Thursday, January 29, 2009

"I've only had 15 to 20 good espressos in my life.": The T-shirt


It all started with an article Mike White posted on Twitter. In this article, which is coverage from the WRBC, the article writer quotes one of the most loved baristas in coffee, Stephen Morrissey, as saying "I've only had 15 to 20 good espressos in my life."

Needless to say, this is a hilarious thing for a WBC Champion to say. Nothing wrong with it at all, i just found it really funny. I immediately posted this tweet, in which i jokingly plan to create a shirt with Stephen's face on it, and the funny quote.

It just so happened that it was a slow night at work, and i decided to play around with making a t-shirt design, just for fun. I "borrowed" a picture of Stephen from Tonx's Flickr (which i claimed was for a good cause, though he still encouraged me to use it for diabolical purposes) and created the above shirt design. Right as i was finishing it up, my co-worker and other half of "Team Coffee", Danielle, walked by and i explained the significance and that i was playing around, etc.

Well, seeing as Danielle's boyfriend runs a screen printing company, she said we should print a couple. And so we did. And there you have it.

Just so everyone's clear, we love Stephen and think he's super bad ass, but the stars just aligned in our favor. Wouldn't you have done the same thing?

13 comments:

James Hoffmann said...

In that photo he looks a bit like Bluto on Danielle's shirt!

Awesome tee!

jason and april dominy said...

Nice! Love it! Should make a limited edition run for sale!

ashelywilson said...

I like the idea that your shirt is pink and her's is in blue.

Mike White said...

Love it!!

coffeesteve said...

they'll match my new range of colognes out next spring, awesome!

chris said...

creepy as hell

tonx said...

righteous.

ben said...

my first thought was that this must mean one of the infamous shots came from you/yous.

Ben said...

That'd be nice, Ben, but i don't think i've ever made Stephen a drink before. (I have made James and Klaus drinks before though....)

A Boating Enthusiast said...

hilarious! how do i get me one of them shirts?

Tumblingwall said...

is there any way these can be bought?

Lisa Rosenberg said...

Perhaps he is just pickier than everyone else!

I doubt I've had 15-20 good espresso's tho, but I tend to go for capp.

Ava said...

These are great tees! I love T-Shirts. The first one on the list seems like it works only with a specific look but very creative anyway.I love all of them, I laughed quite a bit reading them.

awesome tees