latte art and espresso porn

The other day I discovered these terrific Flickr sets of espresso drinks through the new interestingness features. Coffee being my daily drug of choice now and for the foreseeable future, all my caffeine anticipators and receptors are all aroused. Yipes.

Speaking of coffee… While I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about a recent read, My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, it was full of coffee-worship, to which I was very sympathetic. For example,

Forty years ago, the Persian Shah Tahmasp, …began to grow senile and lost his enthusiasm for wine, music, poetry, and painting; furthermore, he quit drinking coffee, and naturally, his brain stopped working. …One day, when he had grown even older, he was possessed by a jinn, had a nervous fit, and begging God’s forgiveness, completely swore off wine, handsome young boys and painting, which is proof enough that after this great shah lost his taste for coffee, he also lost his mind.

(PS, Ed, if you’re still off coffee, I’m sorry about posting this).

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