These Prim demitasse spoons are elemental and aptly named; the spoons exemplify demure (hence, “prim”) dimension for a demitasse spoon. These are what the arch-typical demitasse spoon should be: perfect proportions, and no dizzying frills. Where the spoon bowl connects to the handle, the stem is a mere 5 mm wide. While the handle of the spoon grows in width as we progress to the stem end, that growth is very subdued (a doubling?), which is very relaxing on the eye. And the subdued flair terminates at the stem with a 3-cornered end, as would an octagon. The three cornered shape at the end of the handle makes the look of the spoon seem very “proper;” this is an ideal demitasse spoon to use with an informal breakfast or with a very formal dinner (what a contrast simplicity gives us!). This is a serious, beautiful, and “no nonsense” demitasse spoon with classic proportions. It provides elegance without being over-assertive. Hence its name: “Prim.”
These Prim demitasse spoons are made of the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel, which have a highly polished finish. To learn about stainless steel demitasse spoons, click HERE to read our article about stainless steel and its use in spoons. The 18/10 stainless steel grade will not rust, and will remain shiny. In addition to a relatively high level of chromium to insulate the steel from corrosive oxidation, these demitasse spoons have the highest level of nickel used in silverware, which gives your demitasse spoons their glimmering shine.
The Prim demitasse spoons are 4 5/8” long, an assertive length for a demure spoon. They’ll make an excellent addition to your home’s coffee bar and dining room set. They are well balanced with an even weight distribution, and feel good in the hand. These are great spoons for serving with your espresso. The detail in these demitasse spoons is plain but clean - prim while certainly “being there” - these demitasse spoons are all about space, proportion, and manners. You can tell that these are high-quality espresso spoons by looking at them carefully - which you’re sure to do once you see them.
Enjoy your demitasse, and enjoy your spoons! You and your guests are sure to find their simple elegance and perfect dimensions a (strangely) focal point on your table, nonetheless being a focal point without flagrant assertiveness. Their proportions and octagonal terminals make them, simply, “prim.” They are perfect to use with a well-balanced espresso. Click HERE if you're interested in reading about the history of the demitasse spoon.