In 1948, amidst the uncertainty of post-war America, the Beat Generation was born. This literary movement, rooted in anti-materialism and the exploration of the human condition, gathered in the coffeehouses of New York and San Francisco to recite poetry alongside cups of black coffee. During the '50s and '60s, coffeehouses became synonymous with creativity and intellectualism.
One such example was Caffe Lena in Saratoga, NY. Opened in a former woodworking shop in 1960, Caffe Lena remains the oldest continually running coffeehouse in the United States. That longevity has allowed it to host countless creative icons from the Beatniks to members of the Folk Revival, and established Caffe Lena as a cornerstone of the creative counterculture in America.
The Blackwing Limited Edition Volume 200 Coffeehouse pencil set is a tribute to coffeehouses like Caffe Lena and the creative culture they help cultivate. Each pencil features a metallic copper design inspired by classic copper coffee roasting machines found in many coffeehouses during the ’50s and ’60s. The roasting process begins when the internal temperature of a coffee berry seed reaches 200 degrees Celsius, transforming it into the familiar coffee bean. These pencils also feature our firm graphite core that is perfect for finding inspiration in a local coffeehouse.
Blackwing Limited Edition Volume 200 Coffeehouse pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that also doubles as a pencil cup. Additional erasers and a pencil sharpener are also available.
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