Coffee Break With the Presidents

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt mug, encourages four refills.

If any professional career has an excuse for a pot or two of coffee a day, its the Presidency. What with oil spills, failed North Korean missile launches, closing down one war before starting a new one, unfair spin, untrue allegations, rising gas prices, falling market values, citizens, critics and charlatans, a java jolt can’t help but juggle a Chief’ Executive’s mind.

And with the need for one eye on today and the other on legacy, what better way to keep focus on the center than to drink the favorite non-carbonated-non-fat-non-pre-artifically-sweetened beverage of the U.S.A.?


So next time you’re up for Cafe Americano, give one of these patriotic receptacles a sip or tip. It’s a way to share your Coffee Break with a President without spending a cent on campaign contributions.

Bill Clinton Quad-Latte Work-'Til- the-Wee-Hours Mug.

Jimmy Carter All-Night Diner Special Bottomless Cup.

William McKinley Coaster, to keep it all stainless.

The JFK Dixie Cup: A Waxed Paper Way to Modestly Attract Attention.

The LBJ porcelain Cup, easier to runneth-over.

The Ronald Reagan Pot for Coffee or Tea: It Trickles Down from the Spout.

William Howard Taft Full-Fat Creamer

Categories: Americana, History, Jimmy Carter, Presidential Foods, Presidents, William McKinley

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11 replies »

  1. “All I want is a proper cup of coffee made in a proper copper coffee pot,
    you can believe it or not, but I just want a cup of coffee in a proper
    coffee pot. Tin coffee pots or iron coffee pots are of no use to me. If I
    can’t have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot,
    I’ll have a cup of tea!”
    Thank you, Carrie Fisher!

  2. funny post and great insight as always… for one so concerned about his image, the kennedy cup is the cheapest ones LOL looks like a cafeteria cup for the campaign staffers back in the 60s, not one for a POTUS… in comparation to following johnson, who hit right up on the china – PS: taft mug looks paintshoped on the mustache (?)

    • Of course, the Presidents have no control over in what form or how well they are depicted on such commercial products since, as public servants, their images are public domain and cannot be protected by copyright as can those of actors. Yes, the paint on the Taft creamer had spots of wear and flaked, so it was enhanced – not well, perhaps, but enhanced. I assure you the ceramic wear itself has a raised mustache. Thank you for writing. By the way, I attempted to make the reference in the LBJ-Channing article to your own website a clickable link but I seem to have faield with it as a caption. So for those reading this, the reference is to the fresh photographs and stories about Robert F. Kennedy at http://www.

      • dear carl, im honoured for the free ad… in return, i should pay you for teaching me history – if president had a word to say about merchandise, i bet jackie kennedy would have come out with a magnificent cup (expensive also) following the gracious white house remodulation *giggles* 😉

  3. I like the Coffee With The Kennedy Cup.

  4. french saying: “Qu’importe le flacon, pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse” from Alfred de Musset… in other words, “who cares for the cup, just enjoy the coffee!”

  5. …and don’t for get the Marshmellow FLUFF!

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