Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Morning Coffee: JFK's Secretary's Demitasse

Is this the one that belonged to JFK's secretary? Yeah, it's this one. (You'll have to forgive me; it's not easy remembering the provenance of all my cups. And I have another that's similar.) A gift from a friend. I don't know all the particulars of its journey, but I'm sure happy to have it. And regardless of origins, it's lovely.


  1. Kirsten in Chi-town7:48 PM

    as always, agreed. (is this truly a demitasse? looks like one could drink tea out of it. what defines a demitasse?)

    1. The photograph is deceptive: though it looks here like it could be a teacup, it's actually about half that size ("demitasse" literally meaning "half cup"). To give a sense of true scale, that's a double espresso filling it almost to the brim. (My pinkie would extend most of the way across.)

    2. Kirsten in Chi-town10:32 PM

      thank you!