Universal Brand Coffee Tin, E. B. Miller & Co, Chicago, IL. Circa 1920

UNCLE SAM WAS TRULY UNIVERSAL!!

I love this coffee can from the E.B. Millar & Company Coffee Manufacturing Company which was based in Chicago, IL. In a time people in the United States were much more patriotic than they seem to be today, Uncle Sam was used in many branding images, from coffee products like this one, to tobacco, beer,…

Milk Maid Java & Mocha Can, Telfer Coffee Co., Detroit, MI. Ca. 1900

WHO USES A COW TO SELL COFFEE?

The Telfer Coffee Company in Detroit, Michigan was a long-time leader in the production of coffee in the Motor City.  Te Tefler Company produced a myriad of different coffee brands under the company name and collectors today can find many of them with a quick google search.  This particular Telfer Coffee Company Milk Maid Java…

ST. LOUIS COFFEE PERCOLATES TO THE TOP!

  What a great time today at the Missouri History Museum presenting “St. Louis Percolates to the Top: A Peek at Historic Coffee Advertising Collectibles”. It was enjoyable to talk with so many others who have an interest in how St. Louis was a big leader in coffee production in the 1870’s – early 1900’s.…