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Artist Creates an Incredible Array of Detailed Portraits Drawn Entirely With Coffee

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Commercial artist Maria A. Aristidou has created an incredible array of amazingly detailed portraits using different blends of coffee on watercolor paper. Maria has stated that the first portrait was “made by accident” but “coffee painting has really grown” on her. Among her subjects are R2-D2 and Yoda from Star Wars, Bob Marley, Davy Jones, Hugh Laurie, and a variety of Disney characters, just to name a few.

Aristidou has also created a stop-motion video that captures her remarkable process of “coffee drawing” R2-D2.

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Davy Jones Coffee Painting

Hugh Laurie

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Bob Marley

Girl with Pearl Earring

Elephants

images via Maria A. Aristidou

via FoodBeast

Starbucks to Begin Testing In-Person Coffee Delivery Through Its Mobile App in Seattle

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Starbucks has joined forces with delivery service Postmates for a pilot program to bring in-person deliveries to the Starbucks mobile app in the second half of 2015. Users place their orders through the desktop or mobile version of the service, and a Postmates driver stops off at a location and picks up and delivers a piping-hot caffeine fix.

With such incredible traction on their leading mobile payment app, Starbucks delivery by Postmates is an extension of what customers are looking for today, and provides a type of convenience that was never before available.

image via Postmates

How to Connect a Coffee Maker to a Network in Order to Monitor Office Brewing Habits

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Foursquare software engineer David Taylor has created a detailed breakdown of how he connected a coffee maker to a network in order to monitor office brewing habits. The hacked system, which utilizes an Electric Imp microcontroller, monitors brews as they commence and end, sending a message to the office’s Slack coffee chat room, and compiles hourly and weekly brewing trends. Interested parties can also check out Taylor’s code for the project.

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images via David Taylor

A Biodegradable Coffee Cup With Embedded Seeds That Grow Into a Tree When Planted

San Luis Obispo, California sustainability company Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has developed a biodegradable coffee cup that features embedded seeds designed to grow into a tree when the whole thing is planted into ground, as per the included instructions on the bottom. The cup, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, utilizes local seeds based on where the cup is distributed. Even if the cup isn’t planted, it will still biodegrade in a landfill within 180 days, turning into nutrients for other plant life.

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images via Reduce. Reuse. Grow.

via Inhabitat

San Francisco’s Philz Coffee Raises $15 Million to Expand Nationwide

Philz Coffee

TechCrunch reports that Philz Coffee, the San Francisco-based company known for its strong one-cup-at-time coffee, has recently raised $15 million from investors to expand nationwide. The company, which was started by Phil Jaber in 2003 with a single location in San Francisco’s Mission District, currently has 18 Bay Area locations (including one at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto) and one outpost in Los Angeles.

photo via Philz Coffee

via TechCrunch

Artist ‘Sleevebucks’ Transforms the Mermaid Logo on Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeves Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Since last November, a mysterious artist going by sleevebucks has been transforming the iconic Starbucks mermaid logo on the company’s coffee cup sleeves into delightful pop culture characters. It turns out the mermaid is a surprisingly versatile template–sleevebucks has rendered everyone from Harry Potter to Wonder Woman. The project can also be followed on Instagram.

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

photos via sleevebucks

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