Coffee has always been my drug of choice. At home, I brew my daily cup from the ridiculously dark and rich Rebel Blend from Portland, Maine micro roaster Coffee By Design and then drink it in a Nerd Nation mug from Stanford U. In cafes, I still get excited as a little kid if the barista chooses to make me art to go. The care they take reminds me of a mother's love. When I put this cappuccino down on an outdoor cafe table in Encinitas, it struck me that life was imitating art. Or make that leaf.