This blog came out of a conversation I once had at a bar in Downtown LA with a friend of mine, Alistair. Like many conversations I’ve had with my friends, I made liberal use of the napkins at the bar to draw diagrams and make my points. Then I offered to let Alistair take the napkin with him.
Somewhere along the way, Alistair said I should start a blog. We tossed ideas around for what the blog should look like. After while, we settled on just posting what can be written on a coffee shop napkin, like I often do anyway. That sounded good.
Just one question remained, “What should the blog be called?” The name should reflect the napkin. I usually work in coffee shops and always drink Iced Tea. So we tossed around a few names with Iced Tea in the mix. Didn’t really roll off the tongue.
Eventually, with some irony because I never drink coffee, we settled on a name: Coffee Stains.