Dear coffee lovers, I am sure you like to start your day with coffee. Do you know how to hold that cup？How to use the coffee spoon to add sugar？Why should you drink cold water before tasting it? Let’s share some tips!
1. Looping a finger into the cup handle
Cup + Saucer
First pinch the handle with your thumb and index finger, then tuck three other fingers into the palm（Right method as shown in the right picture).
First loop your index finger around the handle and keep your thumb on the top of the handle. Then tuck three other fingers into the palm. (Right method as shown in the right picture)
2. Over-pouring coffee into the cup
The coffee cup should be filled 2/3 full. More than 2/3 will result in spilling, less won’t be enough.
More than 2/3
Less than 2/3
3. Adding sugar and stirring coffee witha communal spoon
Ways to add sugar according to its form:
Use the communal spoon to scoop powder sugar and put sugar into the cup, then stir with your coffee spoon.
Tear open the sugar sachet, pour the sugar powder into the cup. Place smaller part into a sachet and put onto a saucer. Stir it.
Use the sugar tong to put the cube on the saucer (closer to your body), and then add it in the cup with the coffee spoon and stir.
Gently place it so you don’t splash around (sugar cube is heavy).
4. Never drinking water before taking a coffee sip
Drink some water before having coffee, it cleans your palate, so you can feel the full aroma of your coffee.
5. Leaving the spoon in the cup
You should place it back on the saucer after using it, the same position as before. Don’t lick the spoon in any circumstances.
6. Blowing on the coffee to cool it
If the liquid is too hot, simply wait ‘till it cools down. Also, you can use the coffee spoon to stir it in a letter Z or from 12h to 18h motion.
(Please remember not to make a clinking sound when stirring)
7. Leaving lipstick mark around the whole rim
Try to drink from the same spot on the coffee cup, avoiding leaving lip marks elsewhere.
8. Lifting a little finger and tilting the head
Keep your fingers together, especially the little one! Let it stay in the palm. To finish the last drop, NO tilting the head backwards!
9. Making smacking sounds when drinking coffee
It should be drunk silently without clinking the cup and saucer and also without emitting any sounds from your mouth.
10. Enjoying the snack and coffee with both hands at the same time
Please put the snack aside when drinking coffee, and vice versa. Alternation is the key to elegance.
11. Drinking coffee before meals
Coffee is drunk after heaving a meal. Besides helping with digestion, it keeps you awake; therefore, avoid coffee in the late hours.
12. Leaving a mess on the table
The cup should be placed onto the saucer, with cup handle to the left along with the coffee spoon. If there is a sugar sachet, leave it on the saucer as well.
We hope you can enjoy every happy hour with coffee. How many coffee cups do you drink per day? Please leave us a comment.