Monthly Archives: March 2013

Care For Copper

Copper has many uses and benefits, and on top of it all, it boasts a gleaming amber surface and a patriotic history. But being owners of copper wares, fully versed in its sensitive surface, we were really concerned with the best way to clean and take care of it.

Cleaning Copper with Ketchup and Salt

Equal Parts Ketchup and Salt Make Smudged Copper Shiny.

Kaufmann Mercantile spoke with the erudite Mac Kohler, founder of Brooklyn Copper Cookware, the sole manufacturer of copper cookware in the United States, who explained.


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Biercraft Brooklyn growler. (Image by Andrew Lamberson)

Growler community table. (Image by Andrew Lamberson)

Beer enthusiasts can be a touchy bunch. The inexorable rise of the microbrewery, and selling craft drafts to discerning drinkers, has spawned an industry of self-styled ‘beer sommeliers’, always quick to point out the rich complexities of the latest brews to anyone who will listen.  They tend towards an air of defensiveness that wine experts shed many vintages ago.

So it’s no surprise that the latest squabble within the beer community has not only come to a head, but threatened to froth over completely and make a mess of the bar.


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