Turkish Coffee Clutch – Zarf

October 25, 2012

Do you know what a zarf is? Clickthrough to see a picture of this colorful and wacky Turkish coffee clutch.

The zarf, which I first learned about while reading A-Z Coffee, is basically a historic version of the coffee clutch—also known as the cardboard sleeves placed on to-go cups. However, in the 1800′s, coffee drinking Turks had a bit more style than post consumer cardboard. While taking part in ceremonious coffee rituals, the simple shallow cups that held the coffee, were nestled in ornamental stands like this one, coming up for sale at Christie’s for $150,000 to $200,000.”

 

Read more at: http://www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com/zarfle-the-garthok-the-200000-coffee-clutch/

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