You might be able to find your answers here, so please read this before emailing me.
I get a crapload of emails from people asking me to review their coffee. I don't do many product reviews on this site. Creating fun, interesting charts and infographics about coffee is more my passion. When I want to review coffee beans or coffee related products, I will purchase them on my own and write about it if I feel inclined. Please do not send me free samples. I do not accept them.
I very rarely share posts created by others on my site. When I do it is because I feel the content fits well with site, my humor, and the look of my site. If you have an amazing fun infographic, then please share with me. Otherwise.... thank you for your understanding:)
If you are contacting me about my spelling and grammar mistakes:
I was born and raised in Japan. English is my second language and it's an extremely difficult language for native Japanese speakers to learn fluently, and I am no exception. So, don't be mean if I make stupid spelling or grammar mistakes, otherwise I'll write the site entirely in Japanese from now on! :)
If you are contacting me to say something is "INCORRECT."
I'm not a scientist, I'm not a research professor, I'm just a person who likes to learn about things and illustrate about what I learned. Your "this is incorrect" messages hurt my feeling a lot and it usually ruins my day. I try my best to research well, but of course not everything is 100% "correct" to everybody. If the information is really really wrong or super off, then I call it "incorrect," but if the information is slightly different from your "correct" information, just think there're always a few angles. BUT I will still appreciate it if you can kindly tell me when I put incorrect information, ok?
How I make these images
People often ask me what tools I use to create the images on my site. I use Adobe Illustrator to draw and design everything. If you are thinking about creating a blog like mine, but have no clue about how to design stuff, then you should try infographic generators which have their pre-designed templates and you can customize it. Once you get to used the design process, you can start creating your own images using an application such as Illustrator, Photoshop, or Sketchbook.
If you're interested in learning Adobe Illustrator, there's a wealth of online tutorials to get you started.
Using my images
Please credit and link my site (and please don't mess up my illustration) when featuring my images, then it's all yours!
Advertise on I Love Coffee
Are you interested having your ads on I Love Coffee? My website gets over half a million readers a month, so it's a great way to get your products or coffee shop exposed to an army of coffee lovers. Email me if you're interested, and I'll send you a price sheet along with the details.
Need an infographic or illustration?
I drink coffee for a living, but when I'm not drinking coffee, I might be available for illustration work. If you would like to commission me, just email me with all the details.
I can only write and design when I'm highly caffeinated. I'm giving you a digital hug if you donated for my coffee fund. Thank you so much!
Any other questions, kind words, and marriage proposals: Email me.