It's no secret that good coffee can give you superpowers; which is why we made our own, and we'll use it for good (in more ways than one).
Everyone knows coffee is the lifeblood of CG Cookie. One of the first CG Cookie logos ever were printed on a sturdy, thick-walled coffee mug to get Wes through his early-morning drowsiness at the studio. This ☕ is probably the most used emoji one in our teams' Slack chats, and we get genuinely excited about new roasts hitting our local shops.
Coffee is something that connects us all, which is why it was just a matter of time until we did it: our own bag of coffee! You are among the first ones to learn about it as we get ready to unveil our *drumroll* Midnight Realm roast.
Tim von Rueden creates the epic coffee bag
While working away on the coffee bag art, Tim couldn't suppress the teacher within and shared his full process in a tutorial on Freelancing and Adapting, to illustrate his need to think out of the box on this project.
Bright and earthy beans
The coffee directly supports a New Covenant Foundation (NCF), a missions organization actively involved in transforming communities Ethiopia through health, education, and business training with the goal to make people self sufficient. On the coffee front, NCF teaches improved organic and sustainable agricultural methods and helps finance improved equipment in order to grow local communities.
Support a charity of your choice
Doing something "just because it's cool" is not our CG Cookie style and we knew we wanted to go the extra mile with this passion project. $5 from each Midnight Realm sold will go to one of the two causes based on your choice.
The first one is the local Kaneland Arts Initiative, a Kaneland School District arts festival committed to introducing established artists to students and families to strengthen their understanding and appreciation of fine arts.
The other option is to support the International Child Art Foundation which provides art programs in schools around the world to inspire creativity and empathy in young learners.
So...where can you get your bag of Midnight Realm?
With the first round of freshly roasted Midnight Realm already unveiled at CG Cookie's Open House event on September 28th, the coffee will officially be available soon...stay tuned for an announcement on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
P.S. Still not enough coffee? Have a go at compositing a coffee scene in Blender.