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A Demitasse is a measurement of coffee most often used in espresso drinks or other highly concentrated coffees, such as Turkish coffee. Demitasse cups are believed to have originated in France, with the word literally translating to a "half cup"[1]. While technically, a demitasse cup should hold four ounces (half of a measured cup), they generally have a capacity of 2.5 to 3.5 ounces, and are suited for single and double shots of espresso.


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  1. Jim Harran, Susan Harran (2000). Collectible Cups & Saucers, 16. ISBN 1574321552.

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