The ritual of making coffee
For me, making coffee is just right for taking a little break to relax and recharge my batteries. As I drive around quite a lot to pick up food and props, or to check our new locations, I really look forward to relaxing with a delicious cup of coffee. It’s not just about drinking the coffee: I love the ritual of preparing it and waking Laura up in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. Making everyday things more conscious and being able to completely focus on the here and now gives me almost as much energy as the coffee itself.
Coffee awakens childhood memories
Then there is the wonderful aroma of freshly ground coffee beans throughout the kitchen. For me this brings back memories of my parents, who used to make filter coffee and I remember feeling envious as a child because I wasn’t allowed to drink it 🙂
Sometimes there is a small piece of cake leftover from the previous day’s photo shooting, but usually I like drinking pure and simple black coffee while enjoying a little cuddle with our dogs. Or I make myself and Laura a coffee to take with us in an insulated cup (which is very pleasant especially in winter) and we go for a walk with the dogs in the neighbourhood or along the River Spree – Of course I prefer it when the sun is shining. It clears my head and when it’s particularly stressful, a little distance works wonders – the work goes well again and I feel much lighter and refreshed.