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The Best Espresso Cups 2020

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Espresso is the key to most people's lives, whether it be a morning pick up, or a late afternoon buzz. Either way, the growing trend of barista-style coffee at home (bean to cup) is massively growing and so is the need for espresso cups! There are so many out there, from glass to porcelain, from handles to smooth and sometimes this can be hard to choose from. Hopefully, this review helps you narrow down your search and allows you to enjoy your espresso in a lovely new cup.


1) Judge JDG25 Double Walled Espresso Cup


A classic in any espresso arsenal, a clear glass cup. This product from Judge is the number #1 seller in Amazon, and we can really see why. The espresso cups are made from borosilicate glass (super high quality) and are all hand-crafted. The cups are thermally insulated with 'air-pocket' technology, which keeps the drink hot for long.


We found the handle really easy to use, not too small. The actual cup is very ergonomic and overall a fantastic duo for any couple.


Specifications:

- Material: Borosilicate Glass

- Capacity: 75ml

- Cups included: 2

- Price per cup: £6.50

- Dishwasher: Yes

- Warranty: 10 years

Judge espresso glass cups with handles

Buy Now (Amazon): £12.99


2) Delonghi Espresso Thermo Glasses


Another a classic design, this time from the coffee brand 'Delonghi'. The Italians really do know coffee inside and out, and this is reflected in the thermo glass. This beautifully designed glass has no handles, adding to the luxurious and classy look. The minimalism allows this glass to complement any kitchen and any machine too.


We particularly loved how they were really easy to pick up and drink, meaning you could shot your espresso, or just sip it. These are slightly smaller than others though.


Specifications:

- Material: Glass

- Capacity: 60ml

- Cups included: 2

- Price per cup: £6.50

- Dishwasher: Yes

- Warranty: 10 years

Delonghi espresso glass cups with no handles

Buy Now (Amazon): £12.99


3) Le Creuset Stoneware Espresso Mug


Something a little different for espresso, but not to be ignored. This compelling product from Le Crueset is made from an enamelled stone, which means it can handle temperatures up to 260 degrees, but who has their coffee that hot, right? This espresso mug can be configured in loads of colours, or even a set with all colours if you'd prefer.


We loved the fact that this was 100ml, it meant anyone wanting a bigger espresso can. This product felt really good quality, and we thought this colour was amazing (satin black)


Specifications:

- Material: Stone

- Capacity: 100ml

- Cups included: 1

- Price per cup: £13

- Dishwasher: Yes

- Warranty: 10 years

Le Creuset 100ml stone espresso mug

Buy Now (Amazon): £13.00


4) Sweeze Stackable Espresso Cups


Planning on hosting but don't have enough storage? Don' worry, Sweeze have designed an awesome product which combats this very issue! These espresso cups can be stacked inside their metal holder, which sits perfectly next to any coffee machine or in a drawer (depending on height). The cups can be ordered in 3 different size options (80ml, 120ml or 240ml) and can be ordered in different colours.


Not only did we really love the design of this stackable product, but we were particularly pleased that the product comes with its own saucer, meaning you can host with a bit more class.


Specifications:

- Material: Porcelain

- Capacity: 80ml, 120ml or 240ml.

- Cups included: 6

- Price per cup: £4.17

- Dishwasher:

- Warranty:


Sweeze porcelain stackable espresso cups with saucers

Buy Now (Amazon): £24.99


5) QUY Bamboo Espresso Cup


Something a little different, this travel-inspired espresso cup. Quy Cup sell many different designs on all sorts of cups, so if that's something you're interested in definitely check them out. What's unique about this cup though is the fact that it's made out of bamboo fibres. This means this product is eco-friendly, and sustainable.


Specifications:

- Material: Bamboo

- Capacity: 90ml

- Cups included: 1

- Price per cup: £5.40

- Dishwasher: Yes

- Warranty: None

QUY Bamboo espresso cups with airport theme

Buy Now (Amazon): £5.40

6) Espresso Shot Glasses


Perhaps you want that quick hit of caffeine straight away? If so, these espresso shot glasses are perfect for that. The cup has the perfect measuring lines imprinted on the outside, meaning you can precisely line up your caffeine intake. You don't have to use this product for espresso too, you can use it for measuring (e.g. baking or cocktail making) or even just drinking spirits straight!


Specifications:

- Material: Glass

- Capacity: 60ml

- Cups included: 2

- Price per cup: £4

- Dishwasher: Yes, but not advised

- Warranty: None

Espresso shot glasses with measurements

Buy Now (Amazon): £12.98


Our Verdict


To pick one favourite would be almost impossible as they're all so good. I guess it depends on your lifestyle and kitchen. If you've got a super modern minimalist kitchen, then the Delonghi espresso cups would be your best bet. However, if you've got a more traditional kitchen style, and we'd suggest the Le Creuset Stoneware Espresso Mug.


Happy drinking! ☕️


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