Coffee – My Kind of Art

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In the past I’ve written about my favorite coffee pub, Rooster and Moon. This time though, I just want to write about experiencing coffee – good ‘ol delicious brain awakening coffee….hmmmm. I’ve come to believe that coffee is a type of art. I mean, why not? The taste is of course the first priority but it definitely enhances the experience when it’s done well, such as the gorgeous and delicious latte featured here from R&M. What if we used coffee images, like the one showing here, as inkblot tests? Can you imagine….you’re on a coffee date with someone and you lean over with your latte to ask “So, what do you see in my coffee inkblot?”. Could be very interesting…

Coffee and I go way back. My mother is from the Dominican Republic, home of some of the best coffee in the world in my opinion. And I would like to think that my opinion counts since I’ve been drinking coffee since the age of elementary school. Cafe con leche was my introduction to the coffee world. It’s Spanish for coffee with milk. What they don’t specify in the name is that it’s chock full of sugar as well. If you think that was not enough of a sugar high for kids, don’t worry…we also had it with frosted flakes for breakfast! Whew! Of course this dietary habit would take place when I was actually visiting the Dominican, not so much when I was in the US. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really enjoyed the Dominican coffee, Cafe Monte Alto from the Ramirez Coffee plantation in my mother’s hometown, Jarabacoa. Check it out and stop by for a visit if you’re ever in that beautiful part of the world.

According to Wikipedia, coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world. Studies have shown that it has health benefits, such as antioxidants and the caffeine is not harmful as other forms of caffeine tend to be. It’s woven into multiple cultures as well, with significant meaning to people.

Think of how you enjoy coffee? Or if you don’t enjoy it for yourself, how do you see other’s enjoy the beverage? There’s a comfort to it that, as my Italian friends like to remind me, should be enjoyed sitting down and relaxing, versus  in a to-go cup as you rush to work.

I hope you savor a lovely cup of coffee today and that you take the time to learn something new about yourself by looking into the inkblot of your coffee art.

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4 responses to “Coffee – My Kind of Art

  1. Love the thoughtful post! When I needed a name/logo for my business, it couldn’t have been anything other than coffee-relevant, because coffee fuels my creativity. Coffee is one of the greatest discoveries of humanity! 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed my post and to meet another appreciator of coffee 🙂
      I look forward to following your blog now as well. Your art is beautiful!

  2. I’m a coffee fan, myself! Hi Amalia- it’s Vivian (we met at an FCA camp looooong ago – shhhh.) My first blog was MamaNeedJava 🙂 I was a barista through high school and college and love me a good cup o joe. Coffee is most definitely an art!

    • Hi Vivian! Wow! It is wonderful to hear from you and thank you for finding me and enjoying the blog post about coffee. I’m excited to hear about how much you enjoy coffee as well and I look forward to reading your blogs also.
      What is your favorite way to make your coffee at home? I love using a French Press and grinding my own whole bean coffee.
      I hope you enjoy my other writings when you have a chance and I look forward to being in touch. Take care.

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