James Coffee Studios creates automata.

Located in Escondido, California, James Coffee Studios is a small veteran owned business which is operated by Jim and his wife Cheryl.

James Coffee Studios specialties include the creation of street organs and automata, laser engraving, and photography.

Street Organs and Automata

In August of 2016 Jim finished constructing his first street organ.  Jim’s second street organ is being constructed at this time.  Additionally Jim is creating automata.  The first automata being created are themed ‘Jim’s Gym’.  These street organs and automata are going to be Jim’s final creative focus.  All of these machines and devices are intended to provide happiness and joy to all.

Laser Engraving

We have narrowed our laser engraving business to ‘just wooden name tags.  We have a strong base of customers and are not accepting new customers at this time.


Primarily the photography done at James Coffee Studios is for the pleasure and enjoyment of Jim and Cheryl.

The San Dieguito River Park:  We are supporters of the San Dieguito River Park and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.  Many of the photographs in recent years (40,000+) have been captured within the park boundaries.

Panoramas:  Panoramas have been a passion.  Jim has been stitching panoramas since about 2001.  Lush with detail, we recommend that these beautiful images be printed onto aluminum.  A catalog of panoramic images can be found here .

It should be noted that since approximately 2016 Jim has created few panoramas.  

Print Exchange:  The photography world is changing rapidly with the primary recent change being two part: 

  1. Digital image capture now dominates.  Film is largely a thing of the past.  The capability of digital cameras exceeds those of film cameras, but more importantly most smart phones are equipped with very good cameras (considering that most image display is electronic).
  2. Electronic display now dominates.  In the past images needed to be printed onto paper.  Now most images are viewed on an electronic  screen of some kind

Jim has been participating in the monthly exchange of both Color and Black & White prints.  The process is simple:

  1. As many as 12 photographers/printers send prints to the print repackager. 
  2. The repackager collates all of the prints, repackages them, and mails the sets back to each of the participating photographers.
  3. Each participant thus receives as many as 12 beautifully printed prints (from many different printers, using many different inks, on many different papers) in return.

If you would like more information either contact Jim or visit the Print Exchanges group.