Baristart Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Title: Baristart

Pieces: 1000 Poster Included

Size: 26.625" x 19.25" or  67.6 x 48.9cm


Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  good

Board Quality: firm

Shape Cut: Random and various sizes

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: The coffee swirls 

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth  matte

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Picked for review

Recommend Level: High

Time: 13 hours


Assembly

I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The border was a little tricky due to the shaped pieces but once it was assembled I started with the colored coffee cups being light blue/greens, yellow and pinks. I did not attempt the white cups nor the navy dark colors/shades between the cups just yet.

Once those colored coffee cups got done I was working my way 'up the hump' as the challenge was about to begin.....thankfully Cobble Hill used random cuts which is what truly helped in this case.

I continued to define the coffee cup rims and moved onto white patches and the larger brown coffee swirls. As those pieces came into place, I moved into the darker shaded colors of blue/purple/violet colors just trying to eliminate pieces.

Down towards the end, I would focus specifically on each coffee cup design to fill the cup up, (so to speak) and worked from left to right until the main portion of cups were completed....only then did I feel like I was coming down the hump and the end seemed to be in site. You can see my progress quite plainly in the work-in-progress images below.

Comments...

The matte finish is always nice on these puzzles.  Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles continues to come out with some really awesome images and this is one of their new 2020 productions.

It also comes with the box size poster for those with more than one person doing the puzzle or prefer using a poster. I usually tape the poster to the front of the box.

As you can see now below, the lovely close up images of the coffee swirls. I can't even imagine being that creative although the coffee does look quite tasty. That said, I can highly recommend this puzzle for those who enjoy a little extra challenge with their coffee/puzzles ;) 

From Wikipedia

A barista (/bəˈriːstə, -ˈrɪstə/; Italian: [baˈrista]; from the Italian for "bartender") is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. 

The World Barista Championship (WBC) is an annual barista competition operated by World Coffee Events for the title of World Barista Champion. The competition is composed of the winners of the national barista championships, which are operated by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) chapters, or an approved, independent, non-profit national body.

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.


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Pieces: 1000

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Pieces: 1000

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  • Artist: Persis Clayton Weirs
  • Pieces: 1000
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