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Someone Made a Very, Very Tiny Cup of Coffee With a Single Bean

For a new ad, Finnish coffee company Paulig asked artist Lucas Zanotto to make them a cup of coffee using just one bean. Maybe they had an under-caffeinated hamster on their hands? Who knows, but the result is absolutely ideal for teeny-tiny hands:

The cute little cup was prepared in a somewhat painstaking manner: A nail file serves as a “grinder”; there’s no electric kettle, so water gets heated by tea light; and Zanotto has even fashioned a miniature cone filter. Purists trying to find fault might see signs of under-extraction, but we can see a future where the single-bean mini-shot has become a phenomenon, popping up at cafés (and on Instagram accounts) all over town.

Artist Uses Single Bean to Brew Very Tiny Cup of Coffee