Dave Selden, designer of the popular 33 Cups of Coffee coffee-tasting journals used by coffee-lovers around the world, has just released a new tasting map inspired by his popular pocket notebook.

Around the World in 40 Cups of Coffee is a large-format wall map printed on heavy coffee-colored paper. 40 countries producing some of the highest-grade specialty coffee are highlighted in eye-catching metallic ink on the poster.

The coffee drinker’s goal is to try – and log – a coffee from each of these countries, noting its origin, roaster, and variety directly on the map. The flavor wheel from the 33 Cups of Coffee notebook is also present for each country, allowing the sampler to make a visual record of the flavors present in a particular origin.

“When I was researching 33 Cups, one of the things that really captured my imagination was thinking of the far-flung places and people responsible for the coffee in my cup,” says Selden. “I wanted a way to memorialize each cup in a way that paid homage to that wide world. Putting the flavors down on the map really brings the journey to life. It makes a nice wall-hanging, too!”

The map is printed on 100% recycled paper (30% PCW) made in Niles, Michigan. It was designed, tested and printed in Portland, Oregon.

Maps are available online at and appearing soon at specialty coffee shops that carry 33 Cups of Coffee. A complete list of brick-and-mortar retailers can be found at the company’s web site.


About 33 Books Co.

Dave Selden started 33 Books Co. as a side project to his side project. A former beer blogger, he developed his first pocket tasting notebook to help record notes on the beers he was writing about. A few years later, it was his full-time job, and 33 Books Co. produces more than a dozen flavors of tasting notebooks and other tasting tools.

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