I’m a coffee lover, that’s for sure. And even though Berlin is in any other way a great city we have a lack of really good locally roasted beans. There’s a lot of roasters in the area, but compared to the beans of e.g. Four Barrel, Ritual Coffee, Square Mile, Intelligentsia, and the like, they’re pretty boring. I like good beans, but I don’t like that I can’t get them here. So, I’m gonna have to do something about that. Just asking people to send me beans is not really fair, they should get something in return. Sure, I could give them money in return, but why not make it interesting? Why not swap coffee beans for photo prints?
So, without much further ado, I announce my personal International Photo Prints For Coffee Beans Swap. The idea is simple. You send me a bag of coffee beans from a local roaster, I send you a print of one of my photos. Your choice of course. Each bag you send warrants one print, so three bags make for three prints. The idea is not the more the better, I’m already more than thankful for just one bag of great beans, but if you want to send more than one bag, you should obviously get the appropriate reward.
How does it work? Go to your local roaster, buy a fresh pack of beans, send me an email with the photo you’d like as a print, and off we go. I don’t want to sound picky, but it’s also about supporting your local roaster, so please buy them there, and not in a supermarket. Beans in supermarkets usually are a lot older than the ones you can buy fresh. Any kind of origin is cool, but no weird mixes of beans and herbs please. The pure bean is what it’s all about.
The prints will be 18×18 cm for squares, and 15×20 cm for rectangular photos. That’s roughly 7×7 and 6×8 inches respectively, for you non-metrical peeps. They’ll be printed on Silk Fuji Crystal Archive paper. If you’re left wondering which ones to get, I put together a small photo set to get you going. Preferably, pick photos that don’t have people in them. If you really want one in particular, feel free to ask and I’ll see what I can do. Please send a bag only if you find a photo you’d like to have printed.
My postal address is as follows:
When you send me an email, let me know yours, so I can send off the prints.
How about that?