April 18, 2012
A few months back, I was approached by Mark Barany of Kuma Coffee, an up and coming roaster out of the heart of Seattle, to doodle a picture for his next line of mugs. Since then, Kuma has become my favorite roaster and Mark has become a friend of mine as we’ve worked together and even coffee crawled together out in Seattle. I really appreciate the care he puts into his work.
The doodle was a lot of fun, and it gave me a chance to research some Seattle spots and really start to understand how the coffee scene in Seattle works. The end result was an awesome diner mug exclusively carried online on Kuma’s website.
The doodle itself features some familiar Seattle sites, as well as a few local coffee spots.
From left to right:
3. Space Needle
4. Probat Roaster: how Kuma makes the magic happen
5. Kuma on Stoneway
6. Cafe Bambino
The mugs themselves are really great – a solid, thick-walled ceramic diner mug with a nice shape and good feel.
I know Mark has already sold quite a few, and they’re limited edition, so be sure to snag one before they’re all gone. Might as well grab some coffee while you’re at it – you won’t regret it! Mark does an incredible job with each coffee he puts out.
Get your mug and coffee here: Kuma Coffee