So I am sitting here in my armchair, sipping cappuccino and reading all my favorite blogs' updates, and I thought I'll share with you some thoughts on one of my passions - coffee.
I love everything about coffee. The taste of course, but also the smell, the color, the texture of ground coffee beans, the whole process it takes to prepare an exquisite cup of cappuccino, which is my favorite style of drinking coffee, cup and spoon designs, going out to cafes... Caffeine is also a common ingredient in anti-cellulite treatments :) In fact I'm so hooked on coffee that I even bought this quirky little agenda to carry with me in a handbag!
In small print it says 'I think I have enough time for a cup of coffee' :)
My absolute favorite coffee brand so far has to be Lavazza. This Italian company was founded by Luigi Lavazza in the early 1900's and has since established itself as one of the leaders on the European market. There are two main reasons why I love this brand so much: the quality and the imagery. Lavazza has one of the most daring and unique ads out there, you either love them or hate them; well, I happen to absolutely adore their style :) See for yourself:
Each year they publish a calendar to share their most amazing photographs. This year they collaborated with Annie Leibovitz (author of the second photo, other pics are from their 2008 Majestic Queens inspired calendar by Finlay MacKay), so if you'd like to see more of her fantastic shots, visit the calendar's website here.
Are you equally obsessed about coffee or are you a tea advocate? What is your favorite brand?
I'm with you - I can't imagine a life without coffee. It has to be strong black coffe, no sugar. Nice and easy for whoever's making it! I tend to buy a Fairtrade dark roast but I'm not too particular about which one I buy at the moment.ReplyDelete
Any coffee is goood coffee..:)ReplyDelete
I love the serbian & croatian ground coffees because they are the perfect consistency to make Turkish Coffee. Thats the most popular coffee in the former yugoslavia in homes.. and I literally have 5 cups a day.
p.s amazing idea for a post!! xxReplyDelete
I'm not a coffee drinker - Unfortunately I hate the taste, but LOVE the smell. But I am a Diet Coke fiend! Caffine all the way I say! xReplyDelete
@Ondine: Hmm, yes, that's one thing that bothers me, I don't think Lavazza is fair trade... Me and fiance are thinking of buying a coffee grinder to buy beans in our local organic/ fair trade supermarket and grind them fresh at home! I'd love to say I like dark coffee too, but unfortunately milk is a must for me.ReplyDelete
@Tali: Mmm, I know what you're talking about, Turkish coffee is SO full of taste! I also love these special aluminium pots some people use to prepare it, they used to be very popular in Poland when I was a kid. Thanks, hun! xxxReplyDelete
@Marie: I'm so picky that even though I love coffee, the one that my parents like the most (instant Nescafe) is a no no for me! I banished coffee for 2 months because of that. Glad that we have a proper coffee maker at work!ReplyDelete
i love coffee! i just returned from brasil, and their style of cafe com leite is to die for. but i like cream and sugar anyhow :)ReplyDelete
it's funny..everytime i have a cup, i get this urge to talk about coffee as well! i'm glad you did it :) oh..and tea, love tea if it gives me the same energy. specifically ti kuan yen.
@fantastic: Oh I imagine they have terrific coffee in Brazil :) As much as I love coffee, I also can't imagine my life without tea, it's so much connected with my family and home. Thanks for your lovely comment! xoxoReplyDelete