Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Cold Brew Coffee On A Hot Summer Day

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Picking a subject for Sally’s Challenger’s Choice week is always fun because with 11 categories to choose from pretty much everything I like to photograph fits the bill.  To keep things interesting I try to move through Sally’s list without repeating myself and this month I settled on food photography.  I know this is a bottle of cold brew coffee and not a pretty plate of food but in my family coffee is a food group and Stumptown Coffee Roasters is one of the best.  Plus, this has to be the cutest coffee bottle I’ve ever seen.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters opened in 1999 as a small cafe in Portland, OR with a core group of coffee loving employees devoted to ethical sourcing, local roasting and fantastic cups of coffee.  Their drip coffee and espresso blends are some of my favorites but in the summer Cold Brew tops the list and my milkman delivers it by the carton blended with milk and just a little sugar.  We found these little brown “stubbies” on Father’s Day and Hipstamatic’s shake to randomize function captured the moment using Rudy as the lens and Stand Up as the film.

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Growing up in Bellingham, WA a trip to Tony’s Coffee in the Fairhaven District was a huge treat.  My favorite thing on the menu was hot chocolate and if we were lucky Mom also ordered a dinner plate sized cinnamon roll for everyone to split.  By High School my mug of hot chocolate switched to coffee and when I moved out-of-town after college I was relieved to find I could still buy their freshly roasted coffee beans in a few select grocery stores.  Tony’s Coffee and Teas opened their doors in 1971 and they are still drawing crowds and roasting beans 42 years later.

A few months ago John, Ryan and I stopped at Tony’s for a coffee break before spending the afternoon with family and Ryan happily relaxed at our cozy, corner table with his first order of Tony’s hot chocolate.  I don’t remember such a pretty leaf pattern from my childhood days but it sure tasted the same.

Posted as part of Alisa’s Weekly Travel Theme:  Brown