Cafe Bustelo coffee can.
Just a coffee can you say?? Nope.
I’ve had this can for about 6 years. For the last 2 years it has served as a napkin holder, but before that it held a very special purpose. This can was the first in a series of containers that I received from a friend in Oregon. He was sending precious cargo that needed to be air-tight, to seal in freshness… and smell.
I can remember the first batch of cargo and how happy it made me. I shared it with my friend Irvin and I walked around SoHo with a permagrin.
I’ve stopped receiving packages from my friend in Oregon but think of him often, especially in the chilly evenings of autumn or the sunkissed days of early spring.