Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 8:01pm 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.
jwoodyu Senior Member Joined: 31 Dec 2010 Posts: 857 Location: Michigan Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Wed Aug 29, 2012, 4:45am Subject: Re: ACF Out of Business?
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?
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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