While I love the spring-y close-ups in my blog header above, they aren’t really about coffee or about having a cup of anything are they? I’ve been in a months-long quest to find inspiration for a blog header.
A close-up of two really cool coffee cups?
A silhouette of two people at a café table in France?
A picture of me begging strangers to join me at St*rbucks?
So yesterday I met a friend for coffee (it’s my spiritual gift) at a place I’d never been and my mocha was served in a real coffee cup – not paper – with a gorgeous design in the foam.
There are actually contests for this skill and my drink would totally be in the running for a ribbon. Here's a peek into some more beautiful coffee art.
I told the barista that he was an artist and that I wanted to take a picture for my blog. I carefully carried the cup over to a table by the window and set up the shot.
Just look at that detail! Wouldn’t it have made a cool banner if it weren’t a bit blurry? Because I only had my phone, I didn’t get a picture that I can use for the header. My camera phone doesn’t take high-def pictures.
I feel quite sure the barista was feeling very proud that a famous blogger was taking professional snapshots of his artistry.
And then I dropped my phone into the cup.
Oh yes I did.