coffee | a food shoot

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I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’
— Jim Carrey

Coffee is mankind's fuel. There is something oddly inviting about a complex cup with nutty notes of caramel + dark chocolate on a rainy fall day, an ephemeral morning shot of espresso, or a mid-summer cold brew. There is something ineffable that surrounds the importance of our coffee ritual. Coffee puts us in a state of hygge, Danish for taking pleasure in the presence of simple things. This atmosphere that surrounds your cup is part of what makes coffee such an important ritual among society. It gives us a bit of time to reflect on life, prepare ourselves for what lies ahead while offering us a bit of compassion when we need it most. 

Over the last few months, I've been working like a mad person to plump my portfolio + define my brand. Worried that I'd shoot something that didn't define me, or wasn't styled enough, I opted to shoot coffee, as not only an excuse to drink lots of it + stock up on new props, but to also embrace + enjoy the time that freelancing has allowed me. 

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Coffee: 

Brew Methods + Tools