Why You Should Get Espresso Cups
Espresso cups have long been considered to be a luxury item, but in recent times more and more coffee lovers have started to make their own espresso at home. With the increase in the demand for home espresso machines also came the demand for more espresso cups, and so today these cups can be readily found in homes all over the world.
Some people, especially those who are relatively new to coffee drinking, may not understand the value of owning these little cups, and I can understand how it would be easy to think that you should simply drink your espresso from a regular cup. But the truth is that drinking from a regular cup would negatively impact the espresso-drinking experience. Still not convinced? Here are some other reasons you should strongly consider getting an espresso cup instead of using a standard teacup.
Espresso Is Meant To Be Savored
Espresso is a concentrated type of coffee that is formed by pouring boiled water over ground coffee beans. Espresso cups are therefore made smaller (typically holding 2 or 3 ounces) so that you can sip slowly and fully appreciate the flavor. Although smaller than a regular coffee, espresso has more body, more aroma, and more taste. An espresso is typically the foundation for larger coffee drinks (for example, lattes or macchiato) which would then have an addition such as milk, foam or water. Using an espresso cup allows you to fully savor and appreciate the aroma and flavor; drinking from a regular mug would not do your espresso justice.
Espresso Cups Retain Heat Better
Now I’m no scientific expert, but when you place a small amount of hot liquid in a large cup it will cause the liquid to lose temperature faster and so get cold too quickly. And we all know the only thing worse than a cold espresso is a burnt espresso! Besides being small enough for the task, espresso cups are also made with thicker sides to keep coffee warm and allow you to hold the cup without dropping it or getting burned.
They Fit Snug Into An Espresso Machine
Espresso machines are certainly not the only way espresso can be made and, as stated earlier, it is becoming more and more common to find espresso cups in households these days. The process of making espresso is relatively simple and requires the ground coffee beans to be packed in firmly while the machine pours out a steaming fresh cup of coffee. However, a regular-sized cup won’t fit into most espresso machines (and rightfully so!); getting an espresso cup will guarantee that you get the perfect cup of espresso every time!
They Will Save You A Trip To The Café
Who needs to go to a coffee shop when you can get your morning caffeine fix right at home? You can have the perfect coffee break without the hustle and bustle of a café. Not to mention it will save you a fortune in the long run. Having a set of espresso cups at home will make you feel like a true coffee connoisseur; you may even start to wonder how you managed to live so long without one. But tread lightly, as you may find yourself making one too many cups to get more of that delicious taste!
They Are Great For Guests
There is nothing better than taking out your espresso cups and serving homemade coffee to a friend. Your regular cups may be fine for the occasional tea, but every now and again it’s nice to treat your guests to something special. With the variety of espresso options available it’s a great way to show off your espresso-making skills or maybe introduce your guests to something new. There are few things better than great conversation over a cup of hot steaming espresso.
There are several reasons to invest in an espresso cup for your own personal use. Not only will you be able to have your coffee fix when you want, but they will save you loads of money in the future. You won’t ever have to wait to go to a café before you get your espresso fix. Try out a set of your own; you’ll be glad you did.