Art has been present all around the world for thousands of years. It is the very one thing that a human cannot take away from us. I’m sure if you’re a coffee fan, you’ve also heard some people comparing coffee to an art.
And they are not wrong.
Because coffee is indeed an art. Wanna know why?
What is Art?
Firstly, let us learn and know about what art really is. Well, as per its definition, art is a form of expression and creativity. Art is a diverse collection of human activities involving the creation of visual, auditory, or performances wherein, you express your own thoughts and feelings through imaginative and technical skills. So basically, art is an activity where you produce your own emotions by expressing them the way you would like them.
What about Coffee?
Coffee, as we all know, is one of the most widely consumed beverages all around the world. Some individuals, especially adults suggest that they cannot start their day without a cup and without taking a sip of the caffeine-based beverage.
Now a new curious question arises, "How do coffee and art have a connection?" To those of you who are avid artists, especially painters, you may have heard of the term coffee painting.
Coffee painting has been around for ages. To get an insight into this subject, let us talk a little bit about its history. This way of painting which sounds new and modern is actually as old as time itself. The first coffee paintings appeared centuries ago as coffee began to be monopolized in Europe.
The inspiration came from the ancient times where Chinese artists used tea in their art to give their paintings a sort of sepia look. Coffee painting artists love how it gives its own unique texture. It is an outlet for expressions of their own imaginations and emotions.
Now we all know that there is an art that uses coffee as its main ingredient and creating art means that you put all your time and effort into it.
What if I’m not into painting? Is there still a connection between art and coffee?
Well, now you must be thinking that what if I do not have a knack for painting? Don't worry because think about this, by just simply making a cup of coffee, you are also expressing your own thoughts, mood, and feelings.
You have a goal in mind; an imagination. For example, you want your coffee to be rich and flavorful, so you carefully grind up those beans wholeheartedly and with pure intentions to get the best flavor that you want. You are using your skills and passion as you make it. Isn’t it amazing? That while just making your own coffee, you are now creating art and expressing your emotions. That is the beauty of the art of a simple cup of coffee.
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