33 Coffees

Author: george Posted: February 19, 2011

Can you remember the last 33 coffees you drank?

Me neither.

Sure, you may remember which country it was from — but the specific region?  The varietal? Farm? Roast Date?  Brew method?


33 Coffees.

It’s a little book from Portland that acts as a log for all the coffees you are drinking.  That way you can know which ones you liked and, maybe more importantly, the ones you didn’t.

It makes for a good idea not just for customers, but staff as well.  We’ve started to use them at crema for our weekly tastings of our own offerings to keep track of what we’re lovin’/hatin’.

So yes, you could bust out your Moleskin like you’ve been doing and keep track of your coffee that way, but trust me, this is way more fun and purposeful, and at the end of it all you can look back and perhaps figure out something about your taste preferences.  Or someone else’s.

We have a healthy supply of these little guys over at crema on the shelves for anyone interested, and they only cost $4 a pop.  So basically for the price of 1.5 coffees, you can enjoy 33 coffees.  Good math, good deal.

And remember when I said this book comes from Portland?  I meant it.  This is a direct passage from their site:

“33 Coffees is made with 100% recycled papers sourced in the Pacific Northwest. Interior pages are 100% post-consumer recycled content and covers are 85% post-consumer recycled content and 15% recycled content. The booklets are printed using US-grown soy-based inks in sunny Portland, Oregon.”

That’s cool.

For those of whom are not located in Vancouver, or are based in Vancouver but are too unambitious to come to crema, you can order this online from their website at 33coffees.com

4 Responses to “33 Coffees

  1. Chris says:

    “is it organic?”

  2. George says:

    Yes. And edible.

  3. bfortch says:

    You forgot to mention that the ink actually contains some coffee!

  4. Tarry G says:

    Yes, but not certified…

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