Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Behind The Cup


The front panel features a drawn color illustration of a white cup filled with hot, steamy coffee. Above the illustration, the title "Behind the Cup" is written in white and blue lettering. At the bottom, the copyright along with presentation information is listed. The back panel consists of three different methods for making coffee including drip method, vacuum-type coffee-makers, and percolator method. Each method contains a paragraph explaining the method step-by-step in black lettering against a light yellow background. The first fold inside panels entail "An Illustrated Review of the Motion Picture Behind The Cup The Story of Hills Bros. Coffee. There are illustrations showing the step-by-step process along with paragraphs in the center further explaining it. The second fold inside panels are filled with murals by James A. Holden and the topic "Now That's What I Call Good Coffee." The murals depict important eras in the history of coffee and contributions to the coffee industry by Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. The topic "Now That's What I Call Good Coffee" is filled with the headings essential rules for coffee-making, the correct grid, and two ways to use the old-fashioned coffee pot.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hills Brothers Coffee

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


20.3 x 9.5 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Behind The Cup. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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