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  • Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Just a snippet of news probably more for the Melbournian Cafephiles.

    The famous Duralex Glass (which are made in France) are no more.

    Apparently the factory in France has gone into liquidation and these glasses are no longer in production.

    The trend for using these glasses to serve Caffe Lattes started in Melbourne (I believe - probably at either Pelligrinis or University Cafe) and is almost standard as the glass of choice for serving Caffe Lattes in most outlets in Melbourne - the fashion spread throughout the to the rest of Australia.

    People who know about the glass know what I am talking about - unfortunately I am too much of a technophobe to be able to post a picture of this glass - I will leave this to someone more technically skilled than I. :-[

    If anyone can find these glasses at the usual suppliers such as "Hotel Agencies", "General Merchandise" I would snap up as many as you can, but I think they have already been snapped up - "Chefs Hat" in South Melbourne have already run out.

    There are substitutes available but they do not have the memories or cache of the famous Duralex shape.  

    I am a bit saddened by all this because the first memory I have of my father is pulling down shots on an old La Cimbali into these glasses at our old Restaurant back in the 60s.  

    Vale Dad, Vale Duralex.


  • #2
    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

    Pretty sure I heard this a while ago...like 2 years?

    I remember talking to Paul Dimattina anout it a while ago.

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    • #3
      Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

      ...

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      • #4
        Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

        That aint the one.

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        • #5
          Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

          I saw some Duralex in House the other day.

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          • #6
            Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

            Here are two.
            I never use them for coffee, only water or plonk.
            Give me ceramic any day.

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            • #7
              Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

              Makes me think my dozen in different shapes and sizes are going to be collectable.

              Salvation Army shops often have a good supply.

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              • #8
                Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                hahaha....I think cafe lattes should be served in ceramic cups!

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                • #9
                  Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                  Here is a picture of some glasses I got with the Turkish stovetop I bought.
                  The one on the left is a PALAKS, made in Turkey.
                  The other is Italian, VETRAVIR.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                    Originally posted by Thundergod link=1173411432/0#8 date=1173482147
                    Here is a picture of some glasses I got with the Turkish stovetop I bought.
                    The one on the left is a PALAKS, made in Turkey.
                    The other is Italian, VETRAVIR.

                    TG, very nice, but the top of your machine must get really hot, eh?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                      :P
                      I couldnt be bothered getting out the digital camera so used the mobile phone.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                        Originally posted by Metreo link=1173411432/0#0 date=1173411432
                        "Chefs Hat" in South Melbourne have already run out.
                        Metreo,

                        I just picked some up in there on Friday - they had a pretty wide range of sizes available too...(the Picardie pictured above, and the Provence (5.5oz), as well as some other stuff)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                          Apparently this rumour is circulated from time to time by competing glass manufacturers.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                            well its a good thing that I bought 8dz when I did and am keeping them in storage!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Vale the Duralex Glass (for Caffe Lattes)

                              Duratuff glasses look way better. I was introduced to them 1 year ago. We use them at work....not prone to shattering in your hand for no good reason like the Duralex.

                              Not only are they less prone to shattering (havent had one shatter on me yet!), they have an inbuilt 30 mL line! Perfect.

                              No doubt, many of you who have dropped in to First Pour for a latte have seen it.

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