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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:46am
Subject: ACF Out of Business?
 

I sent an email to Great Infusions to request to be notified when they received more ACF latte cups. I got a reply that ACF is out of business.  These are my most favoritest cups I've ever used!

I think I need to make my first WTB post now.

 
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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 3:03pm
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It seems like I read something about this but I am not able to remember where or what I read.... Look at Ancap cups they just moved into the US and I hope to get some soon.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 3:11pm
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ACF makes some of the best porcelain available.
Visit Ancap at
Brighton VIC 3186  next time you're in Australia !
Cheers

 
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012, 7:51pm
Subject: Re: ACF Out of Business?
 

A barista at Thinkingcup here in Boston just mentioned this the other day. He was beginning to use Nuova Point cups instead, testing them out as replacements. Sounds like bad news.
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 6:58am
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Too bad really.  I bought Inker cups that I'm very happy with.

 
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 9:16pm
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I love my Elektra logo cups (made by Inker) . . . I bought them with my Elektra, and they retain the heat perfectly and look beautiful to boot!

 
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 8:49pm
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I am totally bummed my fav by far

 
Yes I put the BDB and CC1 in the same class, yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 9:01pm
Subject: Re: ACF Out of Business?
 

ACF's were not fancy, but their classic design worked. They held the heat, had a pleasing mass, and were really, really tough. I bought 4 cappas and saucers years ago and still have all 8 pieces. With early-morning bangs and drops on the machine and even a few drops into the enameled cast iron kitchen sink, not a chip. I can't count the number of times I heard a crash in the kitchen, a loudly uttered expletive from the wife, and then, "..it was just one of the other plates," followed by my relief. I got mine at Great Infusions. When I had another trip back there a couple of years later I wanted to get some more (to save on shipping) but the PBTC was just watching the store and couldn't sell me any and I couldn't wait.. now look!    :-(  There's worse things in life...  I know.

 
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012, 5:45am
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The thing I like the best is they are great cups WITHOUT someones branding or idea of art splashed all over them. I wont were sports jerseys with another mans name splashed on my back and certainly don't need that crap splashed all over my house wears.

The floor in my kitchen and utility/mud room is poured terrazzo, not tiled the thick concrete stuff that required  steal floor joist in that part of the house when the basement was built. They are the ONLY thing that has ever survived a drop including the daily use Corel service.

I really really like the classic shape but I am thinking about purchasing what i can in the tulip shape and color based on their other merits before they are gone.

Has anyone tried the Tulip? How do the poor and stack?

 
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012, 7:43am
Subject: Re: ACF Out of Business?
 

All spelling mistakes aside, and in the FWIW mode, you can get Inker cups with NO logo on them . . . and, personally, I've found that -- with or without the logo -- all the working parts are the same.

 
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