Why We Love Coffee (and the colours of coffee)
There’s that delicious aroma that wafts from a freshly brewed cup (and helps sell our homes, apparently). The caffeine that kick-starts our day. The range of flavours and preparation methods that allow us to enjoy our personal preference... whether you like yours skinny, flat, black or iced.
Trendy Coffee Blends and Brews
Traditional blends have evolved as roasters offer options to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. From single-origin to artisanal blends, today’s exciting techniques include pour-over, bulletproof, AeroPress and even nitrogen-infused, with each one providing a distinct flavour profile. Additionally, coffees infused with notes of chocolate, caramel or exotic spices, are a favourite of aficionados seeking a more indulgent experience.
A Great Coffee Shop
These days a great coffee shop has become more than just a place to grab a cup of joe; it's an experience in itself. Popping up on every high street in every town, we all have our own version of Central Perk on our doorsteps. The best of these have managed to cultivate an inviting ambiance with the kind of cosy, comfy chairs that invite you to sink into. A knowledgeable barista, passionate about their craft, makes all the difference too.
A Place To Be Creative
JK Rowling said: “It’s no secret that the best place to write, in my opinion, is in a café. You don’t have to make your own coffee and you don’t have to feel like you’re in solitary confinement.” And we couldn’t agree more. The bustling atmosphere provides a welcome change from the traditional office, with a steady supply of caffeine to fuel productivity and the opportunity for networking with fellow remote workers.
A Place to Meet Friends
Coffee shops have long been synonymous with socialising, serving as a meeting place for friends, post school run mums and catching up with clients. Their casual and comfortable environment encourages conversation, while the relaxed atmosphere acts as a catalyst for engaging interactions. With the rise of cosy corners, communal tables and board games, they have evolved into social hubs, fostering connections and creating a sense of community.
A Favourite Mug
A coffee mug is more than, well, just a mug. The one we use each day becomes a familiar and comforting companion, providing a sense of calm and comfort. They reflect our individuality, personality and style, or hold sentimental value as gifts from loved ones. They may be reminders of special occasions and places we've visited. We link them to our favourite rituals, cherished Sunday mornings, chatting with friends, or finding solace when we need to escape.
Coffee makers illustration in the excellent Java Roastery, Colmore Row, Birmingham
The Birmingham Colour Palette mug