Coffee: the new black?

I spent much of last night redesigning my blog – it’s still not finished, but it’s servicable. It prominently features my coffee machine – and pays adequate homage to my coffee fixation. I really struggled to find an appropriate coffee colour for my background. Coffee has so many different colours. Roasted beans vary depending on how well they’ve been roasted. Green beans, as anyone who’s watched TV lately knows thanks to Nestle’s ridiculously stupid green bean blend (green beans taste like grass), are green. Brewed coffee has different colours depending on the method – plunger coffee is different to espresso – and espresso is different depending on the heat, grind and length of shot. Also – espresso has a layer of crema (coffee oils) that’s a reddy, browny, goldy colour. So I eyedropped a colour from these beans in photo shop (having come up with various shades of purple, red, and pink) that looked about right.

Obviously if you’re here reading my blog you know this already – it’s more for the benefit of subscribers and people who read this from my Facebook profile.

3 thoughts on “Coffee: the new black?”

  1. yeah, that’s good, nathan, but coffee is only black if you have burnt the beans when roasting them, and your whole page from a certain point down is just black and you can’t read anything…

  2. only if you’re a luddite and still using explorer. If you had Firefox there would be a nice semi transparent layer.

    But I am fixing that today.

  3. what’s a firefox? will it eat the ripened fruit on my mango tree?

    just because half my family are computer nerds doesn’t mean i am too. I just use whatever is on my computer.

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