The moka pot is used as a sort of stove-top espresso maker. It’s more of an old-school DIY type of thing, rather than a really expensive espresso machine. While it doesn’t really make true espresso, it does make a strong and syrupy coffee. I like strong coffee!
As an avid drinker of coffee, I suppose it makes sense that I also enjoy drawing and painting coffee images. Recently I’ve made it a goal to add to my coffee art collection available here.
Here are a couple recent ones:
The funny thing is that I never drank coffee until my late 20’s, and even then, I didn’t drink very much. Not until I started having kids did I really get into the habit. Looking back, it’s hard to believe I lived right in the middle of a coffee growing region as a young adult (as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica) and barely ever drink it! If I had wanted to, I could have easily walked down the dirt roads to my friend’s garden, picked coffee cherries and processed/roasted them myself! Eh, oh well.
I remember one of the first cups of GREAT coffee I had was at a little store that used to be in Alexandria, VA, called “Grape and Bean”. It was a real-deal light-roast coffee with all of the fruity, flowery, aromatic flavors. Not the dark, burned, smoky, ashy stuff that my parents always drank (and still do), which I refer to as “railroad coffee”, since my Dad worked for the railroad. The Folgers type of stuff. I know some people like that, so my apologies if that’s you!
The sound of the alarm clock is softened when you’re looking forward to a warm and tasty cup of coffee in the morning, with the early sun streaming through the windows, illuminating the cool colors of the ceramic and silver.
This original coffee painting is painted with oils on 9″ x 12″ linen paper, with cool blues, purples and crimson contrasting nicely against warm golds, yellows and siennas. Interested in purchasing? Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org