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October 29, 2013 7:22 AM   Subscribe

If regular coffee bores you and you are looking for something more with your caffeine boost in the morning, you should probably look no further than Kohei Matsuno's unique style of 3D coffee art (via)
posted by hardcode (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I like my coffee like I like my sandpaper. Ruff!

I haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by not_on_display at 7:56 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

I thought this was a double, but it turns out it is just another barista being awesome in a similar way.
I love this stuff.
posted by staccato signals of constant information at 8:09 AM on October 29, 2013

If regular coffee bores you

Usually I'm too half-asleep to be capable of being bored by my morning coffee.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:01 AM on October 29, 2013

It's not that regular coffee bores me, but this coffee entertains me!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:26 AM on October 29, 2013

I see he practices on his hair.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:16 AM on October 29, 2013

Wait, he works on each cup for 5 minutes? I'll take my coffee still hot, thanks.
posted by bitslayer at 10:46 AM on October 29, 2013

It's like some sort of zen koan. Hot coffee, no animal.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:57 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Coffee is utilitarian; it's not about beauty or even, frankly, flavor. It is hot, bracing, and comforting in its routines. Attaching so much ceremony to it seems bizarre to me.
posted by sonic meat machine at 7:45 PM on October 29, 2013

or even, frankly, flavor.

This statement is belied by the who-knows-how-many-dozens of discussions we've had about how to make good coffee on Metafilter alone, not to mention the web in general. It's okay if you don't care about the flavor of coffee (and, as long as we're blandly casting aspersions, are likely burying it under lots of milk and sugar), but assuming the same for everyone else doesn't seem like a well-supported premise.

(Next up: Coffee vs. Tea - Which One Rules, and Which One Drools?)
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:40 PM on October 29, 2013

I actually drink my coffee with only a half-teaspoon of sugar, thanks. I even buy beans from a local roaster and grind them just before I brew them. In a French press.

When I say it's utilitarian, I mean that has been its social role: office workers drink it, cops drink it, construction workers drink it, soldiers drink it. Most don't care anything about its flavor, just that it's coffee. There is ceremony around it, it provides a meditative break in the day; but I don't understand why things like this (or the more traditional '2D' art in cappucino milk) have arisen around it. I recently read the book Uncommon Grounds, and it's interesting how recent this change in the attitudes toward coffee are; as recently as the 1980s, Folger's and Maxwell House were the main brands, and something like this was unimaginable.
posted by sonic meat machine at 6:56 PM on October 30, 2013

I blame hipsters.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:09 PM on October 30, 2013

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