What Size Cup?!
Choosing the right size cup can be tricky. You like the size of cup that your local cafe uses when you ask for a Flat White, but they might be using our Cappuccino cup... then you order our Flat White cup, make a brew and it's too small!
One person's Flat White is another person's Latte.
All of us at Acme have worked in the cafe industry forever so this language is totally normal for us, which we often forget. We also forget about how geography can influence the size of a Flat White - Which I was kindly reminded of on a recent trip to Auckland... Years of cup sales (and having been a barista in multiple parts of New Zealand) we have found that Aucklanders (and the Rural areas) prefer a slightly larger 190ml Flat White and us Wellingtonians have a preference for a smaller stronger 150ml Flat White.
If you're somewhere in the middle than the 170ml Tulip is the cup for you! This geographical influence could also influence how full one makes their brew. For us at Acme, we take all of our measurements from a full brim. It's super scientific but we almost over fill the cup (to the point of it almost spilling over the edge) and that's where our volume measurements are taken from.
We thought that a basic explanation might be helpful - or have we made the situation more complicated? If you're still confused you can either strike up a wee chat with your local Barista, or put your fav cup on the scales and pour in some water and just purchase something that's close to the final volume weight (of your fav cup).
We notice that most of the time the confusion is around milk based drinks so the below recommendations are based on our three most popular sizes in our Espresso cup range.
We would recommend the small 150ml cup for a double shot Flat White. If you prefer a milkier Flat White then the Medium 190ml Cappuccino cup is the cup for you. If you're unsure then we always recommend going a little bigger and under-filling it.
If you're a large coffee drinker then our largest cup the large 280ml Latte cup is the one for you. If you're a large coffee mug drinker than the Bobby and Larsson mugs are just what you need! two different sizes are available and because all of our products have the same handle you can mix and match - and the cupboard won't look a mess cause everything kinda matches. Easy!
If those measurements don't work for you or you were looking for a less 'cafe style' cup then we have the new(ish) Roman range. It's a lighter, finer range that's also available in our super popular Kawakawa colour...
Hopefully that helps?!