Espresso cups for the perfect sip

Stop drowning your doppio in a giant mug.

Not everyone loves drip coffee in the morning, for some its best to get straight to the point with a shot (or two) of espresso, but there is nothing worse than pouring your delicately pressed caffeine fix into a giant mug. Not only can it feel messy and unsatisfying, but it can tamper with the roast’s flavor and heat retention. Luckily, there is an impressive number of cups designed explicitly for espresso and we have listed some of our favorites here.

For a simple sip. Amazon

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This set from Sweese is a beautiful, organized way to upgrade your espresso experience. These durable, porcelain cups can hold 4 ounces of liquid with a little bit of room at the top, perfect for a cappuccino. The set comes with four stackable cups, six 4.6-inch saucers, and an ergonomic, space-saving stacking rack to keep your cups organized and out of the way. Each item is dishwasher safe and chip-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about any degradation over time. Choose from three sets: all white, cool blues, and warm reds/yellows for a look that will compliment your decor.

Another round! Amazon

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For all the espresso purists out there, here is a set that is dedicated to the shot. These tiny glasses hold roughly 80 milliliters of liquid and will fit perfectly under your espresso machine’s portafilter. They are made from lightweight borosilicate that can hold up in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. Each glass is handle-free and thermo-insulated with a double wall so you won’t have to worry about burning your fingers or losing your grip on a tiny handle. Plus, their sleek design makes them an en vogue addition to your kitchen.

Keep yourself caffeinated on the go. Amazon

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These espresso cups are the perfect outdoor travel companion (they are also a great option for those of us who tend to be clumsy). Each cup is made from durable, shatterproof 304 18/8 stainless steel with a mirrored interior that won’t rust. They can hold 3 ounces of liquid and the double wall insulation keeps your drink hot and your fingers cool. The square handles are designed so you can slip a finger through or go with a classic pinch hold. They are great for camping, road trips, poolside sips, and much more.

Hot sip, cool exterior. Amazon

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If you are looking for a gift to give your best espresso-loving pal, then look no further. These ceramic demitasse cups are a beautiful way to consume your caffeine. They fit neatly in the hand with a satisfying weight and soft exterior that utilizes the familiar double wall design to keep your hands comfortable and your drink hot. Each cup holds two ounces of liquid, which is equivalent to one shot of espresso. Choose from a mix of open, inviting patterns or go with solid black for a more grounded tone. These cups will bring a mature, sophisticated feel to any home.