Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, which is silly, but we’re just going to run with it. (Or, maybe it’s not so silly given the fact that we’d give up our first-born children for a cup of coffee most days… On second thought, this caffeinated miracle deserves its own parade.) As we’re expecting our social feeds to be inundated with perfectly executed coffee snaps and ‘grams first thing tomorrow morning, we thought we’d get ahead of this thing and put together some tips for holding your own in this most important of endeavors. To do so, we took cues from @alfredcoffee, as they’re undeniably crushing the coffee selfie game. Here, eight ways to win at #NationalCoffeeDay social sharing.
How To Take The Perfect Coffee Selfie
Make Sure You're Manicured
The coffee selfie is not only an opportunity for you to showcase your trendy coffee product—you may also seize the moment to demonstrate how well-groomed you are via the immaculately manicured hands clutching your cup.
Find A Textured Wall
Wallpaper works, as does any type of graffiti. In a pinch, even a colored wall will do.
Or, Showcase Your Shoes
If whatever's happening south of your ankles deserves a little attention, now is the time for the subtle soliciting of internet applause. Note: This may be a good option for distracting from a less-than-optimal manicure situation.
Foliage Always Wins
Plants are another great backdrop option when it comes to your coffee snaps.
Destination Coffee Works, Too
If you're somewhere cool but feel your feed might be getting a little braggy about it, try this background option for showing off your city du jour without actually mentioning it. #casual
Set The Stage
If you don't want to be featured in your coffee shot at all, that's cool, but you're going to have to put in a little bit of work if you hope to compete with those who do. A curated selection of coveted items that quietly argue on behalf of how cool you are is a must. Bonus points for plant inclusion here, as well.
Or, Borrow A Puppy
If you really want to win, you need to get serious. There is no way you are not getting the most likes you've ever gotten on a coffee selfie when it features a baby animal. Anything with sad eyes is particularly effective at eliciting emojis.
And, For The Win
With this move, you can call "checkmate." Just note that the baby must be dressed adorably, and preferably in some way that intimates that he or she is a tiny but sophisticated coffee drinker.