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Demitasse cup of espresso
Demitasse set with metal frames and spoons

A demitasse (/ˈdɛmɨtæs/; French: "half cup") is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. In some languages it is called fincan, fildžan, filxhan or φλιτζάνι (flidzáni). In Spanish, it is called a pocillo.

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


  1. ^ "Demitasse cup and saucer, "Imari" pattern". Yale University Art Gallery. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Haviland Demitasse Teacup and Saucer". Tempe Historical Museum. Retrieved 2010-03-10.