Spoons come in various sizes, shapes, designs, and are made from differing materials to make sure they perform their job as well as possible. There are a total of 61 plus spoons. We will share with you some of our favorite spoons use when stirring our coffee beverages.
Coffee Spoon – Not to be confused with a coffee measuring scoop, these are small (often more so than even a teaspoon) meant to be used for stirring and sipping coffee from a smaller after-dinner coffee cup. They aren’t seen often anymore unless a part of a special set of dishes.
Sugar spoon – They’re typically sterling silver and come with formal tea and coffee sets. There are some with flat bowls called sugar shovels, as well.
Demitasse Spoon – The demitasse spoon, also known as a mocha spoon (to stir coffee made with an equal amount of hot chocolate), is approximately 3¾ to 4½ inches long, in proportion with the demitasse cup and saucer used in formal dining. At a formal dinner or formal luncheon, coffee is served in a demitasse cup, and a demitasse spoon is used if sugar is added.
After-Dinner Coffee Spoon – The after-dinner coffee spoon is approximately 4½ to 5 inches long, a length that balances the after-dinner coffee cup. It is used only for informal dining. At a multi-course meal, a small cup of strong coffee is served after the meal to aid digestion, and after-dinner coffee spoons are used.
Teaspoon – They’re most commonly used as stirring spoons now and sometimes to sip hot coffee or hot cocoa.