Birch Coffee , one of my favorite little coffee spots in Manhattan, New York. I was there meeting with my partners from the Phoblographer. I ordered a cappuccino, it was good. Almost at the end of the cup, to get another, or not to get another, was the question on my mind. This weeks image was me trying to answer that question. After I got the shot we went on talking business and I never did order another. However it was worth the thought. The coffee used in the cappuccino ? I have no clue, the milk though, it was very good.
Gear used Nikon D700 + Nikon 50mm 1.8 G.
Sometimes a unique photo can come from the gear you use. While this coffee image is not tooo unique , the gear used to take it is. A friend, who is not a photog found this strange photography kit, and put it in my hands. There were some rare lenses in the bag. One was a Sonagar 135 3.5. That is what I used to take this image. I have been obsessed with getting info on it this week.
This week I got to test a selection of Tonx coffee from the Sidama region of Ethiopia, Wottuna Boltuma. Tonx sent me a sample from their subscription service. I saw this as a great addition to this series of post I am doing. Instead of just one coffee image every week, I have decided to make it a weekly coffee post. I am going to continue with the idea of making original coffee images. I just cant stop at one image every week.
Here it begins, this year’s personal photo project for 2013, my coffee interlude. My first image is a macro image of a single coffee bean on glass. The idea is to produce and original coffee image, every week, for 52 weeks. I am planning on using everything I have learned, so far, and everything I will learn over the course of the next 52 weeks. I don’t want to limit myself to how people think coffee should be experienced. I also want to have a lot of fun pushing my boundaries, or at least attempting to.
Soooooooo let me set the scene. I was tired. I had a LOT of miscellaneous things on my mind. Looking at my coffee supply, it was starting to get low. I have a supply of green beans, ready to be roasted for these situations. To take a break I started looking up Coffee roasters. Ive got the coffee roasting bug. While my favorite roasters do it better than me, I find it fun. However this latest experiment, turned into a burnt coffee disaster.