Thursday, December 17, 2009

De Atramentis Coffee Ink

Among the scented De Atramentis inks I really wanted to try was Coffee. A rich dark brown with a hint of black in it, this straight from the bottle does smell like a very dark Jamaican or Kenyan roast--something full-bodied, not Starbucks at all. You do feel like taking a swig from the bottle it's so strong, or maybe adding cream and sugar. The faint black makes the color true to its name. No feathering that I could tell, but it's not a quick dry ink so you'll be waiting quite a few seconds. And the coffee smell doesn't last more than five or ten minutes, which is probably good.