So I ordered a set of black exterior ACF cups that arrived today and every single cup had hairline scratches on them like a car looks when you key it. I wrote the merchant from whom I bought them (Orphan Espresso) and they replied that pretty much every ACF cup they have received recently has been like that since ACF decided to go with less protective packaging. I presume the cups must've been rubbing against each other in transit from Italy (in contrast to how carefully they were packaged from Orphan).
Some questions. First, is this anyone else's experience recently? Second, anyone know a source for these tulip shaped cups that are thick walled like ACF/NP...but don't have to be ACF/NP.