Every year, I’m late getting the Coffee Spot Calendar out. Every year, I vow that I will be better prepared and get it out earlier the following year. Every year, I fail. You’d think that this year, since I’m not travelling (and, for the last month, I’ve not even been visiting coffee shops), things would be different. And you’d be wrong. So, with apologies for its late arrival, please say hello to the 2021 Coffee Spot Calendar, which is now on sale.
As always, it’s professionally-printed on glossy paper, each month featuring a landscape, A4 picture from one of my favourite Coffee Spots of the last 12 months. The calendars cost £15.00 (£10.00 for the desktop version) with a flat £2.50 postage and packing charge, regardless of order size. 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).
If you get your orders in by the end of next week, I should be able to get your calendar to you before Christmas (for UK orders).
The gallery shows the Coffee Spots that will be featured in this year’s calendar.
Although I’ve not been travelling as much this year, the Coffee Spot Calendar still has quite an international theme with photographs from Arizona to Kanazawa. Not that I’ve neglected places closer to home, although with COVID-19 restrictions in force for most of the year, I’ve only managed to visit coffee shops in England, the calendar featuring places from London, Chester and my home town of Guildford, as well as Witney and Crewe Station. There’s the usual landscape on the cover, while inside there’s a mix of coffee shop interiors and exteriors, the coffee itself, and, of course, the obligatory lighting picture.
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 on-line printers, Vistaprint, can print small numbers on demand at a low-enough cost to make it worthwhile. Depending on pricing, I may, unfortunately, have to put up the price once the initial print run has sold out.
Talking of which, you can buy the Coffee Spot Calendar from my on-line shop. A full-sized, A4 calendar is £15.00, a increase from last year (reflecting a rise in printing costs), while there’s also a desktop version, which I’ve been able to keep at £10.00. In the UK, there’s a flat postage and packing fee of £2.50. If you’re ordering from Europe, postage and packing is £5.00 for one or two calendars, while for the rest of the world, it’s £7.50. Again, I’ve had to raise my prices this year to reflect rises in postal costs.
While I’m here, can I remind you that my book, The Philosophy of Coffee, is also available. It makes for an excellent Christmas present and you can buy signed copies direct from me via the on-line shop. It’s also stocked in wide range of bookshops and on-line retailers both in the UK and, increasingly, around the world.
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