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Coffee & Me...

Look BackChristopher PorterComment

I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without it.

Those who know me are well aware that without my morning cup of joe, my day doesn't get started. My regular order at my favourite café Good Vibes is even known as a 'Chris'... (single shot black with a splash of cold, in case you were wondering). However my coffee journey began relatively late in life. 

As a child I couldn't stand the stuff. Too bitter. An adults drink. Bleurgh. But one, very early, morning walk to Shillington College changed that. While studying at Shillington I was living back at my Mum's and commuting into London everyday. Having to be in the studio at 8.30am meant getting the train at around 7am, which at the time was incredibly early for me... Pair this with the fact that it was a chilly November morning, I decided that it was time to give coffee another go. Although i'm not entirely sure that a giant latte with gingerbread syrup and cream on top really counts as a proper coffee experience...

Now that I can truthfully say that I am a coffee lover, with an appreciation of the subtleties of different roasts and an enjoyment of many different forms of the liquid gold, it seems to be creeping into my work too. Not only does a daily coffee or two fuel my creativity, over the past year I have worked on branding for coffee shops like Good Vibes Café and The Sorting Office and worked behind the scenes with Dover Ellis on a new offering from Café Direct. Coffee even managed to sneak into the background of a number of shots taken for Thomas Clipper!

It's become such a part of my daily life and creative mind that I am now working on a new line of products inspired by the wonderful stuff. Keep an eye out for details on that over the coming months...

C