Jet Black *http://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/shop/ac/coffee-cups-glasses/ ;)
Di Bartoli http://www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=78
Jet Black *http://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/shop/ac/coffee-cups-glasses/ ;)
Di Bartoli http://www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=78
Ive looked at the sites KK, what Im looking for is thoughts and preferences of Coffee Snobs. :)Originally Posted by 486C656566665C486C706E6C030 link=1260064512/1#1 date=1260064860
Well for me its a personal preference as to what feels good in your hand
Thick walled cups are best
I have large hands and pay particular attention to handles.
I cant pick up a glass or cup that has a tiny handle
One of the reasons I am looking at ACF, oh I forgot to mention would prefer Italian made. :)Originally Posted by 13373E3E3D3D0713372B3537580 link=1260064512/3#3 date=1260066355
Im still really loving my Nuova Point Milano Tulip Demitasse & Cappucino cups, as well as the Sorentto Demitasse. Ive managed to acquire about 20+ in total, some through a group buy done here some time ago. The others (as I can guess youre a man who likes a bargain) I got through careful and consistent op-shopping. I also made sure that other keen op-shoppers Im friends with know what sort of cups I like and thats helped a lot. I should say that Ive seen it mentioned before that the round bottoms of the Milano Tulips do make it harder to pour latte art.Originally Posted by 112D243C29480 link=1260064512/4#4 date=1260067717
Ive also got a really nice hand made ristretto cup from Five Senses that I enjoy.
Recently, Ive been eyeing off the new Cafelat range of cups now available from Cafetto. Im yet to drink from one, but have seen and held a couple and am considering buying a set based on that alone.
Nuova Point cups seem to be pretty thin on the ground Hazchem, guess Im gonna have to settle for ACF, there is a place in Adelaide that has a good range of them, will check them out on Friday.Originally Posted by 252C372E2528204D0 link=1260064512/5#5 date=1260070302
Did a quick search for Cafelat cups but came up with nothing, do you have a link?
Bargains are good, but getting exactly what I want is the priority.
I prefer the traditional bowl shape.
yeah, they generally are. I think thats one of the reasons for the group buy that was done direct from the manufacturer here. ACF are a good range too.Originally Posted by 4A767F6772130 link=1260064512/6#6 date=1260142078
Originally Posted by 4A767F6772130 link=1260064512/6#6 date=1260142078
sure thing - http://cafelat.com/product.php?tid=17
Cafetto are listed as the Australian distributor but nothing on their website yet.
im jealous. Cant wait to get to Adelaide in a couple of weeks, looking forward to the drive over too. Gah, this whole work thing is stooopid.Originally Posted by 4A767F6772130 link=1260064512/6#6 date=1260142078
Hmmm, Cafelat look like a nice cup, emailed Cafetto enquiring re stock and prices.Originally Posted by 3D342F363D3038550 link=1260064512/7#7 date=1260150418
Your one of the few people from the Eastern states Ive heard say anything positive about Adelaide, what do you like about it?
Work is a necessary evil but a whole lot better than not having a job. ;)
yeah, Ive never quite understood why people hate on Adelaide. To be honest, whats not to love about Adders? The beer is cold, the food is good, city is well laid out and a joy to walk/cycle around. Central market is one of the best of its kind in Australia, and then theres the close proximity to McLaren Vale, Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Wliunga ... all sorts of stuff. Bar9 has opened since I was there last too and Im looking forward to checking it out, hopefully Coffee Barun will be open while Im in town over xmas & new years too.Originally Posted by 49757C6471100 link=1260064512/8#8 date=1260152810
Plus, I have in laws who are great fun to stay with!
Its called Jealousy. Its why Sydneysiders bag Melbourne too. :POriginally Posted by 777E657C777A721F0 link=1260064512/9#9 date=1260158253
see, I dont get that either. Melbourne is great too! Every city in Australia is unique and has something to offer if you ask me.Originally Posted by 282A262E2E20273A490 link=1260064512/10#10 date=1260158883
to get back on topic ...
do you mind sharing that info with me when they come back to you Jon? thanks.Originally Posted by 102C253D28490 link=1260064512/8#8 date=1260152810
Same, been there a couple of times now, beautiful, especially the hills! amazing place i think, (bad) bikey gangs suck though >:(Originally Posted by 6168736A616C64090 link=1260064512/9#9 date=1260158253
Will do.Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260064512/11#11 date=1260159189
Coffee-wise, Adelaide has Rio. Tony from Rio is well respected in the industry and always a pleasure to deal with. Mecca in Sydney had their pick of local roasters, but got their coffee shipped from Tony in Adelaide before they started roasting for themselves; high praise indeed!Originally Posted by 605C554D58390 link=1260064512/8#8 date=1260152810
Originally Posted by 545D465F5459513C0 link=1260064512/9#9 date=1260158253
Wot Hazchem said...
Central Markets is beyond brilliant, and the proximity of wineries.....
Have friends who live there and love visiting
Back to cups for Jon:
Try the selection at Coffee Craft. I purchased some nice Incasa cups in 120 ml., and very cheap too. They also have (or at least had) the larger size as well.
Thanks Greg, will check them out.Originally Posted by 4B7E696B5B637E616D60680C0 link=1260064512/16#16 date=1260276107
Did the rounds of Adelaide yesterday, best I could find were these from Rio Coffee
ACF black 250 ML, bought a set of 6 with saucers. :)
Checked them out Hazchem, nice cups but at 200 ML too small for me.Originally Posted by 3039223B303D35580 link=1260064512/11#11 date=1260159189
Price from Cafetto $28 for boxed set of 2 x cups and saucers.
By the way, no-one makes cups in Italy any more ;)
Well, not ACF for sure :) if you leave adders, you might see how many espresso bars in Thailand and China have Campos etc. branded ACF bowls! ;)
I love adelaide - never had a good coffee there, but if TCB, Bar9 and the other place are open nexr time Im down (Feb), thatll be brilliant.
for cupaliciousness, have a look at Terra Keramik.
Nice pickup JonW! Ive always liked the ACFs as well. Also, well done on getting in and out of Rio only buying one thing. Im yet to be that restrained when going in there!Originally Posted by 58646D7560010 link=1260064512/18#18 date=1260582257
Thanks JonW. 180-200ml is what I like so Ill have a good think about that. I like the look of the demitasse too so Ill drop them a line and ask for pricing on those as well.Originally Posted by 7E424B5346270 link=1260064512/19#19 date=1260582542
*drool* Terra Keramiks are just beautiful, if you can get them to deliver outside of the US and Canada!Originally Posted by 6E434249534E535E270 link=1260064512/20#20 date=1260638099
Really! the carton they came in has made in Italy stamped all over it as do the cups and saucers along with ACF contact details in Italy and an import date of 26/08/2009, heres a link to their web site http://www.acf.it/ that also tells us they are manufactured in Italy. ;)Originally Posted by 7855545F45584548310 link=1260064512/20#20 date=1260638099
Im pretty surprised as to how this idea came about. :-/Originally Posted by 507D7C776D706D60190 link=1260064512/20#20 date=1260638099
Nuova Point are most definitely made in Castellana, Italy.
They dont do it for me Hazchem, too small, too gaudy and waaaaay too expensive, Including postage I can see em costing A$50 for a cup and saucer. :oOriginally Posted by 5E574C555E535B360 link=1260064512/21#21 date=1260649100
I would think it more likely that the customising could be done a little cheaper in SE Asia but surely the basic cups are still made in Italy?Originally Posted by 417D746C79180 link=1260064512/22#22 date=1260660305
If you mean artwork or as the ACF site describes it (rendering) this process is done prior to firing and the firing is done in Italy.Originally Posted by 535A4158535E563B0 link=1260064512/25#25 date=1260660638
I think I have some italian Grimac espresso cups? Arent those made in Italy?
Theyre cute but I never use them.
On the whole "made in" debate I was talking to someone about airplane parts the other day (go with me on this I will make a good point) and he related to me a story about an engine factory he went to in china and in it was being made all these parts that he knew were made in Japan. After a quick chat he found out that they make them and stick a "made in japan" sticker on it and away they go. Was a bit of an eye opener could explain the above confusion.
Ah yes, Im sure the plant, kilns, and conveyors they have at the NP site are all just part of a conspiracy. ;DOriginally Posted by 7E707D726573721C0 link=1260064512/28#28 date=1261188815
Quite a few years ago I was looking through a local factory outlet for business shirts.Originally Posted by 28262B243325244A0 link=1260064512/28#28 date=1261188815
I spied some boxes full of finished shirts that appeared to have just been imported from China or somewhere like that.
I also noticed another box, of labels, ready to be sewn on, that read "Made in Australia".
I guessed at the time that the labels themselves may indeed have been made in Australia.
Well the extra profit to be gained from the duping could be worth it, and just cause they make some dont mean that they are all made there!!! ;DOriginally Posted by 5A7B7070776D1E0 link=1260064512/29#29 date=1261189677
Who?Originally Posted by 39373A352234355B0 link=1260064512/28#28 date=1261188815
A story! great I love stories ;) any facts and figures?Originally Posted by 39373A352234355B0 link=1260064512/28#28 date=1261188815
Very enlightening.Originally Posted by 0F332E353F3E293C343F5B0 link=1260064512/30#30 date=1261191723
What confusion? I started the thread asking for advice on buying cups, have since bought a set made by the ACF company in Italy.Originally Posted by 39373A352234355B0 link=1260064512/28#28 date=1261188815
Now were talkin about aircraft parts and dodgy Aussie shirt importers.
My link to the ACF site was virtually ignored.
Guess all of our much loved espresso machines are made in China and rebadged *as well!
This thread has gone from a serious request for advice to a load of unsubstantiated drivel.
Honestly my chooks are more intelligent than some of the doubters on this site. ::)
Are you able to substantiate the intelligence of your chooks?Originally Posted by 5C60697164050 link=1260064512/32#32 date=1261197454
Yeah, youre right. Absolutely everything is made in China. Even the extractions for the coffees I make every day are actually made in China as I have a direct pipeline from there to here.Originally Posted by 303E333C2B3D3C520 link=1260064512/31#31 date=1261196167
Enjoy your cups Jon - no matter where they came from!
Did it cost much for the thermostability upgrade?Originally Posted by 0C2D2626213B480 link=1260064512/34#34 date=1261199804
giggled like a schoolgirl - nah, we piped it through the Earths core so that it would act as a HX, then through the Antarctic to bring it back to the appropriate temp. ;DOriginally Posted by 6B676E6E6D6D647D7B7C080 link=1260064512/35#35 date=1261201264
Originally Posted by 1C3D3636312B580 link=1260064512/36#36 date=1261201534
explains those breakaway icebergs. ;D
better stop. My chooks just told me off for being silly and off-topic.
Every time I walk into the pen they go "book book" thats gotta tell ya something. :DOriginally Posted by 162A372C262730252D26420 link=1260064512/33#33 date=1261199753
Thanks Dennis, nothing thats been said here will detract from a new toy, ummm set of toys, you know what I mean. ;DOriginally Posted by 47666D6D6A70030 link=1260064512/34#34 date=1261199804
Back to the good old days of Temp surfing. ;)Originally Posted by 46676C6C6B71020 link=1260064512/36#36 date=1261201534
Silliness isnt a problem, most of us recognise it for what it is and get a laugh out of it ;) uninformed rubbish being presented as fact is a horse of a different colour. :DOriginally Posted by 2F232A2A292920393F384C0 link=1260064512/37#37 date=1261201792
Well I was just trying to relate a conversation I was having with a customer of mine (no point trying to tell you who he was as you wouldnt know him!!) that I thought might add something to the discussion. I am not really a fan of being told I speak drivel, as for the facts and figures ??? Specifically we were talking about motorcycle engines, happy?Originally Posted by 4A767F6772130 link=1260064512/32#32 date=1261197454
I was responding to the point that was made about no cups being made in italy anymore and thought that the story might add something.
There are some clever frogs nearby then.Originally Posted by 59656C7461000 link=1260064512/38#38 date=1261208102
Every time I hear the neighbours chooks say "book book" I hear the frogs respond with "read it, read it".
Very good. :DOriginally Posted by 576B766D676671646C67030 link=1260064512/43#43 date=1261214784
Dunno where I got aircraft engines from. :-[Originally Posted by 020C010E190F0E600 link=1260064512/42#42 date=1261213889
what are the chances of another group buy? i think there would be alot of interest. maybe one of our well connected sponsors can get the ball rolling. ;)Originally Posted by 3B3229303B363E530 link=1260064512/7#7 date=1260150418
Given that theyre pretty much impossible to get and that Aussie Post broke half of em in transit, Id suggest pretty much zero ;-)Originally Posted by 6F6D677B323235020 link=1260064512/46#46 date=1263970555
As youre in Melbourne moey, site sponsor Genovese Coffee has a great range of ACF which are excellent...