The demitasse spoon (also known as an espresso spoon or mocha spoon) is a diminutive spoon measuring approximately 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 inches long. The bowl of the demitasse spoon is a small, narrow oval. The spoon is designed to be used with a small demitasse cup and saucer, which are also relatively diminutive. If your foodservice operation offers either espresso or after dinner coffee served in small, elegant cups, and your guests will be adding cream or sugar to their beverage, then they will greatly appreciate the inclusion of the demitasse spoon. Used to stir a cup of coffee, espresso, or mocha, the dainty demitasse spoon adds an extra level of sophistication to your table setting or your coffee service. While you might simply provide a teaspoon or even a coffee spoon, if you use a small coffee cup, espresso cup, or demitasse cup, the demitasse spoon simply is the proper partner for the smaller cup. The small bowl of the demitasse spoon is also ideal for spooning hot foamed milk atop a cappuccino.
RestaurantSupply.com has many demitasse spoon designs to choose from, including formal and traditional patterns with intricate designs, as well as simple, plain patterns with straight lines and minimal embellishment. These spoons are available in each of the three grades of stainless steel, so you will need to decide what best suits the style of your establishment. If you need superior corrosion resistance and shiny silver surfaces, select demitasse spoons made from 18/10 stainless steel. You will pay a bit more for the higher quality spoons. Otherwise, you can go down a small step in stain resistance and find an 18/8 stainless steel demitasse spoon, or ultimately, you can save money with 18/0 stainless steel and a demitasse spoon with less corrosion resistance. Also be mindful of the kind of beverages the demitasse spoons will be used for, since higher acidity can impact the luster of the spoon over time.