Look at this beautiful tin of coffee sent to me by good old Ben — who, by the way, just got hired at Microsoft at their Seattle headquarters! Congrats, Ben!
The coffee came to me a couple weeks ago in a package, along with the postcard. Ben seems to have made it his mission to send me delicious coffee from his travels (first was from Hawaii — in fact, that was what prompted me to purchase a coffee maker in the first place, and it’s saved me tons of money), and this one came from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. According to Nina, this coffee is quite famous and is generally the one used to make those condensed milk coffees at Vietnamese restaurants.
The coffee is delicious, and the tin is so wonderful that I think it will make up for the sorrow that will inevitably strike once I’ve finished the coffee. I wish I knew more about the design and how far back it goes. What is it about vintage packaging that’s so scrumptious?