What are your customs in drinking coffee? Why do you drink it? How does it make you feel and where are you when you take a sip? Inspired by having coffee at home with my mom, this piece highlights how coffee can pause time and nurture relationships. Although it is such a simple moment, coffee can mean focus, serenity, rush, timelessness... In our fast-paced society, the caffeine-filled drink can very clearly be seen as a source of energy, or a pick-me-up for a busy workday; but could there be more to the rich beverage, hidden under these day-to-day customs? Instead of emphasizing our already rushed lives, coffee can be a way to slow down and hone in on the more valuable aspects around us. It can serve as an outlet to connect with other people. How can graphic design reveal the possibilities of coffee as an enriching experience?