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Espresso Cups - Toto Di Torretta's Review
Posted: May 23, 2002, 9:03am
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Niko K. 10.00
Nadav Caine 8.83
Kahve Delisi 8.00
Mark Prince 8.00
Toto Di Torretta 7.80

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Danesi
Manufacturer: Danesi Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $36.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: www.hotncold.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Lavazza, et al
Bottom Line: Uniquely design cup & saucer with great heat retention.
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Detailed Commentary

I first noticed these cups at Il Colosseo Café, in Bensohurst Brooklyn, sitting atop an impressive two lever commercial Rancilio machine. I was served a cup of superb espresso in one of these interestingly designed demitasses.

The cup design is a bit rounded and shorter as compared to others. The handle feels most comfortable between your fingers. The saucer is my favorite part. See for yourself here: http://www.danesi-caffe.com/img/prod/oro.htm

Most importantly these cups maintain their heat which is a key variable in quality espresso production. They also feel relatively heavy and stong. I have a feeling that these cups could possibly survive the occasional slip and fall.

One negative aspect I must mention when using two Danesi cups with a portafilter, such as the one included with Rancilio Silvia, is that, if you do not get a strong pour from your spouts the coffee often just misses the cups. This is due to the roundness of the cups as compared to other standard shaped espresso cups.  I did not note this as a negative point for the cups as it is most likely the operator’s misdoing.

BTW, I am a big fan of Danesi "Gold" and "Brown" espresso beans. Try them if you do not roast your own.

Buying Experience

I bought my cups from Ron at Automatic Espresso Machine Co. here is the link: http://www.hotncold.com/webpages/jura_accessories.htm

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