Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Coffee with Peet
This cup is one of my favorites. It's a thick china that holds the heat well. "Wallace China, Los Angeles, Calif., Made in U.S.A." is printed on the bottom. I've never seen another cup like it but would love more of this style. This pattern is called "Shadowleaf (Bananaleaves)". The company is no longer in business, and a casual search online didn't yield much information about its history. There are some pieces at Ebay, but I won't use Paypal. *sigh* I do keep an eye out at the antique malls.
The coffee is Peet's Italian Roast, and we love it. I bought it already ground, and the grind is really too fine for the percolator. A coarser grind wouldn't let any loose grounds get into the pot. It hasn't been a problem, but I'll check into a choice of coarseness next time. It's full-bodied and strong but not bitter. One of our favorites. We recently discovered it at Fresh Market at Eastgate shopping center after having it recommended by Darla. I don't see it anywhere else.