Tea circulated in the first cups: around 1610 AD, merchants from China brought tea and porcelain cups to Europe. Europeans tried their hand at making porcelain cups themselves, but could not match the Chinese in terms of quality. Hot water usually caused the German vessels to crack. It was not until the founding of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in 1710 that Europeans managed to produce high-quality cups.
Today, the cup is present in every household and in gastronomy - and it is hard to imagine life without it. It is available in numerous shapes, colors and materials and is part of the basic equipment of every café. But also all other gastronomic businesses need cups. Whether hotel, restaurant, caterer or café - LUSINI offers cups that convince with many different designs and high quality.
Don't be annoyed if a cup shatters! On many porcelain series we offer you a multi-year availability guarantee.
Smooth porcelain, cool enamel or textured stoneware - both look and feel play a role in choosing the right tableware material. Choose from a wide variety of designs for your café, breakfast joint or restaurant: our cups are made of classic porcelain, high-quality bone china porcelain, individual stoneware or durable enamel:
A bulbous latte, fragrant tea from delicate tea cups or a steaming espresso in a porcelain thimble - serve your hot beverages from cups that suit you and your catering concept. Depending on the offer of your gastronomic establishment, you will need different cups:
The table setting acts as a business card for your catering business: if you set cups, saucers and cake plates directly, tradition and etiquette are important to you. If you serve hot drinks in cups or soft drinks in glasses, depending on the order, this shows that you have a varied drinks menu and a large selection.
Whether you serve saucers with your coffee and tea cups in this case is entirely up to you. The argument against this is that you have an extra piece to wash up and you need a place to put it. However, saucers are not only decorative, but also provide a protection of the tablecloth from coffee or tea edges. In addition, they provide a shelf for sweets and the coffee spoon, and your service staff will be easier to serve, because they will not burn themselves on the hot liquid.
You can easily remove unsightly marks on your dishes caused by tea and coffee. To do this, dissolve tooth-cleaning tablets or baking soda in hot water and soak the cup or saucer in it overnight.