Popular Stainless Espresso and Lungo Cups

I only found these cups after site visitors turned me on to them. I have to admit, they look very cool, especially in this red color. (They’re also available in teal, black and all silver, which also looks nifty!)

The espresso cups have a 2-ounce capacity. They’ll hold a single shot, and even a traditional Macchiato, with a dollop of thick foam.

The lungo cups have a 3.25-ounce capacity, which makes them work for a Nespresso lungo if you like your lungos on the small side. This cup also works for a double shot, or a small cappuccino. Its height is 2 3/8 inches, so it will fit under an Essenza spout.

If you’re concerned about a hot cup burning your lip or causing condensation rings on your tables, these cups have a double-wall construction to keep the heat away from the outside layer, so you won’t burn your hands.

Speaking of hands, if you’re a man with large fingers, you can probably successfully use this cup, at least up to your second knuckle.

Be sure to hand wash — washing in a dishwasher may cause the coating to chip or peel. That said, the seller, Blockwell, seems very responsive to any issues you might have with these.

See the ESPRESSO version at Amazon, here.

See the LUNGO CUP version at Amazon here.

Classica classic lungo cup

NINFEA Classica set of coffee cups and saucersWhen you’re feeling a little on the fancy side, drink your lungo from this classically styled cup: DeaGourmet Ninfea Classica. The Italian design features a smooth and comfortable looped handle for relaxing sipping. Made from fine white porcelain, these are also dishwasher safe. 

At 2.83″ high, they’ll easily fit under the spout of your Nespresso Essenza machine, and holding 4.6 ounces, this could be just the right size for your Nespresso lungo.

The matching saucers have just enough space for a small cookie. Hmmm… why not?

Set of 2 cups with saucersAvailable from Amazon.

A cup of beauty

DeaGourmet Geo Cup with Saucer

Beauty often comes in a simple form. Like a crisp blue sky that gently fades lighter at the horizon. That’s the kind of beauty these porcelain cups from DeaGourmet evoke.

DeaGourmet is an Italian design company that specializes in foodware design. The firm insists on starting with high quality materials, and manufactures its products with a blend of ancient porcelain creation.

These cups are perfect for lungos, as they come in at 2.4″ tall — plenty of room to fit under a Nespresso machine spout. At just under 3″ wide, we figure this will hold roughly 6 to 9 ounces. [We’re in touch with DeaGourmet now to try to get a handle on the exact capacity of each of their cafe cups!] The saucers are perfect for cafe cookies or chocolate treats.

Watch a video where these, and other DeaGourmet cups are discussed.

Set of 4Available from Amazon.com

See DeaGourmet's brochure page about this product.

See DeaGourmet’s brochure page about this product.

Eva Solo Lungo Tumbler

Eva Solo Lungo TumblerIt’s just hard to argue that the Danish know how to design. And they also tend to appreciate a good cup of coffee, which is why I suppose the designers created this elegant Porcelain cup that’s just the perfect size for a lungo: 230 ml, or 7.78 ounces.

There’s a silicone sheath to protect your fingers from the heat of the coffee. The cup is dishwasher safe, but Eva Solo recommends the sheath be removed before both can be placed in the dishwasher.

This cup is designed by Tools Design, a design studio in Copenhagen that’s received more than 60 design awards, and apparently has quite a following in Denmark. The founders, shown here, are Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbæk.

Available with brown, black or grey silicon sheath.

Tools Design Founders

Tools Design Founders

Set of 2   Order from Amazon.

Norm Thermo Cup by Menu

Norm Thermo Cup by Menu

There’s a lot to like about this Scandinavian-design lungo cup.

• First, it’s a thermo cup, so it’ll keep your coffee hotter longer. Based on reviews at various sites,  most users say the outside stays cool enough to hold while the inside stays hot. That’s the idea, and it seems to work.

• It’s slightly over 3.5″ tall. That means it’ll sit under the spout of your Nespresso Essenza while your coffee dispenses, without you having to hold the cup and wait. But, it is just high enough that you’ll have to tilt the cup a little to get it under the spout, so it’s not a true clearance of the spout. [See this page for more details on the perfect lungo cup height.]

• It holds slightly over 7 ounces, which is about the preferred Nespresso lungo capacity. [Nespresso’s factory lungo setting is 3.75 ounces, which means this cup would be a little over half full — a comfortable capacity!]

Norm Designers

Norm Designers

• It’s Porcelain, so it feels nice to hold.

• It’s made by Menu, a Danish design company that’s come to be known for it’s useful and beautiful designs. The designers, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, strive to combine function and beauty. You can see a collection of the Norm line of designs at this page of items from Menu.

Set of two.  Available from Amazon.com.

Stackable Lungo Cups

Stackable Lungo Cups Thanks to a recent LungoCups.com visitor for spotting these super-handy lungo cups! They fit 5 ounces if you fill to the very top, so, there’s plenty of room for Nespresso’s factory setting of 3.75 ounce lungo.  This cup set gets a lot of rave reviews at Amazon: 4.5 stars out of 5 at the time of this post, with more than 200 customer reviews.

Customers are using this cup for lungos and cappuccinos, mostly. They like the low profile that fits under a low spout, like the Nespresso Essenza.

These are Porcelain, with four to a set. You can see by the image that they come with a stackable stand and saucers. In white only.

Available from Amazon.com.

 

 

Classic La Bella Tavola Cup

This classic coffee cup is designed by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass as part of his La Bella Tavola full tableware line. His classic, simple designs are recognized worldwide. And, of course, since he’s Italian, he understands the inherent delights of a good, strong, and small cup of coffee — the kind Nespresso has perfected. See a bio of Sottsass here.

The designer.

The designer.

This cup is just the right size for your lungos at a 7-ounce capacity. It’s short height will fit the Nespresso machines that have limited height issues, such as the Essenza. The Porcelain material is dishwasher safe.

This cup is available from Amazon, which offers a number of La Bella Tavola items.

Order now from Amazon.