Sertodo Copper

Hammered Copper Barware

Hammer Time

1,000 years of tradition are behind the copper mugs, trays, and other barware from Sertodo Copper. They believe the oldest way of working with copper is still the best. All of their pieces are handcrafted in a remote Mexican village where these methods began.

Founder Jonathan Beall started Sertodo back in 1997, and is committed
to bringing this ancient art into the 21st century without sacrificing quality. Artistans use pure, recycled copper and hammer it to create a rich, textured finish with eye-catching shine.

Because it’s genuine copper, it will develop a matte patina over time. But it’s easily polished off to restore the shine if you prefer. Copper is also naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial so it’s a great material for mugs, jiggers, and cocktail shakers. And the trays can double as accent pieces, when they’re not busy serving food or drink.

With pieces so rich in history—and that look so good—we think you’ll find yourself admiring them beyond happy hour.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jonathan

    Hello everyone! This is Jonathan Beall, founder of Sertodo Copper. I am very proud to introduce our business to The Grommet. I'm also pleased with the opportunity to offer my twenty years of experience producing high quality hammered copper goods to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for checking us out!

  • Darcy
    11/30/2016 10:28 AM

    Hi Jonathan!

    I love all of your shiny copper! Where do you source the recycled copper?

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan – Special Guest
    11/30/2016 10:43 AM

    @Darcy Hi Darcy, thanks for the kind words! Great question. The copper is recycled wiring, primarily from electric motors. Copper wiring is the purest commercially available, 99.9%. We need a very pure copper to take advantage of its malleability so that our material can withstand all the stress and transformation we ask of it when shaping and forming our pieces. Cheers!

  • Kevin
    11/30/2016 10:39 AM

    Hi Jonathan do you sell your copper cups whole sell. If so what the price for them. Thanks Kevin

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/30/2016 10:44 AM

    That is a great query for our Wholesale team, Kevin. Shoot them an email at [email protected]

  • Kimberly
    11/30/2016 12:39 PM

    How do you keep them from tarnishing green patina that copper is so known for? I have heard of polishes but then I wouldn't want to drink out of it?

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan – Special Guest
    11/30/2016 1:03 PM

    @Kimberly Alas, not even the sun will shine forever Kimberley, :( On the bright side of things, we beat a shine into our copper using highly polished hammers that makes for a very durable and easily maintained surface. We recommend Wright's copper creme, a very easy to use creme polish with a very mild abrasive, like toothpaste. It works the same as handwashing and will have your copper shining like the sun with very minimal effort. It will completely rinse away so you aren't left with any residue. Dry thoroughly and you are good to go for your next round of drinks! Lemon juice and dissolved salt also work, but lack the mild abrasive that really makes the shine pop again.

    The green patina you see on copper typically comes from prolonged exposure to the elements outside such as you see on an old copper roof. If you like the 'Old world' look of copper, then just let the living finish of the material come out with time and use, eventually turning to the rich warm tones of an old penny.


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