Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

803. just a little brighter

January 31, 2012

802. coffee + toast

Sunday morning, when everything is just right, including the coffee.

January 30, 2012

801. morimoto, napa

Because coffee is exactly what one needs after a lunch of sea urchin carbonara, don’t you agree?

January 29, 2012

feb 14 :: it’s not just for chocolate

Last February 14 we had our first coffee loveapalooza and posted 22 photos of coffee love from fourteen caffeinated contributors. It started here, at coffee cup 122.  I think an encore performance is called for, so calling all coffee love photos. Interpret as you wish, just send me your great photos and we’ll see what kind of fun we can muster up. xo

January 29, 2012

coffee break :: a morning without coffee

This is the poster my daughter, Alex, gave me for Christmas. She knows, only too well, that a mom without coffee is well, you just don’t want to know. You can get your own from

January 28, 2012

800. will work for lattes

Brooke Appler, Oakland CA.

Can we get a “woot” for coffee cup number 800? This lovely photo is courtesy of one of our most awesome caffeinated contributors, Brooke Appler. Last year Brooke did these sweet drawings at one of her favorite coffee houses, subrosa. The owner just published them as postcards, for sale with your latte…how cool is that? Here’s the inspiration for the drawing, coffee cup number 226 (that seems so long ago…574 cups ago).

Brooke’s illustration blog Miss U, Love U, and her Etsy shop is Team Blue Bicycle. And of course, her Flickr photostream is here and her  portfolio here.

There’s still plenty of time to join the fun…200 more cups, room for all of you to join in (and thanks to all of you who helped drink and document the first 800 cups!).

January 27, 2012

799. alvaro’s coffee

Alvaro Rodriguez, Sacramento, CA.

January 27, 2012

798. a little more insight

Alvaro Rodriguez, Sacramento, CA.

Last week I was introduced to Insight Coffee by my friend Deborah. While I was waiting for her I took a few pictures of my coffee (of course), and the gentleman next to me was kind enough to share his (photos, not his coffee…their coffee is delicious and everyone just needs to get their own, thank you very much).

January 26, 2012

797. and a coffee date with myself

At my desk. It’s more exciting than it sounds.

Steve makes pour over coffee every morning, we turn on a CD called Buddha Cafe (as we have every workday morning for the past 6 years) and ease into our respective projects. At this point, I don’t think I could begin any other way.

January 26, 2012

796. coffee date with two toms

Bows and Arrows Collective in Sacramento. Just around the corner from the new studio. And yes, I kind of live there.