Mug Specs

From personal experience, and looking at the results of the poll to the right, it’s clear that it’s important for you all to find a coffee cup that fits under the spout of your Nespresso machine, allowing you hands-free dispensing of your lungos.

I try to find nice coffee mugs that will do just that. Not all of the mugs on this site will allow you hands-free dispensing, but most will. The key is for the mug to be 3.5″ tall or less. Check out the photos below of the Bodum cup on the Essenza machine — it just fits under the spout without any tilting. This cup is almost exactly 3.5″ tall.

If a coffee cup on this site is 3.5″ tall or less, I’ve put it in the “Fits Under Spout” category. If you think I’ve mis-labeled any mugs in this category, please let me know. I do not own each mug, but I do contact the manufacturers to verify the height, so this should be solid information for  you!

Many of our mugs are offered by, which is a large “print-on-demand” provider. They only offer high-quality products, including our Lungo mugs. Each ceramic mug is hand-printed, as well as dishwasher and microwave safe.

Occasionally, we find mugs elsewhere that are the prefect size for a Nespresso machine and the right capacity for a lungo coffee. We’re always looking! When we find something that will fit in your machine and is the right size and shape, we’ll add it. Please check each post for specifications.

Zazzle mug specs [see example here]:

  • 6 oz.  (That’s about 3-4 espresso shots, or one Nespresso lungo.)
  • 2.75″ high — fits comfortably in the Essenza models.
  • 2.75″ diameter
  • Dishwasher safe and microwave safe.
  • Ceramic
  • Imported. Printed in the USA.

Bodum 8.5 ounce specs [see cup here]:

  • Double-wall, thermal, borosilicate glass
  • 2-layer construction resists heat and prevents condensation
  • 3-1/8 in diameter by  3-1/2 inches high
  • Holds 8.5 ounces
  • Safe in the microwave and dishwasher — but hand washing recommended

The images below show you Essenza and select mug measurements.

Height of Essenza

Height of Essenza

Height of Nozzel on Essenza

Height of Nozzel on Essenza

Lungo Cup on an Essenza

See cup size on an Esssenza.

Height of Zazzle's Ceramic Mug

Height of Zazzle’s Ceramic Mug

Bodum Lungo Cup on Nespresso Essenza

Bodum 8 oz. on Essenza.

Height of 8.5 oz. Bodum Double-Wall Glass Cup

Height of 8.5 oz. Bodum Double-Wall Glass Cup

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