Coffee collection

Ceramic coffee canister
made in Japan, 1960s

Further to my life-long quest to collect every known coffee canister – here is one posing as a coffee house. I’ve styled it with a Nally plastic coffee canister – Australian – of the same vintage. It’s interesting [to me anyway] that coffee wasn’t a big deal in the 60s – so that the canisters were smaller usually than tea- the bigger sized canisters in nested sets always belonged to sugar, rice and flour. Nowadays- I expect- sugar would be the smallest canister and coffee the largest!

Anyhoo- I like the idea of putting all my various single origin and coffee blends in different, miss-matched vintage coffee canisters. So far, all canisters- both plastic and ceramic- are roughly the same size – and just so happen to fit a bag of 250g coffee. So maybe those 60s canister makers did know what they were doing!

The ceramic ‘coffee house’ canister is in excellent vintage condition, and is for sale; $AU25

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Granada coffee set

Villeroy and Boch ‘Granada’ coffee set
made in Luxembourg, 1983-1986

Being made in the 80s, this set is the youngest/newest part of my collection. I haven’t collected anything else from the 80s, but couldn’t resist this set. It was highly desirable when it was first produced, and people still hanker after the delicious redness of the glaze.

The coffee set has never been used; the coffee pot, creamer and sugar bowl all have original stickers on their bases. Perfect on display, or for a sophisticated way to serve coffee!       For sale: $AUD175

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