Who doesn't love coffee? I suppose people who prefer tea. Then there are those who swing both ways: coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.
When we lived in the big city, we were lucky in that most in the neighbourhood were people of Italian descent. Good coffee and the means to make it were readily at hand.
Pictured above is an espresso maker. One puts water in the screw tank at the bottom, adds ground coffee to the funnel and drops it into the water tank. Screw the whole thing together and put on medium heat for about five minutes. Remove at the moment the water is exhausted and the coffee has bubbled up into the top reservoir. Otherwise, everything burns.
Nothing automatic here. Old school.
The shots above were made with the large soft box on the left low (Rembrandt lighting) with the new Canon 5d markIII.