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Demitasse set with metal frames and spoons

A demitasse (/ˈdɛmɪtæs/; French: "half cup") is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso.

A demitasse typically has a capacity of approximately 60–90 ml (2–3 fl oz)[1]—half the size of a full coffee cup (a tasse à café is about 120 ml (4 fl oz)). They are typically ceramic (porcelain or stoneware)[citation needed] and accompanied by matching saucers, but some coffeehouses and china companies also produce brightly decorated varieties.[citation needed] [2][3] Another type of demitasse has a glass cup set into a metal frame.

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  1. ^ "What is a Demitasse Cup?". About.com Food. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  2. ^ "Demitasse cup and saucer, "Imari" pattern". Yale University Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ "Haviland Demitasse Teacup and Saucer". Tempe Historical Museum. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-03-10.