Although served in this lovely French blue coffee cup this is not an early morning beverage or a mid afternoon caffeine hit. If you wrap your hands around the cup expecting some warmth you will be surprised to only feel chilliness. What this cup does hold is a late night indulgence, an espresso martini. Last night, while out with friends I tried this and had to force myself to stop at one. Too easy to drink !! I am not a big drinker and may have one alchoholic drink every 3 months, if that. This martini could turn that around totally.