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Floral Demitasse Cup and Saucer Set

Floral Demitasse Cup and Saucer Set

Regular price $36.00 USD
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Lovely Floral Demitasse Cup Set.

The custom of drinking very hot, black coffee in small cups first traveled to Europe with the introduction of the beverage in the 17th century.  During the 1800s, the French originated the demitasse and turned after-dinner coffee drinking into an art. The term "demitasse" means half-cup since the size is typically half that of a regular coffee cup, holding two to three ounces of beverage. The smaller size facilitates the drinking of strong, after-dinner, specialty coffees, such as espresso.

According to most beverage rules of etiquette, the following advice may be followed when serving with a demitasse set. The coffee is strong and always served black and is typically espresso. Cream is not offered and should not be requested but sugar is permissible. Demitasse cups are placed on a matching saucer and should be accompanied by a demitasse spoon.

Each cup measures approximately 2" tall with a diameter of 1 7/8" while the saucers measure approximately 4 3/8" in diameter.

This elegant set features a floral pattern in shades of green and reddish brown.  The cups and saucers are made of "fine porcelain" as indicated on the bottom of each.  Elevate your next dinner party or brunch to the next level with a set of demitasse cups.

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