Back in Black Coffee ☕ The New Coffee Shop in Paris by KB Coffee – Paris Video

published: 2019-06-11 12:28:25

Back in Black Coffee – a new coffee shop by KB Coffe here in Paris! Help me make better videos at and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:

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There are a lot of great coffee shops in Paris – and KB Coffee tops the list. Their new cafe, Back in Black, is awesome. Definitely worth checking out Back in Black Coffee near Bastille in Paris!

My name is Jay Swanson – I’m an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base – at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily, and love pizza a little too much.

Links below to Amazon are affiliate links – meaning if you click through them and buy something, I’ll get some pennies. Thanks! (The FTC wants me to tell you that up front)

How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.

What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS

You’re always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? – I made a “Draw My Life” video that explains a lot here:

Where are you from originally? – Pullman, Washington – a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).

What do you film with? – I’ve made a lot of changes recently, but I try to keep my gear list up to date if you want to see what I use and buy some for yourself:

What do you edit with? – Adobe Premiere – it’s pretty much all I’ve ever used since high school.

Aren’t you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? – Yep. But not too badly – I tend to be careful when I do.

Why are you living in #Paris? – Because I’ve always wanted to; I feel at home here:

Do you speak French? Oui.

You talk a lot about the books you’re working on, what are they about? – They’re sci-fi (and fantasy) and I’ve got a decent pitch for you here:

Do you make money off YouTube? – Ha, no. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first total $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly.

I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? – The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos:

I don’t trust this Patreon thing – can I just paypal you? – Here’s my ko-fi if that’s your thing (and coffee is your game):

But I want to send you something tangible! – I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it’s a bit complicated with the international shipping situation. This is the US one:

And here’s the French wishlist:

Thanks for watching!


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27 Comments - Write a Comment

  1. Looks good , the office and the coffee

  2. Carpe diem, break a leg,merde.👍

  3. Just in time to finish my coffee:) Will miss daily vlogs, excited for your new ventures, happy you have Richard to help!:)

  4. You are so… you! I wouldn't change a thing. You got this Jay, so cool 🙂 I think you need some mindless distraction from the buzz of excitement, and whooo there you are in Paris- that'll work! A fun curve on the roller coaster of life 🙂 Wheeeeeeeee!

  5. Much of your vlog happens during travel. If the office takes away from travel, how does that impact the vlog? Do watchers enjoy the footage taken while traveling from place-to-place in Paris? If so, how does are you going to replace that footage?

  6. Once again another amazing video love it!!!!♡☆

  7. Just in time to grab some coffee and watch this video.

  8. Go for it, Jay. We'll keep supporting you as long as you need. OMG, I just realized you got Capt. Marvel's shoes! 😍

  9. So happy for u and Richard! Go for it, the passion u have for success will so carry u through any obstacles! The desire to succeed in your goals is the core of all your vlogs. Life is short, follow your dreams. This rental came up for a reason! Destiny is calling. Nothing worthwhile comes without hesitation. This is a good thing. One plans better and settles in a strong start. Much Happiness!

  10. Can anyone translate what's being said at 0:03? One step closer to your dream Jay!

  11. Hope it works out for you. It sounds like a great opportunity!

  12. do it for the lack of commute if anything, don't discount quality of life improvements and what that will do to improve your creative juices

  13. Intro was hilarious. Ok, financial commitment, work commitment, great neighborhood, sounds perfect. I have an image in my mind of a space with others who are generally quiet even when they are excited, then there's you and your compratriates all jacked up on caffeine… good luck with that. hahaha Cheers! oh, sleeping on it is always a good idea. I believe this move will lead to something great. Bon chance!

  14. You are so funny when you’re scared/excited!! Really hope the office works out for you. Especially when you won’t be losing time back and forth on the metro. Have a Wonderful Day!!

  15. With the thought you've put into this, I wouldn't say you're rushing into anything. I'll ditto what Jeff said below: the time saver of the commute will be good, as will a separation of work and personal space.

  16. Well done about the office space!
    See you tomorrow xx Kerrin and Leia xx

  17. Can you use it as a tax write off?

  18. Congratulations Jay. You should always follow your heart and I'm so happy to watch you grow. However, I'm conflicted. You have become a part of my morning routine. Your vlog was late yesterday and I'm sure my blood pressure went up:)

  19. It's been a while since you had a serious Vans shot . .. .it makes me realize how much I miss your origional reds. Maybe this is the summer I go creepy vlog watcher and finally give in to my desire to snag a pair myself. Seeing as how you have moved on to other styles maybe it's not tooooo creepy. hmmmmmm The office sounds great. Change is scary but nothing happens without it. 😉

  20. Looks like a bitchin place to go

  21. Did I hear "perfect location and tonnes of natural light "? You know what to do, 😊.

  22. Yay! You've been talking about getting the office for a while now, so it's great that it's almost 100% going to happen. This is definitely going to make you way more productive than you already are. I'm pretty curious about what the actual space looks like inside.

    BTW make sure to get rest, Jay! In the beginning of the vlog, you… sorta looked a little dead…


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