As part of our collaboration The Art of Coffee with The Gentlemen Baristas, our talented artist Blandine Bardeau developed a fun and playful ink made 100% from coffee ground!

Here is a very simple recipe to try at home with your loved ones during the festivities and fill your home with the smell of coffee:

  1. Make 300ml of coffee by either making a very strong espresso with a machine, or by using a cafetière: mix 80g coffee with 400g water.
  2. Wait 5mins so the coffee can settle at the bottom of the cafetière.
  3. Use the smallest saucepan you have, bring coffee to boil.
  4. Simmer for 10 min (you can simmer for longer if you would like a darker shade).

You should be able to make between 50-100ml of ink in this recipe.

We would love to see your creations – share a snap with us by tagging us on Instagram @bleur_art!

Happy holidays from everyone at Bleur!