Coffee Bean Man Optical Illusion

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Can you spot the hidden face in this “Coffee Bean Man Illusion“? Once you find the face in this coffee beans pile, every next time you look at this picture you will see it immediately!

face-in-beans coffee bean man optical illusion

389 Comments

  1. After you’ve found it, it kinda makes you wonder how you couldn’t have found it before, or why other people can’t find it… -,-;… Clue: Bottom left!

  2. Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, your right half of the brain is developed normally. If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger!!!

    And, yes, the man is really there.

  3. People, the head is the size of one coffee bean. Don’t try to create a face out of all the beans. Look at each individual bean until you find a real human head instead of a bean. Why nobody could give this hint is beyond me. It shows how many dumb people are out there.

  4. i saw it after looking at it bout 4 mins………..vurdalk plz dont make any coments on me…….is that man wearing a skin colored beanie?

  5. Where did you get this psycho in the coffe beans from? Is he wanted for murder?
    I reckon he is. If not then he will be soon. Just look at him. Creep!

  6. I found it after about a few milliseconds.

    (Hint:It’s a human face and is at the bottom of the image!!!)

    It’s quite fun solving such illusions(is it an illusion??anyway)!!!!
    We love this website :D

  7. HI PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE ON HOW AND EXACLY WHERE TO FIND IT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I was not able to see it until I click on the picture to get the larger image…then it just popped out.

  9. LOL, after I found the face, I always saw it at first sight. It still happened after I opened the picture again :D Great illusion!

  10. that scared the crap out of me when i had to zoom in, to see it

    nice one:p

    Hint: botton left, and it’s the size of one of the beans, and hes lookin’ up.

  11. thats wierd its down at the bottom of the picture thats still realy wierd (big forehead)and once you find it it’s hard not to look at it wierd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The only person with well developed is Einstein in this comments section. Nooo, not the scientist Einstein, you dumb aaaaaaaassssssssssss , im talking about the nick name of a commenter above in this thread. Phewwwwwwwww

  13. Ok. That was wierd. IT TOOK ME LIKE 6 FREAKIN MINUTES TO FIND THE STUPID THING!!! What the hells wrong with me?!

  14. um i saw it wen i enlarged it!!!i thought it was in da middle like u c it wen u squint or sometin but its on da bottom left…
    sssssooooooooo cccccccccccccccccccooooooooooollllllllll!!!

  15. WOW. that was so cool. I was looking for it and it was driving me srazy cause I couldnt find it. But then I enlarged it and seen it.

  16. I look at the picture about two minutes and saw nothing.
    After a while I look at it and in the moment I look I saw it.

  17. Gah, I took me about 2 seconds to find it once I realised I was supposed to be looking for a single face amongst the beans and not one made out of beans.

  18. Well, I found 7 faces and 1 body with legs :-D Not kidding, really. The one near the bootom is the largest one and the others are between the beans.

  19. I found two, the like head/ face thing and then a little face that looks like soem evil guy (in dead center of the picture)

  20. before i looked for it, i read the clues peeps left. after that i looked at two beans and found it. its one coffebean in the bottom left corner, right near the edge of the pic. easy!

  21. It surprized me when I found it! I was looking in the wrong place then i looked over a bout and inch and nearly jumped out of my chair!

  22. saw it in like 1 second.. its a head peeking through the coffee beans… its in the bottom left but its a bit farther right than the corner.

  23. tHAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Hey “Perfect Person” #35, if you just HAVE to brag, at least spell “brag” right!

    Love that illusion! it as the second one I saw when I first found this site. got in a bit less than a minute.

  25. Hmmmm, very peculiar. Is this really a matter of the brain or of the eyes? Personally I found the face almost instantly (within a glance 1-2 sec.) I cannot help but feel proud of myself, but at the same time very very interested. How is it that so many ppl did not find it as quickly. It was obviously right there. It wasnt even well hidden. It hardly blended in. Could it be levels of colorblindness, contrast, clarity, size of the picture, brightness, or the veiwers screen/monitor.
    Or am I to beleive I am just one smart cookie? I would feel even more stupid to do that.

  26. I saw it in less than a second.”Dan” and “angie” were right. IT IS SIMPLE!

    Is that for real or is it edited? Someone please answr me!

  27. For those of you still scratching your head, don’t feel bad. Are you seeing it at full size (499×343 pixels)? In my browser, it rendered at 400×275. I didn’t spot it after about two minutes at the reduced resolution, but when I opened it in its own window, fully-sized, THEN I spotted it.

    This also may be because I have a vivid memory of the ‘Waldo’ character, so I wasn’t looking for a human face…I was looking for Waldo’s face! Once I found the face, I felt a little misled: that’s not Waldo!

    Interesting that having the word ‘Waldo’ in the caption would’ve focused my mind on matching such a specific image.

  28. Laura. Last night I looked at this for about 20mins and could not find the face, today I look at it again and there he is. good one I like it.

  29. I really dont know how I didnt see that in the first place. I couldnt see it when I was trying. But I left it for a minute and came back and saw it the second I looked at it. Yay! This was a really good one

  30. I couldnt find the face until i checked out the ice skater illusion, then changed back. (cough, I was looking at the correct spot when i closed the ice skater window)

  31. huh?? HOW COME I DIDNT SEE IT BEFORE!! This took me quite long, about 30 secs. Im amazed how it differs in how much time a person needs to see the man 1 sec-5 mins

  32. “waldo” is a wierd guy! i still think that i am stupid after taking ten minuits to find the head on high resolution!

  33. HOLY CRAP!!!! it took me 4eva 2 find it! CREEPY! i had to read thru the comments to find it! IT IS MADE OF 1 BEAN!!!!!

  34. Good one, I first tried to look at the beans to form the face, and than around 10 sec later I just spotted that small face. Nice one.

  35. wow that’s cool… major hint: his face is made up of just one coffee bean, he’s looking up at you, below his mouth is covered up, and he’s mostly bald, oh yeah, he’s vaguely on the bottom left… umm i don’t think that completely ruined it… oh yeah awesome website, and this illusion is cool

  36. the face is actually a human face not a face made out of beans. now try the baked bean one, which i found even harder!!!

  37. am i weird if i said i saw a really creepy face in the exact middle of the pic? (almost dead center, looks like a corpse revealing HIS right eye with a busted up nose and an open mouth?) he looks like he’s buried a little under the beans.

  38. I found the face in the coffe illusion. Did anybody find the face besides me. Let me know by adding your comment.

  39. Uh… it doesn’t say my comment was published, so I’m going to send it again. Sorry if this is twice:

    Ok, I feel tricked! I guess I’ve been looking at too many of those 3D illusions where you have to de-focus your eyes to see the big pic. I thought it was going to be a big face made of lots of beans, not one face the size of one bean! What a creepy little man.

  40. Hahaha..I didnt see it, so started reading the comments =P
    After someone said Thats the head is the size of one bean, I looked and got a total fright when i found it xD like, jumped back from the screen lol
    Good work, very cool ! =]

  41. OMG that freaked me out!!! people it is in the bottom left corner but more towards the middle!!! and it isnt a coffee bean making a face its an actual human head popping out!!! LOL

  42. F.Y.I. “Einstein”, I actually *was* going to post that hint. So don’t be calling ME stupid! Why, I’d curse you in every language I know (which is a lot) with every curse word I know (also plenty).
    Too bad it’s the internet.
    But seriously, DON’T BE POSTING THINGS LIKE “shows how dumb you are” CUZ IF U DONT HAV ANYTHING NICE TO SAY, THEN DONT FRICKIN’ SAY IT!!!

    Now…as I was saying…

    THAT WAS A REALLY AWESOME ILLUSION! At first I was looking for the actual face with all the beans, but then I got bored of looking (which was really just a couple of seconds), and all of the sudden, I just found the face without even trying! Clever. Really, really clever! :)

  43. oh my god. i was trying to find a face in the entire picture, using all the coffee beans… after realizing the real challenge, i found the face in a matter of seconds… haha.

    well, i felt like a complete idiot for a while there.

  44. i couldnt find it, but i looked at other peoples hints and clicked on it to make it larger and i saw it! its so freaky! i dont know how i missed it…

  45. I’m normally great with illusions but up until now that was one of the few I couldn’t get my head around until i realised that it was the size of a bean and not a face in the beans.

  46. When I first looked at it, I thought it would be a face arranged by the beans, not just the man’s head lol.
    But when I looked at it as a whole, I saw a uneven heart :D

  47. wow !!! thats freeky i didnt even notice it at first i was looking all over the place it took me like 5 mins to try and find it!!! freeky hehe

  48. It took me about half a minute to find the head in the beans, but while I was looking for it, I found a shape that looked like a baboon, with the one extra-dark coffee bean making the snout.

  49. lol. so i’m looking at this dang thing, kinda blurring my vision expecting to see it as one of those “look at it as a while” kidna things, and then i got frustrated and simply scrutinized the beans and then saw that bald little guy lol. i was disgruntled to say the least

  50. Oh my god, I was looking at it scanning and I screamed so loud because I found the face! OMG… hahah it all happened so fast!!!!!

    cool

    -brooklin

  51. now thats just cool. i saw this illusion ages ago and just couldnt find it !

    *-*SPOILERS*-*
    he is down there next to that bean with the thinggy on it. Did that help? Nah didnt think so !

  52. pahaha it was frigging hilarious, i was first looking for a big face then i saw it in about 4 secs, my friend took like 10 mins when i showed her she sreamed and ran out the room lol!

  53. OMG that was so funny i was looking everywhere then i saw it i nearly jumped cause i looked at that one first and i didnt realize it!!! (also big time fan we have the widget)

  54. i found this illusion about 5 months ago and it took me about 15 mins to find it. but today i was just pressing the random illusion button and i saw this again and i just noticed, this was made on april fools day!!

  55. Start from the left, go a quarter of the way to the right, then almost at the very bottom, there is an actual face looking up at you, not a face made of coffee beans like i was looking for.

  56. THIS IS WHY YOU SEE FACES IN…BEANS. NOTHING SPOOKY ABOUT IT I PROMISE!!
    Pareidolia (pronounced /pɛɹaɪˈdoliə/ or /pæraɪˈdəʊliə/), first used in 1994 by Steven Goldstein, describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being mistakenly perceived as recognizable. Common examples include images of animals or faces in clouds, seeing the man in the moon, and hearing messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- – amiss, faulty, wrong – and eidolon – image, the diminutive of eidos – appearance, form.

  57. OHMIGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was staring at this photo for like the longest time and then I finally saw the face!!! Its not IN the coffee beans, it IS a coffee bean!!

  58. Yep, there it is. Creepy. IT’S WATCHING YOU. Yeah. Right there at the bottom. Right there. Scary if you ask me. I’d say scary. Oh, did you just ask me? Well I think it’s SCARY. :(

  59. Kinda gross, actually. You go to get some coffee one day and you here a tiny voice screaming. “Where is that coming from?” you ask yourself. Well, it’s that bald Coffee bean hobo dude. But you don’t know that, and you acidentaly drink his juice. Yuck.

  60. he’s creepy.
    i hate when people say ‘yeah i see it, but i also see.. blablabla’
    Do you really have to say you see something else to feel special?
    Bealive me. You’re great the way u are, even tought u don`t even see it.

  61. ok it in bottom left corner look round because nothing pop out on you promis itweird face why did they put this weird illusion up?its not really a face but trust me why does it have to be do small sheesh

  62. I always thought that the man was a pattern in the beans, no just one bean. But I looked at this one day, and then I saw it.

  63. That’s not an optical illusion, just a face fotoshopped into a pile of beans… It would be an optical illusion if there was a pattern in the beans that looked like a face, this is just lame

  64. Haha, found it like 5 seconds after I opened this.

    I started at the bottom.

    The face isn’t in the bean, it’s a bean itself.

  65. Im laying in bed on my laptop
    middle of the night,
    trying to find this face..
    and bam! it jumps out at me and scared the sh!t outta me

  66. as soon as i found him i thought he was gonna come out the computer & murder me !

    im dramatic :)

    but i got really creeped out .

  67. you know you dont have to make up stuff to seem more smart or imaginative its just stupid. like whoever saw a kitty face … im not impressed. dont really like the bald coffee bean man

  68. I disagree with Sarah a bit. Though not an impressive illution compared to others on this site, it is still one that will stump those who have never seen it before for a few seconds or minutes. He’s in the lower half of the picture somewhere ^_^

    • OMG I seriously looked at this for 5 minutes and couldn’t figure out wtf I was looking at! I scrolled up after looking at your comment and saw it immediately! Thanks! lol… ugh

    • wow, i looked at erins comment, i scrolled up, i saw it, and for i second i was FREAKED out. i was like O.O oh shit, that was creepy

    • Looks silly dont it.
      We did it at school and me and my mate Robyn found it within secound. The rest of the class took 15 minutes. By the end, Me and Robyn couldnt gte freaked by it anymore and showed everyone.

    • Anyway, What im trying to say is.
      Theres an ACTUAL human face in the lover left. You dont make a shape.

  69. owwwwwwwwww i see it. Look at the darkest bean, you’ll see a semi side profile face of a person. I thought a 3d illusion which is not. Face on a one bean.

  70. From dictionary.com:

    il·lu·sion
       /ɪˈluʒən/ [ih-loo-zhuhn] –noun
    4. Psychology . a perception, as of visual stimuli (optical illusion), that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality.

    This isn’t an illusion. It’s a “hidden picture,” like they used to put in Highlights Magazine.

  71. Now for the laugh of the day. The bald old man in the coffee beans is ME. I made this picture about ten years ago, when I was teaching Photoshop in College. I sent it to my friends as a joke saying I was worth a hill of beans. No medical study was involved.
    What a hoot to find out you have become an urban legend.

  72. whoa I was just about to give up because I thought u meant the coffee beans were making a face altogether but then I saw it and I think im gonna have nightmares!!

    • Cate, that’z exactly what I thoughtz at first! Girlfriend, I can’t believe they gotcha too huh! Hmm…
      Kiss kiss peace!
      *Crazay Kittay*

  73. Whoa! This image of faces iz kinda scariez! It gave me the hiddabagibeez! This was Awasum!
    Kiss kiss peace!
    *Crazay Kittay!*

    • Ha, this took me forever. I, like many others, was trying to make a face shape out of the beans.

      On a side note, Aiyanna, will you please learn how to use your keyboard correctly? That ridiculous nonsense that you’re trying to pass off as english is not cute, it makes you look like a fool.

  74. There really is a kitty face though. At the very top a LITTLE bit to the right u will c a kitty face. And though there is apparently a big face of a man at the bottom lol there’s one on the dark coffee bean too. The light reflects off of it

  75. Creepy! Very Creepy! took me a couple if minutes, though as soon as i stopped trying to look for a hidden design within the beans i found it pretty quick.

  76. its not true .i saw this pic for the first time a year ago & i saw the face immediatly.i saw it again today and it took me over a minute this time

  77. I nearly fainted when I saw the face… I thought it would be a shape in the coffee beans, but when I looked harder… Jeez, every time I look up a shiver goes down my spine XD

  78. i found it straigt away no problams (this is my first go and i found it slightly strang) oh and btw dont say oh, danni cant spell blah blah blah because i am 10 and i ave lurning dificoltys

  79. holy moly man! thats creepy oh, im over it. it pretty cool though, when u dont mean to look it just pops right up before ur eyes

  80. Omg… I see the kitty, the man, and the light reflecting off of the dark bean. The kitty and the reflection are very distinct. The kitty is fairly hard to make out, considering how squashed up it’s face looks. If you look into the top left corner, and slowly move your eyes to the right, you will see the hidden kitten. Half of the coffee bean is exposed, showing the kitty.

  81. hockeyplayah, don’t be so cruel to danni. Maybe he/she does actually have learning difficulties. I am ten too and I know what it’s like to be bullied. A lot of people will agree with me here that when you get bullied, it’s not nice. So leave Danni alone, okay?

    • Yes, I see the arm and hand. If you start at the top left corner, it’s about an inch down and a half inch to the right.

  82. OMG!!! was pretty easy, found it in a couple of seconds, and didn’t really freak me out, but i can totally see how it could be different for other people. found real face, and light reflecting of bean, but no kitty face can someone plz tell me where??!

    Merci et aurevoir!
    Bisous!!! xoxo
    Pascale

  83. simple i found it as soon as the picture came up.
    apparently scientists say that if u find the coffee bean man within 3 seconds your right side of your brain is more developed than a average person

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