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    How BIG are your lattes?

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    How big are your lattes? Simple question... Yet im sure everyone has their preference for size.

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    Re: How BIG are your coffees?

    :-? erm....Perhaps not a particularly useful question as its not going to give any useful results. You wont know what people drink. Suggest that you refine your poll.

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    Mmm been done before from memory too. Something like how large is your Latte or ??? ;) Will try and find it

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    Re: How BIG are your coffees?

    Hmm, how should I refine it? Ok, lets narrow it down to a common milk based drink. The simple latte.

    Im going down to a wholesaler on the outskirts of the city to grab some Duralex picardie/provence glasses and probably a few more AFC tulips (note: AFC not ACF, theyre cheaper :p ).

    Ive been serving my guests using duralex provence glasses. Im not going to say what size they are but some of my guests have complained that they arent the right size. Thankfully, these glasses come in the right variation of sizes.

    The way I see it, a latte/cappuccino/long black are all about the same size anyway. Youre not going to serve a capp in a bigger glass than a latte would you?

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    Re: How BIG are your coffees?

    Here is one for a start http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1243935227/27#27. You cant do a single poll is the problem there is TO MANY variables.

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    Re: How BIG are your coffees?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6166626D656F7A6A6D64030 link=1271248244/4#4 date=1271249734
    Here is one for a start http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1243935227/27#27. You cant do a single poll is the problem there is TO MANY variables.
    Interesting thread, but it does not answer the central question. How big should a standard latte cup be? Not for some swanky upmarket cafe, but for home use. For serving guests in the domestic environment. Im sure you guys serve guests regularly. If so, what size cups do you use? It doesnt matter if its a duralex, or an ACF, or even something you picked up from Savers.

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    Re: How BIG are your lattes?

    As big as your preference dictates *;)

    My preference as in the link is doubles in 200-220 mls while others like swill at singles in 200 mls.

    Based on doing takeaways at a few larger events single in 200 was 20% Double (always offered and the same price) was 40% and 40% doubles in 300 ml when it came to Lattes. So I suppose that if you plan on doing short doubles for your guests then 180-200 for say 1 1/2 shots would be fine.

    I also have some cups at about 130-140 ml that I use after dinner for guests with singles in. Double shots at night can be a bad thing *:o

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    Re: How BIG are your lattes?

    Thats a really insightful comment.
    130-140ml cups? That means you can only add like three shots (90ml) of milk to your single shots of espresso (the foam will take up the rest of the space). Thats really small, and only 40ml bigger than the 90ml Picardies im using for macchiatos.


    (note: from now on im talking bout full cream milk only)

    Initially I experimented with the ideal cup size for a single shot of coffee. Taste was what mattered, and it seemed to be 160ml, and that was the cup size I bought. I hadnt yet really gotten the art of texturing milk then, and the experiment was done with milk that was relatively flat and scalded.


    I guess I kinda forgot two things:

    1) People expect a bigger cup. I think most cafes Ive been to that use the same Duralex Provence are using the 210ml variant (not sure as i didnt measure, but definitely bigger than mine). 50ml may not sound like much, but in the hand it feels alot bigger.

    2) Lattes do have a foam cap, so even in a 210ml glass, the real amount of milk is really less. So dilution isnt much of an issue.

    3) A single shot in a 210ml glass is adequate for most people, especially those not used to taking strong coffee. Could offer doubles for those who request it.



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    Re: How BIG are your lattes?

    I use these glasses Palaks Brand tempered glass (found a set in a thrift shop)

    They hold to the brim 250 ml

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    Re: How BIG are your lattes?

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    My latté cups hold either 65 or 110 ml. Thats for a doppio ristretto latté!!!

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