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Perhaps I should explain myself.

 

I'm led to think of this as I was considering when I was staying at somebody's house, where there was a rather lovely Elektra HX machine to make the coffee with, but I was forced to make my morning cappuccino in a mug!

 

And it just didn't rock my world at all. Does anyone else have such experiences and preferences?

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espresso: cup, of course!

my brewed coffee, black: cup.

my wife's brewed coffee, cream: biiig mug.

my wife's cappuccino: large cup

 

We're from California, though, which has a fairly mug-oriented culture.


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I tend to alternate between my Costa cup and saucer and ACF cup and saucer (I should point out the Costa cup and saucer I did purchase and not "acquire"!!). My favourite for thickness is the ACF but Costa has the edge on the capacity of the cup.


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Im drinking my lattes and capps from Denby cup and saucers atm. I like the look of the lavazza cups theyre sweeeeeet, so ill have to get some soon. Mugs dont do it for me either.

 

I have had an espresso out of an egg cup before *goes red* I dont have any shot glasses or espresso cups as of yet =(

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Espresso - Lubiana espresso cup and saucer

Latte - Large white mug that must be white and tapered out from the base to lip.


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Usually a cup, I use 3 different sizes for espresso/macchiato, latte or cappuccino; but if I am using the cafetiere or moka express then it's a mug.

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I recently bought some 10oz cappuccino cups for my lattes. They fit under the portafilter so no need to pour into shot glasses first and transfer.


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