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    If you’re a devotee to the humble cappuccino, it’s imperative you ditch your trusty coffee mug and switch to the more efficient and quaint cappuccino cup if you want to get the very best out of your java!

    This is because cappuccino cups are specifically designed to perform for the world’s most popular coffee order, specifically by providing extra thermal insulation.

    They will usually have an elliptical curved shape, with a wide thin top and thick, smaller bottom and are often served with a saucer to pick up spills or present biscuits and treats.

    Although more commonly a feature of the cafe, cappuccino cups and saucer sets have slowly become more commonplace in our homes and now no kitchen or coffee area is complete without them.

    From stunning sets to hand-crafted pottery delights, we’ve found some of the most breathtaking cappuccino cups on the market to help take your frothy coff to the very next level!

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    The Best Cappuccino Cups

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    The Different Types Of Cappuccino Cup


    The vast majority of cups and mugs are ceramics, meaning they are constructed from clay and heated in a kiln-fire before usually being glazed to give them a more suitable appearance.

    Although a lot of cups will have their material described as ceramic, higher quality items tend to boast a more detailed description of the material, as different clays and kiln-methods can create pottery that vastly differs in its properties, colour and strength.

    Here are some of the many you may see when browsing, and how they differ from one another.

    • Earthenware

    Created using lower temperatures, Earthenware creates a practical ceramic that’s sturdy and so great for everyday use. It’s plainish colour and low heat production also means there is more scope for design and colour customisation.

    • Stoneware

    One of the most durable forms of ceramic, it’s ability to withstand chippings and scratches have seen it become one of the most commonly used materials. Can also withstand intense heat making it oven and microwave proof.

    • Porcelain

    Slightly more delicate than other ceramics but still displaying good strength and durability. It is often white or translucent in colour.

    • Fine china

    Unlike bone china, fine china uses synthetic bone ash to make it a more affordable option whilst still boasting strength and delicacy.

    • Bone china

    Made from 40% bone ash, bone china is a thin yet durable material which is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It’s often more expensive than other ceramics and is traditionally seen as a formal tableware material.

    Features To Look Out For


    We already know most cups are ceramic, so if possible, try and find out what specifically the type of ceramic the cup you desire uses, as some will suit you better than others. Stoneware is the most durable material, but the most clunky in appearance, whereas bone china is the most delicate but a lot more appealing in look.


    Rather than using coasters, saucers can provide a classier, matching look for your cup while still mopping up excess spills and preventing the staining of your surfaces. Be prepared to pay a little extra though for this aesthetically pleasing feature.

    Dishwasher, Oven & Microwave Safe

    Cups these days need to be able to handle everything within the technological hubs we still call our kitchens, with dishwashers and microwave ovens being crucial machines your mug must be able to survive. After all, easy clean and easy heat cups are going to make your life a lot easier!


    Remember these cups are going to be seen around your home and perhaps even displayed, so make sure to pick one that goes with the colours of your home or existing china and tableware sets to avoid creating eyesores and colour clashes!


    The typical cappuccino cup shape will be around half the size of a standard coffee mug and will have a curved shape, which starts out as wide at the top before becoming smaller and thicker at the base. This is imperative to ensuring the cup maintains heat!


    One thing we noticed in particular with regards to cappuccino cups is that they can get very pricey, even when all you’re buying is one mug! Make sure if you are spending a lot of money on just one product, it’s craft, design and brand name all reasonably add up to the sum suggested!


    What size cappuccino cup do I need?

    Cappuccinos are made with one espresso shot and then around 100ml of frothed milk, meaning they only really need around a 160 ml capacity cup.

    Therefore you technically want a cup that is around 180 – 200 ml, with cups of 250 ml and over being closer to the sizes of regular mugs.

    However, if you like a seriously large cappuccino, feel free to go bigger!

    What is the best cappuccino cup material?

    We believe the best material to be stoneware as it’s the strongest form of pottery clay available and so can withstand dishwashers, ovens and microwaves as well as prevent chips and scratches that other materials often suffer.

    How much should a cappuccino cup cost me?

    In general , you shouldn’t have to pay much more than £15 for a cup and saucer set, although handmade special items can often stretch to £30.

    However if you’re not gift shopping or treating yourself and simply need a reliable set of coffee cups, there are plenty of good quality sets of cups priced at around £30!


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