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Cappuccino Cups - Rick Waits's Review
Posted: December 19, 2003, 7:03pm
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Intelligentsia Cappa Cup
Manufacturer: Intelligentsia/d'ANCAP Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $9.95 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Intelligentsia Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco cappa cups
Bottom Line: Cup and saucer are classy with smooth lines, solid looks and seems to just say "fill me with your best shot"!
Positive Product Points

Nicely thick porcelain cup and saucer with simple, smart looks.

Negative Product Points

Opening in the handle is just a little small for my index finger to fit (can get just the very tip of my finger in the cup handle).  The opening is larger than many cappa-cups would offer, but I'd like to have just a little more room like that of my Saeco cups.  It would be helpful to have some logo or other marking inside the cup at the 4.5oz level like is found on the Saeco cups.  With my Saeco cups, I use that inside mark as a stopping point when pulling hot water for Americanos.

Detailed Commentary

Having seen so many great pictures of Latte-art in the CoffeeGeek espresso machine forum, many have been done in Intelligentsia cups.  I'm already a fan of d'ANCAP cups because they are thick, quality cups, but had not purchased any yet.  This cup made for Intelligentsia is produced by d'ANCAP in Italy and sports their logo on the cup bottom.  The cup is very basic in white with a single "IntelligentsiA" on the side in light green.  The cup is very smoothly finished and just speaks "quality".  For those of you who are into knowing cup weight, this one tilts the scales at 246gms.  The cup's capacity is 7oz full to the rim.

The saucer carries the same "thick feel of quality" as the cup.  It's smartly trimmed by a thin blue line that runs along the outer edge.  The colorful Intelligentisia logo (hot French Press) sits in the saucer's center.  The d'ANCAP logo is presented on the saucer's bottom.  The cup fits very nicely into the saucer's depression and won't slide even when tipped at a slight angle.  Just a really good fit with ample room for a spoon.

A thick, simple but elegant cup for your Cappas and Americanos.

Buying Experience

The folks at Intelligentsia are "first cabin" in service.  I've talked with them several times including when I had a problem with an order.  They are all about customer satisfaction and I'd highly recommend these folks to anyone.

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