Coffee..The Whole World Enjoys It!

coffee optical illusion
Coffee Illusion

I have just stumbled upon these two peculiar, coffee-related photos lying on my hard disk. Before I begin, let me share this interesting fact – Did you know that the coffee was first discovered in Northern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia? A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats acting unusually frisky after eating berries from a bush. Curious about this phenomena, Kaldi tried eating the berries himself, only to find out that these berries gave him a renewed energy.

The news of this energy laden fruit quickly spread throughout the region. Monks hearing about this amazing fruit, dried the berries so that they could be transported to distant monasteries. They reconstituted these berries in water, ate the fruit, and drank the liquid to provide stimulation for a more awakened time for prayer. So there you have it! I personally believe the truth lyes somewhere in between this legend and recorded history. Can you easily see the illusion in the photo on your right? I’ve already gave you much more help than you need!

BTW, I’m doing some changes on this site, so Facebook commenting system will be out of function for now. I’ve also added few more screenshots of our mobile site (provided by our regular readers) .

  • linds

    How is this an illusion? It’s just bubbles/coffee beans photoshopped (or organized) to look like a map of the world. No illusion here.

    • Suor de Sapo

      Agree! When there’s no twist in my mind, I don’t count as an illusion. But there are other people maybe less familiarized with maps. It’s subjective…

  • Kelsey

    No New Zealand! ;(

  • Care Bear

    Maybe we should change the name of the song to “He’s Got the Whole World in His Cup.”

  • not really a illusion… but cool!

  • jenny b

    Ehhh it´s a photoshopped cup with the bubbles manually arranged to form a world map …….. where´s the illusion ??? Wish there was more unique stuff …….

  • any one can make that outta bubbles & beans!!

    • Glendalough

      To: Andrewpoky, late but here it is…….

      OK, poky, you have 5 mins. We start the countdown in 15 secs. Ready, set, go a—.
      Did you do it?? Of course not so stop griping or go somewhere else.

  • lKMKZl

    Dude! I love your blog! Period! :D

  • Koaieus

    Nice pictures, not really illusions though :) Except for when you really suck at Geography maybe ;)

  • cutsie

    omg i <3 it!-i was showing it to my 6 yr old relative- he thought it was histerical!

  • vurdlak

    let’s see if the comments work!

    • Care Bear

      Some people have no imagination or sense of haha. Keep up the good work.

  • nonya

    OMG awesome

  • Magpiez

    Am I missing something? Wheres the illusion it looks like a manipulated photo, without messing around with it cant get it big enough to check out if those are actually bubbles or something else but the concept of illuion is that something is not what it seems and so far that picture appears to be what it actually is…. therefore no illusion.

  • BFZX

    i am from asian, i’m sick for drinking coffee. it make me tired and painful whereas, i don;t know the reason

  • Halden

    Oh–the illusion is the world is at peace and stable in a cup of coffee as opposed to reality; where coffee causes labour abuse and child slavery in the producer countries and hypertension and heart disease in the consumer countries. So cool. Thanks!

  • Padma

    thats cute

  • Jesta

    Hmmm…. Surely you can do better than this? I suspect it becomes a bit difficult to find a new illusion every day but this just a little bit crap :)

    I should add that I’m a big fan of this site.

  • Ghost

    Oh my … the forgot Island !?.

  • The cup of coffee is an illusion but the coffee beans one is not.

    At first glance t just looks like a cup of coffee but then I saw it after a moment.

  • superlegion

    aww man!!!….for the 100th time no one even puts attention to the phillippines when making a map!

    • KMR

      Maby they did, but the bubble is too small…

  • Dolphin

    They aren’t both manipulated,because the coffee bean one could be just arranged in that way,and the bubbles in the coffee could have been almost that way,and manipulated a little,or it looks (Almost)perfect in the distance… Oh yeah,and there’s no Australia in the cup… Or is the fan-shaped blotch supposed to be Australia?

  • ZL123

    It’s okay, but not really what I call an ‘illusion’.

  • Mark P

    Personally, I hate coffee.

  • Eizabeth

    at first i just thought it was just a bunch of bubbles, but this could be an illusion because it could fool some one. it even fooled me for a few seconds…

  • Adam

    There is actualy an illusion, if you look closely enough you can see a 2 faces and part of the “female body”. Asia, Europe, and Africa make up one of the faces, and North america has another.

  • coffee maker

    i use the cup of coffee after hard work.

  • jenny b

    I FOUND IT I FOUND IT !!!!!!!!!

    No …. it´s not about the world map at all…….

    Like each and every illusions on this site … it is a …… a ……. a ……

    ….. Cupcake …. :D

    No – not the coffe cup ….. the hemp sack is ….. a cupcake ….. its unbelieveable …… the illusions was to so badly photoshop the beans onto the sack that they dont even match the lighting and alignment of the sack ….. which is in truth ….. a cupcake ……

    After all – the biggest achievement of this site is to create the illusion that they actually show illusions :D

  • demon_eye

    no england? >:(

  • soumit

    no australia??

  • afrika

    ethiopia is located in east africa u dumb ass american

  • Kekebel

    I don’t care if it isn’t an illusion… Hetalia FTW! Even if it isn’t what this was about. :P

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