31 Jan '17, 1am

[email protected] looks at Coffee Cup Sizes: The Case For... 1) Smaller Cups

.@BARISTAMAGAZINE looks at Coffee Cup Sizes: The Case For... 1) Smaller Cups

Knowing how and why we serve coffee in particular sizes goes back to traditional Italian customs. “If you wanted to be espresso-focused, you had to go smaller,” Ken shares today, almost ten years after he originally decided to do away with cup sizes and options. Traditionally, espresso drinks in Italy are short—no more than six ounces for a cappuccino (and only to be ordered in the morning), and a latte is just some steamed milk with no espresso. In 2006, when Ken launched his new menu, cappuccinos were served in just one size (5.5 ounces for here/eight to go). At the time, the menu was innovative, and perhaps a little bit ostentatious. But there was no mistaking that Ninth Street was a place for serious coffee aficionados to get a well-executed drink. Simply put, to serve espresso with milk in a larger cup took away from the flavor of the espresso. What would be the point...

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/coffee-cup-sizes-case-smal...

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