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Now there's a 1000$ worth cups of coffee. Beautifully done by the very talented Mike Harding.
posted by lipsum (48 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
That would be $685 in US dollars. You had me worried for a minute there.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:47 PM on August 24, 2009


Get a mug!
posted by anthill at 4:52 PM on August 24, 2009 [6 favorites]


I'm inspired to do a java-themed photo collection reflecting my own usage. It will consist of the same liter thermos being refilled over and over again from the same cheap coffeemaker in a series of increasingly jittery and blurred photos.
posted by Panjandrum at 4:58 PM on August 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wow, what the--? It would take me a little over 9 years to spend that much on coffee... just buy the beans and a $30 French press. Coffee is 15 cents a cup that way.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:58 PM on August 24, 2009


Too bad Voltaire didn't have a digital camera and a website.
posted by Dumsnill at 5:01 PM on August 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Yep, that's why I started making my own mochas in the morning (bar chocolate in a double-boiler, mmmm) and using a french press in the afternoon.
posted by gurple at 5:02 PM on August 24, 2009


People pay for coffee?
posted by localroger at 5:02 PM on August 24, 2009


the internet is a wonderful place to display your OCD!
posted by HuronBob at 5:04 PM on August 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Really illustrates the waste of the packaging we use every day.
posted by letitrain at 5:07 PM on August 24, 2009 [9 favorites]


the internet is a wonderful place to display your x for all x!
posted by grobstein at 5:07 PM on August 24, 2009


the internet is a wonderful place to display your OCD!


Indeed.

(Previously.)
posted by dersins at 5:09 PM on August 24, 2009


See also.
posted by lipsum at 5:10 PM on August 24, 2009


His most crucial mistake was doing the math in the first place. I calculated how much I spent on coffee my first year of law school and then I vowed to never ever do that again...

Some things are just better not knowing.
posted by whoaali at 5:15 PM on August 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dude should buy a can of Nescafe and a new camera maybe.
posted by GuyZero at 5:23 PM on August 24, 2009


This isn't Yemeni, it's Sulawesi! And the cup's shaking! I don't want my coffee shaking.
posted by setanor at 5:27 PM on August 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Beautifully done by the very talented Mike Harding.

Not to be a jerk, but what is it that makes this beautifully done?
posted by orme at 5:37 PM on August 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


I saw this and thought of a certain special futurama episode.

I'm getting 100 cups of coffee, starting now!
posted by Askiba at 5:42 PM on August 24, 2009


He spent $1000 on coffee and $20 on his camera.
posted by sonic meat machine at 6:07 PM on August 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I clicked and nothing happened.
posted by furtive at 6:16 PM on August 24, 2009


Piker.
posted by deCadmus at 6:17 PM on August 24, 2009


I go through a 2L bottle of diet soda every day. Store brand is $.89 and the bottle is recyclable.
posted by DU at 6:22 PM on August 24, 2009


I clicked and nothing happened.

For the best result possible, right click on any cup which you find interesting and left click on 'View Image'.
posted by gman at 6:25 PM on August 24, 2009


Mmm. I wanted to enlarge some of those. (nevermind drink them)

But yeah, packaging and $$.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:29 PM on August 24, 2009


Look at this fucking hipster.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:40 PM on August 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Hey, there are worse things an obsessive person could take a picture of every morning.
posted by longsleeves at 7:37 PM on August 24, 2009


Stuff OCD people like.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:06 PM on August 24, 2009


Back in my day, we didn't have coffee. We had coffee extract -- and that was 95% chicory.

And don't get me started on cups. We fought over the luxury of a jam jar. The loser made do with a rusty tin can. But we were ecologically sound. No whales died during the making of the antibiotics they used to treat the cuts that we'd get from drinking out of the rusty tin can.

Now get offa my lawn.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:55 PM on August 24, 2009


I missed the plural at first, and thought this was some type of hyper distilled specialty coffee. Like they took the first civet's poop, and fed it to second, rarer civet, and then strained it through crushed diamonds and steeped it in the tears of a hundred year old monk who lives in a cave in the Himalayans.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:55 PM on August 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Cool

I think that there could be less smugness in this thread
posted by kathrineg at 9:02 PM on August 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is what it looks like when the world ends.
posted by The Whelk at 9:09 PM on August 24, 2009


heh, louche mustachio, I had the same thought.
posted by baxter_ilion at 9:43 PM on August 24, 2009


I thought those coffees look tasty - a flat white perhaps. But they don't have those in the US do they? Oh it's New Zealand - best coffee in the world.
posted by meech at 10:00 PM on August 24, 2009


I had the same thought as well, lm and bi, but in my imagined version it was then poured into a hideously ugly cup covered with Swarovski crystals.
posted by hattifattener at 10:09 PM on August 24, 2009


Metafilter: I think that there could be less smugness
posted by armage at 10:17 PM on August 24, 2009


um, so a recent askMe alerted me to the fact that jokingly referring to this sort of thing as OCD might not be entirely tactful.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:25 PM on August 24, 2009


See also.

I really enjoyed the proofpurchase.com! such succinct little stories!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:33 PM on August 24, 2009


Coffee is overratted.

sscct 0.0
posted by MrTenacious at 12:01 AM on August 25, 2009


posh coffee.
something about a fool and his money springs to mind.
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:07 AM on August 25, 2009


Clearly there are two Mike Hardings in this world.
posted by davemee at 2:23 AM on August 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


"um, so a recent askMe alerted me to the fact that jokingly referring to this sort of thing as OCD might not be entirely tactful."

who was joking?
posted by HuronBob at 3:52 AM on August 25, 2009


"Coffee is overratted."

In my opinion, even ONE rat in my coffee is too much... but, some may have different standards on that...
posted by HuronBob at 3:53 AM on August 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


Was going to say, since when does the Bard of Crumpsall drink coffee?
posted by runincircles at 6:28 AM on August 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


> Like they took the first civet's poop, and fed it to second, rarer civet, and then strained it through crushed diamonds and steeped it in the tears of a hundred year old monk who lives in a cave in the Himalayans.

I've had that, and it's really not worth a penny over $499.95.
posted by languagehat at 6:36 AM on August 25, 2009


Someone should do this with cigarettes. I've quit now, but I sometimes wonder what it would look like to see every smoke I ever had together. Oh, and DU, isn't that a whole lot of aspartame? I'm just sayin' is all. I don't want bad things to happen to my fellow mefites :)
posted by Go Banana at 7:04 AM on August 25, 2009



Someone should do this with cigarettes. I've quit now, but I sometimes wonder what it would look like to see every smoke I ever had together. Oh, and DU, isn't that a whole lot of aspartame? I'm just sayin' is all. I don't want bad things to happen to my fellow mefites :)


Careful what you wish for. There was a T.C Boyle story (which I know can't remember the title, of course, ) wherein an apparition of the Virgin Mary appears and is just PISSED OFF at everyone and shows them exactly how much excess and waste and consumption they go through. I believe the phrase "vats of semen" was used more than once.
posted by The Whelk at 7:17 AM on August 25, 2009


And of course I find it the INSTANT I hit post.

"The Miracle At Ballinspittle."

"And the scales-scales the size of the Washington monument-sunk under pyramids of ketchup, peanut butter, tortilla chips, truckloads of potatoes, onions, avocados, peppermint candies and after-dinner mints, half-eaten burgers and fork-scattered peas, the whole slithering wasteful cornucopia of his secret and public devouring. 'Moooo', accuse the cows. "Stinker!" "Pig!" "Glutton!' cry voices from the crowd."

posted by The Whelk at 7:23 AM on August 25, 2009


That's gonna cure cancer.
posted by PuppyCat at 9:38 AM on August 25, 2009


Where's my bonus cup?
posted by porn in the woods at 10:41 AM on August 25, 2009


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