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I don't know when I started doing this...but at some point I started cutting out labels and putting them in a drawer. Not all, but most.
Might make an interesting sticker bomb one day. 
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Would look good in a frame on the wall.
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I collect them too! I remember seeing a world map on a roastery wall a while back with labels all round the edges with a cotton thread and pin to the area the beans were from. It looked great :)

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Funnily enough, although I haven't done that, I sometimes wish I had. For instance I have ordered the 'special edition' coffees from Union which came in bags decorated by some famous tattoo artist. I kept the bags hanging about for a while after finishing the coffee and eventually the Hotmetalette binned them. Some lovely coffee packs have been through here but sadly none remain.

I do keep a lot of the 'postcards' that some roasters include with the coffee. Got a few from Avenue who are sadly no more.

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2 minutes ago, ashcroc said:
5 minutes ago, catpuccino said:

I don't know when I started doing this...but at some point I started cutting out labels and putting them in a drawer. Not all, but most.
Might make an interesting sticker bomb one day. 
 

Would look good in a frame on the wall.

That's what the other half has in mind! 

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3 minutes ago, MildredM said:

I collect them too! I remember seeing a world map on a roastery wall a while back with labels all round the edges with a cotton thread and pin to the area the beans were from. It looked great :)

This sounds excellent. It might reveal my African bias ?

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I have a little log book which i peel off the stickers and write down the date dose, grind setting etc.  I'm hoping when a certain bean comes back in season, i'll have a better starting point.

I also put a note when i cleaned the machine or grinder or made a change, so i know when it's overdue.

There have been some muppetry evidence recorded .  ?

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I have a little log book which i peel off the stickers and write down the date dose, grind setting etc.  I'm hoping when a certain bean comes back in season, i'll have a better starting point.

I also put a note when i cleaned the machine or grinder or made a change, so i know when it's overdue.

There have been some muppetry evidence recorded .  [emoji75]

That sounds alot like a notebook I once received with a motorbike (along with the FSH & all MOTs) it had everything the original owner had done to it (date & milage recorded) including washing it! Unfortunately the 2nd owner (I was the third) hadn't kept it current but it was a nice bit of history.

 

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22 hours ago, catpuccino said:

Small update!

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Looks great! I've collected a load of coffee bags and have been wondering what to do with them, thanks for the inspiration.

There quite a few I recognise in there. What was your favourite? 

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2 hours ago, Chris! said:

Looks great! I've collected a load of coffee bags and have been wondering what to do with them, thanks for the inspiration.

There quite a few I recognise in there. What was your favourite? 

Thanks. Hmm a stretch to remember now. Two that standout are Coffee Collective's Los Rodriquez (Bolivian natural) and Square Mile's Vitaliano Merino (Ecuador washed) which is one of the more special coffees I've ever tried.

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