A round table looks like it’s made of foam and a stack of paper cups.
If you’re like me, you don’t think of a coffee-cup as a solid object, but you would be correct.
And while this round table might look like it came from the future, it’s actually made from the original wooden coffeemaker, the first coffee table made from wood in the 19th century.
Coffee is a very simple beverage, so there are plenty of options for making it.
This round table is one of those options.
This article was originally published on January 5, 2019.
It has been updated with more images and additional information.
The original wooden coffee table.
The wooden coffee cup from the 1800s.
The new wooden coffee plate from the 1960s.
The Coffee Table History article by Dr Andrew Leakey is available in the New Zealand Public Library’s online catalogue.
Read more about coffee.