A Coffee Bean 1 ƒ/16.0, 1/200 s, 100 ISO

So delicious. This one happens to be a decaf French roast coffee bean.

I have a couple more of these coming up, so I hope you enjoy the series.


  1. The coffee seed has turned back into a bean? When did this happen?

  2. I guess I say tomato and I say tomahto. :)

  3. If you’ve ever seen a decaf coffee bean before it is roasted, it’s ugly as hell compared to the beautiful blue-green of properly milled arabica that has not been tortured by decaffeination. Add to “ugly” decaf the exceedingly dark roast and you have a beautiful photograph of an abused bean. I think you might find a lighter roast yields new if not more objectively interesting detail.

  5. This is one amazing photograph. Who knew a coffee bean could look so delicious. Love the colors. Brown and teal go great together.

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  7. @Mike: That’s a great point. I actually haven’t seen a green decaf coffee bean before. That might make an interesting photograph… When I was taking this picture I only had two kinds of coffee beans available–both french roast, one decaf. So, between the two I actually chose the decaf one (even though it is more abused) because it was less shiny, which dramatically reduced distracting reflections. Maybe when I’m out and about I’ll pick up some other beans and see what they look like.

    @Jorge: Thanks man!

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  9. That is one nice close up of the bean

  10. Great work, i love the sharpness and the background color.