Espresso Cups for coffee enjoyment, like in Italy
When do you drink espresso?
The enjoyment of espresso is no longer a luxury limited to a visit to an elegant restaurant. More and more coffee lovers are owning their own espresso machines at their homes. It is important to find the perfect and most appealing espresso cups to complete the coffee experience.
What are the characteristics of espresso cups?
Not all espresso cups are the same: there are minimalist cups without handles, differences in filling capacity, size and colour. You can also find colour-coordinated saucers in round or drop shape to go with your espresso cup at Tinkalu.
Information about espresso cups
Espresso originated in Milan and conquered the whole world from there. At the latest since the success of fully automatic coffee machines, in which the roasted coffee beans are freshly ground, espresso cups have become an absolute must-have.
Porcelain espresso cups?
Porcelain espresso cups are particularly popular. They are pleasantly light, suitable for everyday use, durable, dishwasher-safe, resistant to both acids and alkalis and particularly easy to clean.
Serving espresso in style and combining espresso cups:
Espresso cups are available from Tinkalu in two sizes. The classic models are beige, grey and charcoal, while mint, rose and pastel blue espresso cups are a real eye-catcher in the contemporary kitchen. Enjoy the wake-up drink in style in the classic espresso cup and place a sweet treat on its saucer (traditionally, for example, amarettini, chocolate-covered almonds or chocolate coffee beans). Serve a glass of water on a small tray in typical Italian style.
Our tip: Combine different coloured cups and saucers to create new sets again and again.
Preheat the espresso cups?
Espresso tastes best when it is hot. It is therefore common to preheat the espresso cup to prevent the coffee from cooling down. The cold porcelain of the cups would cause the temperature to drop quickly and the espresso to lose its flavour. Many machines are therefore equipped with a preheating function. It also looks beautiful when you stack your espresso cups on your coffee machine, ready to use and preheated.
How to prepare espresso?
A good espresso should be prepared with around 7g of ground coffee and 25 to 30 ml of water. The espresso maker (Italian: "mocha") creates a pressure of up to 3 bar, but does not produce a creamy finish. If you want this, you need a portafilter espresso machine that creates 9 bars.
The perfect caffè crema should have a firm stand and be hazelnut brown.
The difference between espresso and mocha cups
The difference between mocha and espresso mainly lies in the processing of the coffee beans and the production of the coffee. Espresso beans are roasted longer and are therefore less acidic. The strong taste is created by the pressure of the espresso machine. Mocha is brewed without pressure and cooked in the Turkish way.
One of the differences is the capacity of the cups. Up to 50 ml is usual for an espresso. The ristretto, the shortened version of the espresso, has 15 ml of liquid - accordingly, the small Tinkalu espresso cups with 60 ml are the appropriate ones. For a double espresso, the volume is 70 to 100 ml and for a mocha, around 80 to 90 ml of water is usual. Accordingly, for double espresso, espresso macchiato and as a mocha cup, you should also choose the larger Tinkalu espresso cup with 100 ml.
As a quick start to a good day, for a short break in between or to end a delicious dinner: espresso is on everyone's lips! And when it is served in a matching espresso cup set, it tastes twice as good. Thanks to its special preparation method, aroma and taste are concentrated in a special way. And the pick-me-up tastes best in beautiful espresso cups - buy your favourite models now and discover our exclusive selection.
When do you use small espresso cups?
Especially after enjoying a delicious dinner or at the end of breakfast, coffee lovers drink their espresso in a strong and concentrated way. This coffee pleasure is being made even more beautiful by individual and appealing espresso cups.
These are the features of the favourite single espresso cups
Our small espresso cups are especially delicate and slim to help the ristretto or single espresso taste perfect. At Tinkalu you will not only find the cups in 6 colours, but also colour-coordinated saucers in round shape and in drop shape to match your espresso cup.
Espresso cups made of porcelain?
Espresso cups made of porcelain are particularly popular. They are pleasantly light, suitable for everyday use, durable, dishwasher-safe, resistant to both acids and alkalis and particularly easy to clean. Or why not serve your favourite drink in an espresso mug?
Information about espresso
Espresso originated in Milan and conquered the whole world from there. At the latest since the triumph of fully automatic coffee machines, in which the roasted coffee beans are freshly ground, espresso cups have become an absolute must-have. As a pick-me-up in the morning, as a little wake-up drink in the afternoon and as the perfect end to a fine meal, espresso is at home all over the world.
Serve espresso in style and combine espresso cups
Espresso cups are available at Tinkalu in 6 colours: beige, grey and charcoal are considered classics, while mint, rose and pastel blue espresso cups catch everyone's eye in the contemporary kitchen. Serve a sweet treat (traditionally amarettini, chocolate-covered almonds or chocolate coffee beans) on the drop-shaped saucer. Our tip: Combine different coloured cups and saucers to create new sets again and again.
Preheat the espresso cups?
Espresso tastes best when it is hot. It is therefore common to preheat the espresso cup so that the espresso does not cool down. This is especially important for a ristretto, which only contains a small amount of water. Many machines are equipped with a preheating surface on which you can stack your espresso cups, ready to hand and decorative.
How do you make the perfect espresso?
The best espresso is made in a coffee machine that reaches 9 bar. The perfect caffè crema should have such a firm base that sugar rests on it for a moment and have a hazelnut-brown colour.
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