Coffee Art


OK. So, how many coffee lovers are there in ‘da house’?

Coffee Art

Few types of food or drink have had a bigger influence over time than coffee. It has even featured in art works over time. Hemingway mentions coffee in his work and Amélie Poulain uses coffee when acting as a matchmaker.

As coffee producers are far from enjoying a comparable lifestyle, I quite like initiatives that help them overcome specific needs. The auction at the London Coffee Week ending today is one of those initiatives. See some pics below. I apologise in advance for the lack of quality.

It was all by chance. I was going to check the pre-events of the Record Store Day, when I came across the private view of the Coffee Art Project exhibition. Somehow, I managed to get in, and it was so cool. The mix or art and music was good. 

The event kickstarted the London Coffee Week ending today. The Coffee Art Project was an art competition where emerging and established artists submitted work to be auctioned at the festival with all proceeds going to support clean water and sanitation initiatives in African countries where coffee is produced. The project is called Project Waterfall.

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The messy area on the right shows where water is an issue.

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I’ve heard coffee ‘baristas’ complaining about customers who were too fussy with their coffee and drove them mad!

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This is one of my faves. The textures here make this one look so real. It would have been a  good piece to hang up in my kitchen!

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I liked this one too. The exhibition showcased various types of work of art. These suspended items on the air provided the surprise factor in the exhibition.

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Talking to the artists was a major highlight for me. I could sense how difficult it must be for them to exhibit anywhere and make a living out of it.

Me and one of the artists, Philip Levine. He uses his own head as canvas. In this case, he was sporting coffee beans.

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My own celebration of London Coffee Week in Central London.

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Thanks for reading. See you soon!

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About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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7 Responses to Coffee Art

  1. I have never heard of this but I love it. Hopefully, I can find something similar around the Toronto area for next year.

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  2. tiredella says:

    Those art pieces are great! I once painted with coffee. It’s pretty awesome !

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  3. As a lover of coffee and cafés, I really enjoyed the photos 🙂

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  4. Good to read! I think you would’ve enjoyed the exhibition too.

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