We are in search of the perfect espresso cup. I’m really happy with our current Bodum pavina cups but I always have my eye open for other interesting or beautiful espresso cups. Not just any cup will do. It must be great looking and have the correct feel. Its also important that the cup not loose temperature too quickly as this would spoil your espresso.
Most espresso cups are made from porcelain. A nice thick cup can be brought up to temperature by filling it with boiling water before pulling a shot of espresso into it. A thick cup will hold its temperature for a while giving you a chance to enjoy your espresso with out having it cool off. Coffeegeeks.com has a great article about porcelain weight and thickness here.