Mugshot Monday - “CSA Images Bumble Bee” coffee mug with a Dirty Chai from Janine’s Coffeehouse
Janine’s Coffeehouse is a cool coffee shop downtown nearby where I work. I stopped by for a Dirty Chai today because this Monday of mine needed a kickstarter.
Ben was working and I asked if he found this coffee mug with a cool bumble bee illo. It said “CSA ARCHIVE” and had a phone number on the handle, but he didn’t know where it came from. It’s a great coffee mug. But I had no luck googling it’s origins, so I called the phone number.
Karen at “CSA IMAGES” answered and gave me the backstory. She said they used to be called “CSA Archive”, but changed their name. They sell stock photos and art illustrations, including the bumble bee on that coffee mug.
She said they dropped off 4 of those coffee mugs at the coffee shop 10 or 15 years ago, back before it was Janine’s! Sounds like this coffee mug was passed along to at least two different ownerships of the space. What a great story.