Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Art Of Coffee-Making [1937]


The front cover features the title "The Art of Coffee-Making" in brown lettering against a beige cover. There is a yellow line going down the left side from top to bottom. In the lower right corner, there is a poem from the book Over The Black Coffee written by Arthur Gray. The back cover is a plain beige color. The inside pages begin with a dedication page, copyright information and a table of contents. The following inside pages consists of various facts or uses for coffee. Some of the main topics include the correct grind, five essential rules for coffee-making, drip method, iced coffee, how to keep the coffee-maker clean, and helpful hints. The last inside page entails some company information about the Hills Bros. There is a list showing how experienced their employees are by stating how many years they have been in the coffee business. The copyright statement on the verso of the title page provides blanket permission for instructors of Home Economics to reproduce for academic and educational use any coffee making instructions contained in the booklet.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hills Brothers Coffee

Publisher: Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.)


26 p.

21.6 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Art Of Coffee-Making [1937]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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