Coffey writes for the San Francisco Chronicle about landscape design and the native plant communities of the Bay Area (see full collection here). He contributes articles on music, travel, the arts, technology, architecture, design, and other subjects to magazines Planet, Bay Nature, San Francisco, Via, Soma, and other publications.

He also pulls strings behind the curtain at Señor Café, a community of iconoclastic writers expanding our collective cultural horizons.

In his 17 years as a freelance writer, he has contracted work in copywriting, education, and corporate communications.

He speaks to schools, businesses, government, and community groups.