Many espresso purists consider the Nuova Point ceramic porcelain espresso cups to be the gold standard when it comes to traditional, well made, and exceptionally durable espresso cups.
I also love the traditional look of the art series cups that Nuova Point puts out every few years. Fresh recently is the "Italian Scenes" cups, and this price is $10 cheaper than last year's art set! Considering that Nuova Point espresso cups and saucers can run as much as $40 or more for a set of six, this beautiful, traditional set at $30 ($5 per cup and saucer!) is a steal.
These are well made cups that hold just over 2oz to the rim. The inside is what's called an "egg shell shape" which is extremely popular in Italy as the ideal espresso cup shape for enjoying aroma and retaining heat.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.