Colombian coffee anyone? :)
Hello Dear Stamper Friends:
Here I am with this shaker coffee card, made with Memory Box dies and featuring one of the most popular produces from Colombia around the world...Coffee!!!
Card featured at the Spanish blog for Memory Box: "A crear se dijo!"
I used some dies from the "open studio" collection from Memory Box to make the shaker box...
where I placed some small coffee beans!!! and I used the rectangle stitches die (dot cream paper)
The line of dies "Open Studio" from MB have the characteristic to come in bright matching package to differentiated from the main collection, there are several dies in one package and all the dies from that color family are to mix and match for "suggested" theme card creations...
The lid of the mug is removable, and the coffee bean has glossy accents (you can not see it on the photo). The "Kraft" section was scored and the accent over the letter "e" is the left over from the center of the "E" itself!
I added a small note on the inside of the cup...is that for me or the coffee? :)
This card has a special meaning to me... it represents not only my native country, my heritage but as well part of the history of my family...
with the passing of my grandfather, I guess I am more nostalgic ... it brings back so many memories from my childhood!!!
Colombia exports its coffee on these jute/burlap bags with the Colombian flag on the front
and the coffee cups are not exactly as the "mug" on the cad, but it is a mix between American and Colombian cultures, right?
The common coffee cups in Colombia are in white porcelain and they are very small.
The very traditional ones come with the Colombian flag
We, Colombians, drink per day at least 8 cups a day...because the coffee is very mild and it is in the DNA of people to be drinking this much...
Over there you never hear the words "caffeine" addiction, "withdrawal", "anxiety" or "insomnia" problems...???
Go figure out!!!
The plant of coffee has these cute and small white flowers.
The coffee beans are first green, then red when ready to be pick up from the plant...and then dried with the sun, hence the color light brown of the beans...and later roasted for the darker colors..
Colombia is well know for its coffee ...but do you know ...
that almost ALL the flowers sold on Valentines' Day here in the USA come from Colombia?
(Colombia is the 2nd largest fresh cut flower exporter in the world)
that it is the #1 producer of emeralds?
that it has an ENTIRE museum displaying ONLY Gold artifacts from the pre-hispanic era? "Museo del Oro"
that it has an underground Cathedral made ONLY in Salt (It is inside the mine and the whole cathedral is carved from the salt)
that its name comes from Christopher Columbus?
that it is consider the most Bio diverse country in the world? etc etc....
that Colombians drink coffee at least 8 cups of coffee per day!!!! oh yes I already said that :)...
Hope you like this post
and next time that you will be sampling some coffees
remember that Colombian coffee
is known mostly
for its "aroma","balance" and"delicate" taste!
Never strong or bitter!
Thanks for the visit!
have a great week-end!