Good morning to you coffee lovers, to those who wake up better with the perfume of fresh coffee. To you, who use the excuse “see you for a coffee?” to taste your favorite drink once more, And good morning to you, that making coffee is your job.
You, who own or work in a bar, and you know well that in that first coffee of the day, in that cup drunk in a hurry at two in the afternoon, in those coffees served to those two guys who look into each other’s eyes there is much more than just ground coffee powder and a caffeine molecule.
In those cafes there are hopes and dreams, there is energy, there is a desire to stop for a moment, collect ideas and start over: you know that a coffee is never “just” a coffee.
Here, this article is for all of you: today we’ll discover that, especially if served in the right cup, coffee expresses at best its potential.
What characteristics should have the perfect cup of coffee?
If the touch of the cup is the first step of the “coffee experience” it is also true that in the perfect cup of coffee nothing is left to chance. Let’s see together what are the characteristics it must have:
- Capacity: the capacity must be 60 ml, maximum 90 ml.
- Material: it must be resistant and with good thermal inertia to keep the right heat. The perfect material for a cup of coffee is porcelain, a particular type of ceramic that is fired between 1300 and 1400 degrees and therefore retains its organoleptic properties, even in contact with very hot liquids.
- Color: the ideal color is white (and this confirms the excellent choice of porcelain). In fact, white allows you to naturally perceive the color of the coffee and the different shades of the cream on the surface.
- Edge: the edge on which the lips touch the cup must be thin, because it conveys a sense of greater finesse and allows you to taste the cream better.
- Bottom: the bottom must also reflect some characteristics and the most important is the curvature. It must, in fact, be free of edges and corners, also to allow the mix of coffee and sugar.
- Diameter: the diameter can be variable and must not be too small. Its size must be sufficient to fully experience the olfactory experience, which is the first encounter we have with coffee.
The details that make the difference
The perfect cup of coffee, therefore, is of white porcelain, with a large diameter and a thin edge, with a curved bottom.
Other important details are certainly the handle and the saucer: the handle is essential for the grip, the saucer for stability when the cup is served.
The handle must therefore be easy to grip, not too small or too big, allowing you to hold the cup in your hand without feeling too much heat.
The saucer must be large enough to place the cup and teaspoon on it.
A true coffee lover may not necessarily notice all these details, but we can be sure that he will appreciate the overall experience.
the details make the difference, either when the coffee is quickly drunk standing up, running, on a rainy morning, or when it is sipped calmly, between words, chatter and smiles.
Quickly try to think about how many happy love stories, eternal friendships, lasting work relationships, complex speeches, big announcements have had a cup of coffee as the stage: this is exactly where the perfect cup is needed, to accompany the little moments that make a difference in life.
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