What is your favorite type of coffee during the day? A drip coffee, an espresso, or a certain flavor combination mixed with a little cream?
If you’re a fan of nearly boiling water pressed through fine grounds, you’re talking espresso.
Each cup of espresso is packed with concentrated flavor and is the basis for many of the most popular coffee drinks. While you can drink it from any cup, offering it in a stainless espresso cup only makes sense.
Our Top 5 Stainless Steel Espresso Cups
These are the cups we think have the greatest value and offer something interesting to enhance your cup of espresso every time:
Farnsworth & Lloyd
Farnsworth & Lloyd have designed a small espresso cup that should match any style. They offer a set of four in silver (natural), red, or black with a small handle. Measuring in at two fluid ounces (1/4 cup), they offer a great flavor sample of espresso for your next gathering or can be given as a gift. Each cup is double walled to prevent condensation building up and staining your table or wood surfaces.
If two ounces isn’t enough, Farnsworth & Lloyd offer an XL double-shot size cup that holds four fluid ounces. Also offered in silver (natural), red, and black, these durable double-shot cups will fit any gathering you have planned. Also featuring a double wall, they will insulate your fresh cup of espresso and prevent condensation.
If the handles on an espresso cup are a turn off, check out the Recaps 2.7-oz 304 high-grade stainless steel that insulates the heat from your handles and will last a long time. The cups feature a polished surface and a large bell mouth that makes them stackable and great for camping, the outdoors, or just enjoying a quiet cup of espresso during your favorite time of day.
Beyond the basic cups, you can start to get into a more elegant design that resembles what you think of for classical coffee cup design. YiYao offers a simple elegant set of 6.8-oz 304 high-grade stainless steel cups with saucer and spoon. The cups feature a similar double wall design to hold in the heat of the coffee and insulate against condensation. They are also great for tea and other hot beverages and durable enough for any occasion. They are also 100% recyclable if you ever move on to a new set.
If you like the cup and matching saucer approach, but are looking for more rugged style, check out the Minos hand polished 3-oz cup and saucer combination. These are made from an 18/8 stainless steel and feature double wall construction for insulation and longevity. They each have a thick handle to grip when drinking, and perfect for enjoying with hot tea and other beverages.
Espresso can be enjoyed at any time during the day. The key is having a great cup to pour the espresso in that is going to last. These five choices cover the array of styling for any venue, and all will endure years of coffee without affecting the taste.
Are Stainless Steel Demitasse Cups Worth It?
With each cup being made from stainless steel, they are recyclable and will easily pay for themselves by replacing disposable or ceramic espresso cups that can break over time.
Stainless steel mugs are durable enough to take with you traveling or camping. They won’t break like conventional options will and like glass they wont impart a negative taste on your espresso like a durable plastic would.
SS is frequently used in double walled construction too so even though heat transfer could be an issue most insulated versions will not be hot to the touch on the exterior or handle of the cup.
Of course these steel mugs aren’t the only option you have. We actually have an entire mall of espresso cup sets to choose from featuring:
- stackable espresso cups,
- glass cups,
- tiny cups, and
- larger mugs for espresso based drinks.
Check out the designs of each and grab a set that matches your style. Enjoy!