Coffee inspires creativity—this is merely an overflow of that. A bit of my coffee journey in the form of doodles and sketches.
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:

1. Empire Espresso

2. The Fremont Troll

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

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4 Responses to Kuma Diner Mug + Seattlescape Doodle

  1. Scott says:

    Wow – what a great mug! The service from Kuma is also amazing! I placed my order at 3:44 and got the shipping notification at 4:06. Can’t wait to get my mug and Kuma is on my list for my next trip to Seattle :)

    Thanks for introducing me to yet another coffee shop in my backyard ;)

    • Ben says:

      Scott, I love the folks over at Kuma! It’s the whole package, and the coffee they roast is out of this world. Coincidentally, the Kuma shop on Stoneway is not actually owned by Kuma Coffee anymore – they do serve Kuma exclusively, but it’s a separate entity now. That said, it’s worth a visit, and if I were you, I’d snag a bag of coffee online to brew at home. That is, if you like fruit bombs :)

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Ben Blake

I want to learn everything there is to know about coffee. I have an amazing wife, a great family, and a beautiful white husky, and I love coffee.