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Blackwing Volume 200

The new limited edition Blackwing Volume is inspired by coffeehouses! This sleek new pencil is a tribute to coffeehouses and the creative culture they cultivate.

Amidst the uncertainty of post-war America, the Beat Generation was born in 1948. This literary movement was rooted in anti-materialism.  The exploration of the human condition was explore throughout the 50's and 60's. The new beatniks gathered in the coffeehouses of New York and San Francisco to recite poetry alongside cups of black coffee. Coffeehouses became synonymous with creativity and intellectualism.

One such coffeehouse was Caffè Lena in Saratoga, NY. Opened in a former woodworking shop in 1960, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffeehouse in the United States! Caffè Lena is a cornerstone of the creative counterculture in America. They have hosted countless creative icons from the Beatniks to members of the Folk Revival.

The new Blackwing 200 is a tribute to coffeehouses like Caffè Lena and the creative culture they help cultivate. Each Blackwing volume 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, thus the name! These pencils also feature the excellent firm graphite core that is perfect for finding inspiration in a local coffeehouse.


- firm graphite that is perfect for writing

- metallic copper body and ferrule

This pencil is sure to inspire great ideas, conversation and make that cuppa joe taste even better!


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