It is 2015, the age of third-wave coffee. Accordingly, our U.S Barista Champion is Charles Babinski and you know that means simplicity is in. Looking to add a little pizzazz to our minimalistic coffee rituals we borrowed from Diana Vreeland's outrageous column: Why Don't You? From 1936 to 1962, she gave us the most extravagant style advice on the pages of Harpers Bazaar. Here we seek to incite your inner glam and frequent the new Coffee and Tea Collective in Downtown San Diego.
Why don't you have all your cappuccinos made with the most perfect micro-foam like they do at Coffee and Tea Collective? If you like them dry, just go home!
Why don't you use single origin espresso as nail polish? The Kenya AA has the loveliest shade of orange that just pops!
Why don't you only tip your baristas with $100 bills?
Why don't you buy coffee bags for all your friends? They truly don't need sleep.
Why don't you have your espressos pulled using the shiniest La Marzocco's Linea? And made with the Bertos Blend, of course.
Why don't you use Coffee and Tea Collective's ceramic cups for everything?
Why don't you have all your coffee ground in the most beautiful matted white EK 43, like they do in Australia?
Why don't you drink your cold brew out of Coffee and Tea Collective canteens and the finest Baccarat crystal?
Why don't you visit the new Coffee and Tea Collective? Open from 7am to 5pm, 631 9th Avenue. San Diego 92101.
Collaboration between: Photos by Julie Rings/ Jose Lopez @ianak88/ Assistance and Editing by Laura Sanchez/ Concept and Direction by Pablo Lara. Model: Amanda Suter, lead singer of The Amandas, wearing pieces from her online vintage boutique Butch Wax Vintage @butchwaxvintage Location: The new storefront of Coffee and Tea Collective @candtcollective located on 631 9th Avenue, Downtown San Diego.