Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Yes. T-shirts seem to be an integral part of the specialty coffee world. We don't worry about seeming like utter geeks about our jobs when wearing a T-Shirt with a huge tamper on the front. During the years I've collected quite a few T-Shirts from different companies; Clover, La Marzocco, Viva Barista, Stumptown, different origin countries and numerous roasters and retailers. Our Coffee Collective T-Shirts Extremely Limited Edition has also had a lot of people asking for one and Casper even has an extremely cool one-of-a-kind version:

The reason I started thinking about the many T-Shirts is because the dear M'lissa Muckerman sent me a package with a cute drawing and a very cool T-Shirt all the way from Atlanta.

You gotta love the coffee people! Check out Octane's Tamp This! Blog and M'lissa's super-nice boy friend Chris Owens new Excogitate(?What does this mean?) Coffee Blog Thank you M'Lissa!


Klaus Thomsen said...

To those who also wondered I looked it up:

1. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light" [syn: invent]
2. reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

flyingthud said...

That was weird. I'm in the middle of an out of season spring cleaning and trying to decide if I needed all these coffee t shirts. I'm a terrible hoarder and trying to be more ruthless in throwing stuff away, but part of me thinks these coffee t shirts are somewhat sacred. If only I had a coffee collective one to hold dear too.

Chris Owens said...

The Coffee Collective t-shirt is rare and coveted. M'Lissa and I were there in person and still didn't manage to snag one. ;)

m'lissa said...

I'm glad you got the shirt, and didn't post the picture I drew...
p.s. the return address is correct in case you need to send us anything.. :)