There’s a lot of good things that come about thanks to coffee. It makes it easier to stay up, helps both the mind and the body with its superfood properties and just tastes so so good. It is probably safe to say that the love for coffee is at an all-time high and it’s only going to go up. Coffee culture has gained so much ground because of how closely it is linked with bringing more art in the world.
In the quirkiest cafes of the world, it isn’t enough to just make a great cup of coffee, it is important to make it look different and interesting too. We’ve come a long way from plain leaves and hearts on the surface of our coffee. We’ve got swans, elephants, and entire gardens blooming from a single cup, ready to be preserved forever on your social. The designs can be so good, they wouldn’t look out of place if they were a tattoo on your arm.
Coffee has been a fuel for inspiration for centuries now. A cup of coffee or an evening at a cafe has long been the starting point of a fantastic story. J.K. Rowling did a lot of writing for Harry Potter out of coffee shops. When asked about her love for the cafe culture, she said “the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss.”
Cafe decorations aren’t just for show, although it seems like it. The way a cafe is decorated can influence the aesthetic sense of a person. The decor is often inspirational to artists, which is why there is a lot of art and story centered around the idea of a cafe. Photographs and paintings on the wall provide a sense of history that can influence the story an the artist is trying to tell.
Cafes serve as a great starting platform for artists in more ways than inspiration alone. Playing small shows, putting up paintings and photographs on the wall of a cafe are some of the ways artists get started on their journey. You never know who is going to be looking at your art on the wall while they enjoy a cup of their favourite coffee. It gives all artists a chance to do exactly what they hope to do, which is to give people going about their daily life a little something to stare at or think about. Cafes have always been a place for art whether it is music, visual or written down.