46 million cups of coffee are consumed in Spanish homes every day, according to data from the Spanish Coffee Association. Spain’s coffee tradition can be seen in any corner or establishment, being one of the most consumed drinks in our country.
Much is known about its benefits, including its property to extend life thanks to one of its components, harmol, as well as its different ways of consuming it: with milk, Cortado, Americano, cappuccino, carajillo and a long etcetera.
Something common regardless of the type of coffee you consume according to its preparation, if you are one of those who likes to drink it in cafes, bars or restaurants, is that the cup is served with a plate just below it.
The reason why the coffee cup has a plate underneath it
A priori, it can be thought that the reason responds to a aesthetic issue. Although it is true that a plate always provides that decorative touch, the compelling reason is that it makes it look chill this drink.
And an image that may spring to mind due to its cinematographic references is the typical illustrious character. drink this infusion directly from the plate. In the 18th century, not even cups were used. Use is made of deep plateswith more space, which made the brew spread more easily and cool faster, thus preventing it from Whoever tried it would burn their tongue at the first sip..