The 2020 Coffee Spot Calendar

Pouring latte art at Madcap Coffee, Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan.It’s that time of year again! The Coffee Spot Calendar, now into its seventh year, is on sale! As always, the calendars are professionally-printed on glossy paper, each month featuring a landscape, A4 picture from one of my favourite Coffee Spots of the last 12 months. As in the last couple of years, I’ve been ridiculously busy, so please accept my apologies for the late arrival of the calendar. Thanks also to my friends and supporters, Keith, Amanda, Sharon, Dave (and everyone else) who has encouraged me and suggested pictures.

The calendars cost £18.00 (£15.00 for the desktop version and, new this year, £12.00 for the poster version) with a flat £2.00 postage and packing charge, regardless of how many you order. If you think we’re likely to meet up in the near future, then there’s a no-postage option: pick this and I’ll hand your calendar over in person! If you’re ordering from outside the UK, then the postage will be more, I’m afraid (full details after the gallery).

Please note: the original print run has now sold out. Any new orders will be dispatched direct from the printers and won’t arrive until 2020. Furthermore, since I’m now ordering individual calendars, rather than ordering in bulk, I’ve had to increase the prices.

The gallery shows the Coffee Spots that will be featured in this year’s calendar.

  • Cover: I take my coffee to all the best places! This year, Highway 78 in Arizona.
  • January: the welcoming interior of Kafi, in London.
  • February: preparing a syphon at Flywheel Coffee Roasters in San Francisco.
  • March: taking in the views at The Point in the ancient Water Town of Zhujiajiao, Shanghai.
  • April: trying the coffee flight at Toro Coffee.
  • May: perusing the coffee menu at Fortitude, Edinburgh.
  • June: a sparkling espresso at Back to Black, Amsterdam.
  • July: the cozy, colourful interior of Coffee Addict, London.
  • August: pouring the latte art at Madcap Coffee, Downtown Market, Grand Rapids.
  • September: the cutest, cosiest back room in coffee? Ipsento, Chicago.
  • October: watching the espresso extract at Le Cafe Alain Ducasse, London.
  • November: all the vintage curios at Curio Espresso and Vintage Design in Kanazawa.
  • December: some amazing latte art at The Gentlemen Baristas Holborn in London.
Cover: I take my coffee to all the best places! This year, Highway 78 in Arizona.1 January: the welcoming interior of Kafi, in London.2 February: preparing a syphon at Flywheel Coffee Roasters in San Francisco.3 March: taking in the views at The Point in the ancient Water Town of Zhujiajiao, Shanghai.4 April: trying the coffee flight at Toro Coffee.5 May: perusing the coffee menu at Fortitude, Edinburgh.6 June: a sparkling espresso at Back to Black, Amsterdam.7 July: the cozy, colourful interior of Coffee Addict, London.8 August: pouring the latte art at Madcap Coffee, Downtown Market, Grand Rapids.9 September: the cutest, cosiest back room in coffee? Ipsento, Chicago.10 October: watching the espresso extract at Le Cafe Alain Ducasse, London.11 November: all the vintage curios at Curio Espresso and Vintage Design in Kanazawa.12 December: some amazing latte art at The Gentlemen Baristas Holborn in London.13
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As has been the case over the last year or two, the Coffee Spot Calendar has quite an international theme, reflecting my ever-increasing travels. This year’s calendar features photographs from Arizona to Amsterdam, from Kanazawa to Chicago and from San Francisco to Shanghai. Not that I’ve neglected the UK this year, with coffee shops featured from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There’s the usual mix of landscapes, coffee shop interiors, the coffee itself (including a syphon from Flywheel Coffee Roasters in San Francisco) and, of course, a lighting picture for Sharon.

As I did last year, I’ve printed a small number of calendars, which I’ll use to fulfil initial orders, but after that, it will largely depend on whether my wonderful on-line printers, Vistaprint, can print small numbers on demand at a low-enough cost to make it worthwhile, so I may, unfortunately, have to put up the price once the initial print run has sold out.

As always, you can buy the Coffee Spot Calendar from my on-line shop, with the full-sized, A4 calendar costing £18.00, while the desktop version costs £15.00. This year, for the first time, I’m also able to offer a poster version, which contains a single picture and all 12 months on the same page. The poster calendar costs just £12.00.

There’s a flat rate for postage of £2, but if you’re ordering from outside of the UK, then I’m afraid I have to charge more. For orders for Europe, postage and packing is £4.00 for one or two calendars, while for the rest of the world, it’s £6.00.

While I’m here, can I remind you that my book, The Philosophy of Coffee, is still available and makes for an excellent present all year round. You can buy signed copies direct from me via the on-line shop, while it’s also stocked in wide range of bookshops and on-line retailers.


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