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by Scribble Monboddo

Amanda covered the list-making capabilities of Coffee Notes very well last week, so let's add a mention of the other formats available - A5 and A6 - then move on to what really matters...

... which is the paper, of course! Recycled paper has a chequered history, to be honest. Anyone who remembers the stuff that schools used to issue for rough working-out of answers will know that a lot of it so thoroughly killed the joy of writing with a proper pen that it's tempting to give in and resort to ballpoints. No-one needs that kind of stress in their lives.

But this is better than that. Phew! Making paper from coffee cups is certainly novel, and there must have been plenty of experimental trial and error along the way, but it looks like it was worth it. There's a bit of texture, which makes it great with graphite, and it seems fairly hard-wearing generally - so for a travelling notebook it's got a lot going for it. It can handle fountain pen ink, too, which is a huge departure from over-absorbent recycled paper of old. The only slight catch is that if you're using a flex nib of the sort employed by, err, opinionated bloggers (sorry) that texture does generate the occasional, well, slight catch. Nothing serious, though. Pass the cafetiere, would you?