How do I love thee, Coffee? Let me count the ways.
I covet thy bracing strength,
I crave thy comforting warmth,
I thrive on thine aroma of hope and possibilities…
My apologies to Mrs. Barrett Browning. I do so love a good cup of coffee, or three or four. I love it so much, I dedicated a whole Pinterest board to coffee. So when I ran across this picture (before having my morning coffee) it made me smile.
One thing I love about coffee is its many nuances from bean to bean, and between different types of roasting processes. Naturally those nuances made me think of color. Take brown, for instance. It’s brown, right? Well, yes, but it could be so many different flavors of brown from burnt sienna, to dark chocolate, to toasted coconut, to roasted hazelnut. (Can you tell it’s before breakfast too?)
Color people know that the basic colors names could never suffice to describe all the beautiful hues in nature. This is why you end up going to the paint store and asking for a gallon of “Exotic Parrot” instead of “Green.” Non-color people either pull out their hair trying to make sense of the bazillion color choices when painting a room, or at the very least just laugh at us for our silliness.
So rather than describe the different tones of brown in this picture, I put it into a palette. Now we don’t have to come up with names, we can just bask in the glory of all those beautiful coffee beans.
You go ahead and bask, I’ll be in the kitchen making coffee.