Coffee adventures happen everywhere. This book project documents the relationship that people have with coffee and how it connects peeps to peeps.
The Coffee Adventures Book Project is follow up to the coffee tour that I embarked on in June of 2009.
Coffee Tour 2009 Looked Like This...
24 coffee shops in 12 cities over the span of 18 days. The whimsical adventure driven by caffeine spanned five states and two countries, it resulted in me consuming 41 espresso shots, one syphon brewed coffee, countless bottomless cups of coffee and powered the kick off to what I established would be my power year. I turned 29 on June 29, 2009 and decided to see how close I could come to taking 29 shots of espresso that very day. I only made it through six before I felt completely disoriented and my heart threatened to beat right out of my chest. I failed that day in Seattle, but the coffee tour helped me have a better understanding of people's relationship to coffee. I got a sense of the various expectations and approaches to coffee that people hold, which surprisingly, geographical factors seem to play a part in. I planted myself in coffee shops across the country and listened.
...and yet, there is still more to discover! After documenting coffeehouse conversation and conducting interviews, it became apparent that coffee drinkers are passionate about their relationship to coffee and the role it plays in their relationships with friends and lovers.
Pledging to the Coffee Adventures Book Project will help me:
Shadow professionals in occupations that are known to depend on coffee (truckers, doctors, grad students, pilots, etc.--suggestions are encouraged!) and document how it prevents (or creates) hazards in the workplace.
Travel to coffeehouses around the world (select U.S. cities, Paris and Venice) to interview coffee enthusiasts and continue the coffeehouse comparisons that I began on the 2009 Coffee Tour.
Devote time (aka put my two part time job incomes on hold) to complete my research, compile the data I have gathered, and write my coffee book, which you'll be able to hold in your very own hands one day. Whoop WHOOP!
And of course, stay caffeinated through all of the above.
You pledge NOW and pay LATER. I don't get a penny unless I reach my goal. All cards are charged after funding for this project closes (I will send out a reminder email to all backers so your bank account balance has no surprises)
I am very open to suggestions. What interests YOU about coffee and its role in this world? Post a comment and make a suggestion, I take those leads to heart!
A more structured blueprint of this project may be found by clicking on this link will:
Pictures from Coffee Tour 2009 here:
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Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Access to all updates of this project, including live "coffee conversation" from abroad.
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I'll send you a signed coffee adventures photograph taken during this project.
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Coffee adventures postcard from me to you, from somewhere on the road. With the special coffee lesson of the day written on it, I will sign, stamp, and send via snail mail.
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I thank you by listing your name in the acknowledgements section of the book and if you live in one of the cities I visit, I buy YOU a cup of coffee and inquire about the coffee adventures of your own life.
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I thank you by listing your name in the acknowledgements section of the book, send you a signed copy once it's complete and raise my coffee cup to you on the Facebook coffee adventures page.
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All access to project updates, I recognize you in the acknowledgements section of the book as all that and a cup of coffee, send you a signed copy once it's complete, plus I send a CA photo coffee mug your way (complete with one of my deep dark coffee secrets written on a slip of paper) for you to enjoy your morning with!
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