Demitasse

A demitasse is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. In some languages it is called fincan, fildžan, filxhan or φλιτζάνι (flidzáni). In Spanish, it is called a pocillo. It typically has about 60–90 ml capacity — half the size of a full coffee cup (a tasse à café is about 120 ml). Typically they are made of white pottery or porcelain and accompanied by matching saucers, but some coffeehouses and companies from chinaalso produce brightly decorated varieties.

Demitasse is a French word meaning ‘half cup’. While generally referred to as simply ‘espresso cups’ in the English speaking world, demitasse is the technical name for the small cups in which espresso is generally served.

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