Coffee is a hug in a mug

by  Editor  Raul Pires Coelho

“Coffee's conversations” by Luis Sarmento

A life without coffee?  I don't think so!
I love Coffee, almost as much as I love Photography. When walking through the city, armed with my camera ready, I'm often think about a good Coffee pause next to the river.  Moments to remember when coming home to develop my negatives.

These days I’m into the third Coffee wave. The first wave was the beginning of my love for Coffee, early in the 20th Century. The second wave happened in the sixties, when chains like Starbucks helped to spread the word of good Coffee for the masses.

And the third wave means Speciality Coffee, Single Origin, Fair Trade, coming from the highest-quality green coffee beans roasted to their greatest flavour potential by true craft people and then properly brewed to well-established standards. Green bean Coffee speciality can be defined as a coffee that has no defects and has a distinctive character in the cup, with a score of 80 or more on 100.

But really important: a cup of Speciality Coffee has to be ...

  • Made with freshly roasted grains, no more than a mouthful
  • The roasted Coffee must never look black
  • Grinded just only a few seconds before brewing
  • No burning water is used

This passion for Speciality Coffee, and the Coffee shops already active in Lisbon, made me build a  Blog about it.  A filter Coffee in a V60 or an espresso made by a skilled Barista is something to remember, a full experience for all five senses.

There are already a few Coffee Houses selling Speciality Coffee per major city all across Europe, and the best source to find them is  European Coffee Trip.

So today on this list I searched in the 1X gallery on the word COFFEE, trying to bring alive the pleasure of a Coffee mug at full blown, maybe in third wave flavour!

Enjoy, if possible with a Single Origin Coffee, freshly roasted and brewed...


“Boom boom” by Christophe Kiciak


“The Chase” by Alfredo Lemos


“Yin /Yang” by Gert Lavsen


“Cups” by Stefan Eisele


“constrast” by Stefan Eisele


“Coffee time” by Olavo Azevedo


“Coffee wins” by Dina Belenko


“Coffee for dreamers” by Dina Belenko


“DayDreaming” by stefano cicali 


“The Driver” by Luis Borges Alves


“Man with the child in his eyes” by Jianwei Yang


“Waiting for a good coffee!” by Antonio Grambone


“Round and Round” by Sajid Ahmed


All the Reading Tools” by Abilio Silveira


“Music” by Breo Alamancos


"Involvement" by Didier Guibert


"Coffee time" by Victoria Ivanova


"Unlikely but not impossible" by Mister Solo


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