Object ID 000174
Object Name Bokar Coffee Supreme can
Object Desc A metallic coffee tin with a gold/brownish type of label. Also has a matching metal lid with Bokar name on top of it. Made by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000093
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords coffee,tins,Bokar Coffee,A&P,Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea,beverages,cans,
Title Bokar Coffee Supreme can
Description A metallic coffee tin with a gold/brownish type of label. Also has a matching metal lid with Bokar name on top of it. Made by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Bokar blend is a select blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans, named for two famous coffee-producing areas in Colombia: Bogota and Cartagena. When ground extra fine, makes a spectacular espresso.
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Place of Origin
Maker Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
Maker Details A&P began in 1859; it established a small chain of retail tea and coffee stores in New York City and a national mail order business. It grew to 70 stores by 1878. In the late 19th century, A&P, still a tea and coffee company, became the country's first grocery chain. At the turn of the century, it operated almost 200 stores. The company grew dramatically after introducing the economy store concept in 1912, growing to 1,600 stores in 1915. After World War I, the company opened stores offering meat and produce. In 1930 the company, now the world's largest retailer, reached $1 billion in sales with 16,000 stores. In 1936, A&P adopted the self-serve supermarket concept and opened 4,000 larger stores by 1950.
Date FEB 2,2013
Notes Not very much damage to the label except for some spots of discoleration.