This is the coffee cup of my husband. He uses as much sugar as enthusiasm to sweeten and stir the coffee. The swirling and spinning little bubbles in the oily black liquid are hypnotic. I couldn't stop looking into his cup.
After a while - he was watching my mesmerized dreamy eyes - he said: "Take a picture!"
I think, he just wanted his cup back before I fell into it. 15 pictures later, he was allowed to take a sip of lukewarm coffee afterwards I shot another 9 pictures. I stopped before his coffee was cold. There is a saying: cold coffee will make you beautiful. I don't want this for my husband - maybe another woman will snatch him away because he will become as beautiful as Apollo.
Actually the saying has a different meaning. During the early times when drinking coffee became popular in Europe it was used as aphrodisiac, medicine and pure luxury. Back in this days rich people used a lot of white make up (powder, cream - often mixed with lead), rouge and sometimes beauty marks (tiny dots or big decorative artwork made from silk, leather, paper) in their faces. Reminder of this old days are nowadays actually the white and red faces of clowns! Sweating because of drinking hot coffee could have destroyed this artful makeup, only therefore is "cold coffee will make you beautiful" a - more or less - correct but very old phrase.