hard to establish a set of groundrules for what constitutes a good espresso cup, so it was a bit of an adventure. In the end, I decided to look at the following factors:

  • Construction
  • Materials
  • Thickness
  • Hand feel
  • Heat retention
  • Aesthetics
  • Overall Quality
  • Pricing

I consider myself someone who is qualified to review something as hyper-specialized as espresso cups because I have collected them for years now. I have over 120 different cup designs for espresso, cappuccino, and coffee, and about 45 of them are specifically for espresso. I'm huge on aesthetics, which I shamefully admit is the reason why I've dropped a lot of cash on some cups that, while aesthetically amazing, are less than up for the job of being the receptacle for the epitome of what a coffee bean can become.

That said, I'm not a professional in the field of ceramics or porcelain, or 18/8 grade steel, for that matter. I try to apply a common sense approach to what I write and investigate, and where I don't know certain things, I either try to find out or admit the shortcoming.

And now on to the individual looks!

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Introduction | Criteria for Review | Francis! Francis! | Illy Schwung | Tognana Cups | Saeco Art Cups | Cup Vs. Cup Vs. Cup! | Conclusions
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Arrow 1. Introduction
Arrow 2. Criteria for Review
Aarow 3. Francis! Francis!
Aarow 4. Illy Schwung
Aarow 5. Tognana Cups
Aarow 6. Saeco Art Cups
Aarow 7. Cup Vs. Cup Vs. Cup!
Aarow 8. Conclusions
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