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jimseven #35 - And so it ends

The gap since the last issue probably gave away that this particular newsletter is ending. It isn't t
jimseven #35 - And so it ends
By James Hoffmann • Issue #35 • View online
The gap since the last issue probably gave away that this particular newsletter is ending. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy it, but paying for a service (as good as Revue is) that I don’t use doesn’t make much sense. There’s a lot I enjoy doing and making, but sadly I can’t do everything. So, before I cancel my subscription to this service - here’s one last newsletter.

What I've been doing lately
I’m going to cut to the chase on this stuff.
The World Atlas of Coffee (2nd ed) - this is out now, and you know… it being Christmas and all… it does make for a lovely gift for someone interested in coffee. Hard sell aside, I’m really pleased to get the opportunity to update the first edition, add some origins and expand it further.
My YouTube Channel - in the part of my life where I get to make stuff, this has probably had the lion’s share of my attention and effort. If you’re not subscribed, then do please follow along. It’s been a bit review heavy lately, but there’s lots of different stuff in the works.
Tens Hundreds Thousands - this is a new project, launching in January 2019. I’m very excited about it. I’m not going to tell you anything more before it goes live, but you can sign up to be the first to know.
Cat & Cloud Podcast - I really enjoy doing podcasts, and this one was pretty wide ranging and huge amounts of fun to do. Have a listen!
Five Things I Should Have Sent You to Read
One of the reasons I haven’t been sending these is that I’ve been a bit short of time for reading. However, here’s a few good things to end on:
Secrets of the Magus - I was deeply saddened by Ricky Jay’s death, I’ve been a fan of his for years. You probably know him as an actor, but his work as a magician was unparalleled and I don’t care if you don’t think magic is cool. Ricky Jay was cool.
The Humble Brilliance of Italy’s Moka Coffee Pot - I’ve been a fan of the Moka Pot, and Bialetti’s recent financial troubles have made me sad. It is still an underrated part of our coffee culture.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Worlds - The Paris Review wrote about Miyazaki, I’m not sure I need to sell it any more than that…
WhatsApp Is Changing the Way India Talks About Food - These kinds of pieces are kind of why I started this newsletter. Not about coffee, but a parallel full of learning and opportunity.
The Unbearable Sameness of Cities - I thought coffee’s role in this was interesting, and worth considering.

Thank you
Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing - sharing both this newsletter and things for me to read. It’s a shame that this hasn’t become a staple of my working life, and maybe it’ll come back in some other form in the future - we shall see.
One last time: Thank you,
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