Thursday Things: Coffee & Tea

A coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.

Grab your favorite mug, fill it with something warm and inviting, and settle down for the perfect writer’s retreat. This week’s Thursday Things is inspired by the delicious smells of the perfect cup of coffee or tea and the lift they bring to each and every writing session. Chock full of pens, inks, and accessories that accentuate the hues in your favorite hot beverage, Thursday Things: Coffee & Tea is sure to stir up the desire for a good quiet writing session. Drink it up!

Featured products from left to right:


Rich brown fountain pen ink swabs in a coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Robert Oster Caffe Crema, Diamine Espresso, Robert Oster Melon Tea, J. Herbin Cafe de Iles, J. Herbin Lie de The
Monteverde Giant Sequoia Brown in a coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Monteverde Giant Sequoia Fountain Pen – Brown
Montegrappa Felicita in a coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Montegrappa Felicita Fountain Pen – Caramel
Edison Nouveau Premiere Cappuccino in a coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Edison Nouveau Premiere Fountain Pen – Cappuccino
Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell Brown in a coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Pelikan M400 Fountain Pen – Tortoiseshell Brown
A coffee and tea inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.

What beverage perfectly compliments your writing sessions?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T13:46:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Thursday Things|18 Comments
  • Tom Johnson

    I have to say tea, as I’m the only one in my family or my wife’s family who is not a coffee lover. In my bucket list is to make an attempt to become a coffee drinker (maybe this winter). Nearly every morning I start my day with black tea in my Goulet mug, gift of a special friend!

    This is a wonderful Thursday Things, and I love the photos, products featured, and the layout. The pens are outstanding, the gorgeous gold Metropolitan, Caramel Felicita, Cappuccino Nouveau Premiere (love this pen), and the others too. The coffee Lookout was my last purchase from Goulet, a wonderful pen case. I have to take a closer look at the Robert Oster Caffe Crema ink. That might be my next new ink. Thanks for making my Thursday morning more special!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I like that you’ve added it to your bucket list, Tom. That’s a unique goal for sure! Do let me know how it goes 🙂

      Sarah really nailed this theme. This is another contender for third favorite below Sherlock Holmes and New England Autumn in my book. 🙂

      • Tom Johnson

        Lydia, I will let you know. We go to an upscale Italian restaurant here and in the winter Bonnie gets their coffee and says it’s great. I’m going to get a cup for me and sip on it until I decide if I’m going to come over to the roast side! Sarah is both a color and a composition/layout master. I keep saying “This is one of my top favorites” with so many of these works of art. I like it that the question is not posted as a competition. Matters of taste should not be subjects for competition. And, I love the Sherlock Holmes theme too, I’ve read every story multiple times.

  • Sara Hagen

    For me it’s Earl Grey tea. I have a Panasonic Hot Pot for my hot water and I have at least one cup a day. I write down the food & drink I have daily in a little notebook and I find that when I don’t sleep, I have 2-3 cups a day. I had to switch from coffee to tea because tea is easier on my digestion.

  • ChristyMcD

    When I write in the mornings, I drink coffee (preferably roasted by my dad, but that’s not always possible), and when I write in the afternoons, I drink tea. This afternoon I had a small pot of strong, black Scottish Breakfast tea which I bought in Edinburgh, with milk and sugar, while taking notes on New Testament Greek grammar with Diamine Red Dragon, Pelikan Brilliant Black, and Iroshizuku Ku-jaku.

  • Julia Traver

    I usually only have one cup of cappucchino at our local coffee house (what bliss — what crema!). I also love excellent espresso. (I was spoiled in Italy and Spain. I’ve heard that Greek coffee is divine.) I cannot have more, otherwise I will not sleep at night. I do like tea; however, I do drink more herbal teas.

  • Shaavazul

    Oh how beautiful that Pelikan is!! Here’s hoping it’s the next Monday Matchup and that I win it because with college tuition rising and IL state officials still being poopheads this beauty will have to wait quite some time 😞

    But great setup! And tea 9/10 times!

  • Donna True

    I drink a lot of tea. Usually English Breakfast or Assam, sometimes others. With milk. Nothing like a cuppa to soothe away the stress of the day. And a fountain pen, of course.

  • Brittany Jenkins

    I like either a dark roast coffee (Casi Cielo from Starbucks is my favorite!) OR instant cappuccino with mini-marshmallows when I’m feeling like something a little sweet. 🙂

  • David L.

    I’m not much of a coffee drinker, which is odd in modern society. Also odd because I enjoy eating the coffee beans themselves. I should probably start drinking it. The photos are relaxing as usual. The Cappuccino Nouveau Premiere is beautiful! As is the M400. I should sample RO Caffe Crema. Nice looking ink.

  • I am a serious coffee drinker…all day long. Regular in the morning, a jolt of something wonderful (I have a lovely coffee shop in town that makes the meanest cortado on the planet) in the afternoon, and decaf in the evening. And, although I would not tell you that brown is one of my favorite colors, I am in love with these photos. I’d like one of each, please! First, though, will probably be a bottle of that Robert Oster Caffe Crema ink. There is no better start to the day than a big honkin cup of coffee with a bit of half-and-half and a pile of books and my pens. If it happens to be raining, more’s the better.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I completely agree, Lori! The day can’t start without coffee. So glad you enjoyed this display 🙂

  • Cindy Brown Reaper

    Chock Full ‘O Nuts, please. With cream. Which means I am in love with RO Caffe Crema. Very soothing read and eye candy. Oh, and can I please have a Montegrappa Felicita as well? Just a yummy post, thank you for this piece of joy today!

  • Lori

    I drink both coffee and tea, coffee more than tea. I buy loose tea to make iced tea, but have neglected that lately. I recently bought a bottle of Cafe de Iles, and like the looks of Diamine Espresso.

    I enjoy your Thursday Things immensely. But what I dislike (using the iPhone) is touching a photo which seems to navigate to another post, in this case the previous one.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I’m not sure I understand what you mean, Lori. I just tested it on my iPhone and it simply opened each picture in a new tab of its own.

  • David

    In the first picture, it looks like the cap on the Edison Nouveau Premiere (Cappuccino version) fountain pen is not posted squarely on the back of the barrel. I have heard that the Edison Nouveau Premiere pens do NOT post squarely unless the user fiddles around with the cap to straighten it; and this picture sure looks like this is is true!

    There are very few things things in life that really bother me – a pen that don’t post properly is one of them.

    So, Goulet Pens: Can you confirm the Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pens post squarely on the first try, every time – or not?

    Thanks, David

    • David

      Typo: “…a pen that don’t post…” > “…a pen that doesn’t post…” Sry :-/

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I have had zero problems with my Premiere posting squarely and I have not personally heard of this as a common issue.