Coffee with sugar and polka dots

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UploadedSeptember 7, 2009
TakenApril 5, 2009
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/125 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length46 mm
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Image taken at a Hong Kong-style cafe, in Singapore. It seems this is how coffee is served in HK, in a tall glass, with the sugar on the side, placed in a small dish normally used for soy sauce and chilli.

It's amazing how coffee has become the universal breakfast drink. For some people, this - minus the sugar and polka dots - is all they need to start the day.

Some need more. I once came acorss a t-shirt with the slogan "Six in the morning" and the illustration shows SIX cups of coffee. LOL!

I have a friend who goes for McDonalds breakfast, with free coffee refills, and drinks five cups. Almost there.


BTW My favourite coffee is currently Legendee, from the Vietnamese company, Trung Nguyen. This is coffee from beans that have been eaten by some kind of civet cat or weasel or whatever, and then passed out in its excrement. It may sound yukky, but is delicious.

The "best" is apparently Kopi Luwak from Indonesia, but the Vietnamese version is cheaper and more readily available.

It costs S$9.50 (approx US$7) for a small cup at Trung Nguyen, but I buy the powder at S$22.50 for 250 grams, enough to make me approx 40 cups at home. I think I will go make myself one now :D

14 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Love that stuff and your capture!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Great SHOT!

  • dp *

    dp * said (6 Sep 2009):

    I love my coffee in the AM, I am odd I like it ice cold and black straight-up, rite out of the fridge. Usually accompanied with toast and jam. I love the graphic nature of this image, well composed and exposed. LuvIt. dp

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    I love the contrast! Awesome shot. I love my coffee!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (6 Sep 2009):

    Almost mesmerised by the wavy polka dots! Not enough coffee! Am afraid I prefer cappuccino, and decaf at that! I know, not a REAL coffee but I'm a tea drinker. Very spotty shot!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Great shot...absolutely need coffee in the morn.

  • Erich Mangl

    Erich Mangl gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    excellent graphics !

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    cool image. That surface makes me dizzy

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Love it!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Saw this in spotlight; excellent

  • Al Stiegman

    Al Stiegman   gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Tremendous shot Richard, congrats.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    cool shot!

  • Norman Richard

    Norman Richard said (25 Oct 2009):

    Very dizziying... me too I'm a coffee runner, but at home, before I leave to photograph at nine.

    Great graphics effects in that photo.

  • David Piszczek

    David Piszczek gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Great capture of simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

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