Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012, 1:03pm Subject: Re: Need recommendation for cappuccino and latte cups
Another vote for Inker Cups (Croatian). Great porcelain. Really retains heat well. I have both the espresso cups and capps. Watch the handle on some of them as the lips are pinched and not finger-friendly.
Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 8:50am Subject: Re: Need recommendation for cappuccino and latte cups
I bought a set of plain white cups with saucers from Sweet Marias last year. 6 of them for about $25 and I've been very pleased. I just looked at the site and they don't have the same cups now but there are plenty of nice ones to choose from and the price is great: Click Here (www.sweetmarias.com)
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 9:42am Subject: Re: Need recommendation for cappuccino and latte cups
OK, so I use these Elektra demitasse and cappuccino cups, which are manufactured by Inker, and like them very much. (Then again, I own an Elektra.) Inker also does these cups from Vivace, and you can find a whole non-monogrammed selection in a variety of colors from Orphan Espresso. Highly recommended!
Bodum has a whole array of double-walled glass cups to keep your coffee hot, but can break. Some people find the rim of Frabosk stainless steel cups too hot on the lip. I don't, but that's me. You may want to look at them. They are available through , and they come in demitasse, cappuccino and latte sizes . . .
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 1,692 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:11am Subject: Re: Need recommendation for cappuccino and latte cups
I have Bodum latte cups, Frabosk, demitasse, cappuccino and latte cups and Illy logo cappucinno cups.
The Illy cups are really good quality, but I don't like the logo on them visually. I feel it downgrades my drinks (and is false advertising, since I don't use their coffee).
The bodum cuops look really cool when filled with my drinks, but the shape is not good for pouring latte art as the height:width ratio is off (too tall, not wide enough).
The Frabosk cups are my go to cups. I don't have any problems with them getting too hot, I have noticed though, that if you put them on your passive warmer rightside up instead of upside down, the rim will be a little cooler, so that would be one work around. I like the height:width ratio and they look great. I know 1st-line is selling them now, so they're way easier to find than a few years ago when I first bought them.
+1 Heck I won't wear another man's name across the back of my shoulders I don't care if its my favorite teams jersey I am certainly not going to put it on my cups. I am super fond of the ACF macchiato in the classic shape. The Inkers stay put away just because I am MR. OCD and like uniformity :) It's also hard to stack different types on top of the machine. I would guess if I had cup warmer that kept them out site when not in use could have a mix all once without having a breakdown.
You know those people that want to tell you how to raise your kids but have none of their own? That is how i feel when someone with a kitchen appliance tells me how the merits or dis-merits of my machine or how to use it.
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