Posts tagged ‘caffeinated friends’

May 10, 2011

395. besties in bulgaria

Zlatka Boncheva, Bulgaria

Last week I received these two delightful photos with this note. “We are Latty-me and Maya-my best friend. We are from Bulgaria. I found your blog and decided that I want to contribute to the project. Maya got the photos so I asked her if I could  send them to you. She said yes, so here they are.  Thank you! Have a great day!”

I never would have imagined this project would produce coffee from Finland, China, Singapore, Scotland, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and now Bulgaria. Wowza. And seriously, how much do you love those gold stir sticks?

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May 10, 2011

394. bulgarian coffee

Zlatka Boncheva, Bulgaria

Last week I received these two delightful photos with this note.

“We are Latty-me and Maya-my best friend. We are from Bulgaria. I found your blog and decided that I want to contribute to the project. Maya got the photos so I asked her if I could  send them to you. She said yes, so here they are.  Thank you! Have a great day!”

Loving it!

May 3, 2011

376. caffeinated friends

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting one of the first and most prolific (12 times) caffeinated contributors, Reina, for coffee. Reina lives in Davis, but we met (and had only communicated) through Flickr. We had a great conversation, but not until after we both pulled out our cameras to photograph our lattes. Mishka’s Cafe, Davis CA.

Help us celebrate our 500th cup of coffee, coming mid-June (perhaps) with a cacophony of phone photos (iPhone, Smart Phone, any phone). Hoping to post at least 50, and mark #500 with a collage of all. Grab your coffee and your phone, and send me what ever grabs you. Soon! And thanks!

April 27, 2011

365. iPhone, latte, doughnut

Janine Graf, Redmond, WA.

Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle, WA.

Janine runs the Flickr Group, Caffeine Nation. Because, you know, the world can’t have too many coffee photos. Her Flickr photostream is here and her photo Facebook page is here.

April 27, 2011

363. nothing else matters

Janine Graf, Redmond, WA.

“My teenage son recently discovered a group called Apocalyptica from Finland while searching for a Metallica video on youtube. They are a group of cellists who do covers of, wait for it . . . heavy metal bands (btw, they also do originals). First of all, who doesn’t love the cello? Secondly, there’s actually quite a bit of heavy metal I like, the band Metallica for one. Please, I beg you, listen to Apocalyptica’s cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”. You will not be sorry. It moves me to tears . . . and yes, I realize that’s not hard to do, but still.”

Janine runs the Flickr Group, Caffeine Nation. She loves coffee photos as much as I do. Flickr photostream is here and her photo Facebook page is here.

April 26, 2011

361. afternoon ritual

Lana V. (aka Lanamaniac), NYC.

Ritual Coffee in Oxbow Market, Napa CA. A spring break with lots of great coffee breaks (and wine breaks too, I believe).

Check out Lana’s work on her Flickr photostream and on her blog.

April 25, 2011

358. ethiopian coffee

Kathleen Apakupakul, New York.

“Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and the Italians left their mark when they occupied the country for a brief period of time in the 1930s.  You can see that the Ethiopian macchiato in the foreground, with the layer of milk on the bottom, has yet to be mixed; the Ethiopian tea behind it has so much sugar that there’s a distinct layer of it in the bottom of the glass.  I was there for a brief period of time in 2009 working in a rural part of the country, and the time spent in the early morning hours with my colleagues and a macchiato before we headed off into the fields to work were some of my favorite moments.  I don’t know if I’ll ever get to return, but I would love to be able to sip that coffee again, sitting at the low, dusty table with my friends and the locals, waiting for the world to wake up.”

And that, my friends, is a cup of coffee with a story.

P.S. Dear Coffee, I Love You also did a post today on Ethiopian Coffee. Check it out here.

April 22, 2011

350. full circle

Tim Holmes, San Leandro, CA.

This is coffee cupping at Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA.  Do yourself a favor and double click on the photo (or the title), so you can see this one at a larger size. I love doing something a little extra special every 25 photos (not that every cup isn’t special, but every 25 is worth a bit of a celebration I think), and when I saw a cousin of this photo, I got pretty excited. Emeryville is only about an hour from my home…I wonder if I can do a cupping there, or if it’s reserved for friends with caffeinated credentials.

Tim owns Zocalo Coffeehouse in San Leandro.  It looks like he takes his coffee seriously, so if you do too, it’s worth a visit next time you’re in the Bay area.

April 21, 2011

349. latte and the times at zocalo

Tim Holmes at Zocalo Coffeehouse in San Leandro, CA.

Tim owns Zocalo which boasts great coffee, fantastic light and an activity area for kids. Just right.

April 21, 2011

348. making espresso

Tim Holmes at Zocalo Coffeehouse, San Leandro, CA.

It’s taken 348 pictures of coffee to get one from behind the bar. This is where the magic happens folks (well, after the growing magic, the picking magic, and the roasting magic….lots of magic in a great cup).

Tim is the owner of Zocalo Coffeehouse. I guess that makes him Mr. Magic.