Snapshooter Profile August

Check out our latest featured photographer! Marco Martinez’s snapshot won the August “Swinger” coffee label, and we love his perspective on the long relationship of coffee+art.

Name: Marco A. Martínez
Home Town: White Bear Lake, MN

What’s your story? Are you a pro-photographer, or a weekend snapshooter, or something in between? I’ve been into photography for a few years now. I started when my oldest son was born out of the need to document his life, from the banal to the extraordinary, recording every milestone and accomplishment. Along the way, I immersed myself more into photography, reading and experimenting with this new medium (I used to write quite often) of expression. It has been a very rewarding experience that has touched all aspects of my life. Photography has become a lifelong pursuit.

What’s your favorite thing to photograph?
I love taking portraits. There is much to learn about people in general when you take their portrait: you strive to make a connection with those you photograph, to learn something special and unique about them. I “specialize” in child photography because, well, my two children have been my main subjects. I also do macro photography on occasion.

Marco's Winning "Swinger" Label

What would you say to someone else about the Lizzy’s Fresh Label contest?
That it is a very unique way to bring two awesome things together: great coffee and photography. I’m reminded how many coffee shops support artists and their art work. One can walk into almost any coffee shop and appreciate the work of local artists: paintings, photographs, and other crafts. And what about Open Mic! So, the Fresh Label contest, in essence, continues this long relationship between artisan coffee and the arts. In both places you find the same thing: passion.

Oh yes, what’s your favorite way to drink your coffee?
Dark. And bitter.

Where can our readers see more of your photography? My Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/marco_a_m/ or my JPG Profile http://jpgmag.com/people/MarcoA.

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Do you have the perfect shot for one of the Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee labels? Submit it for a chance to win the cover of one of our coffees a free month of coffee! Go to http://www.lizzysfreshcoffee.com/molaphco.html to submit online now.

Snapshooter Profile May

Check out our latest featured photographer! Joy Elizabeth Effie’s snapshot won the May “B*Day” coffee label, and she admits to a photography obsession.

Name: Joy Elizabeth Effie
Home Town: La Mesa, California

What’s your story? Are you a pro-photographer, or a weekend snapshooter, or something in between? Definitely, “something in between”. I’ve always loved photography & taken many photos, but it wasn’t until the world of digital that my interest became an obsession.

What’s your favorite thing to photograph?
Besides my children, which are my greatest inspiration, I would say portraits or candids where I like to capture emotion or a sparkle in others!

Joy Elizabeth's winning "B*Day" snapshot

What would you say to someone else about the Lizzy’s Fresh Label contest?
It’s an honor to be chosen for the label, but once I tasted Lizzy’s coffee, I really felt like a winner for how great it tastes! Plus, my daughter turned 7 this May which was the same month that her 1 year old birthday cake photo was chosen so, the timing was awesome & bragging rights have been pretty cool, too!

Oh yes, what’s your favorite way to drink your coffee?
Besides brewed with cinnamon & a splash of cream, a simple pleasure I greatly appreciate is that first sip in the morning as I sit at the computer to read the news, catch up on Facebook & Flickr, then post-process my photos … a delightful combination! An additional treat I occasionally indulge in is that of an afternoon pick-me-up blended Frap. Mmm … delish!

Where can our readers see more of your photography? My Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyelizabeth

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Do you have the perfect shot for one of the Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee labels? Submit it for a chance to win the cover of one of our coffees a free month of coffee! Go to http://www.lizzysfreshcoffee.com/molaphco.html to submit online now.

Best of 2010 Snapshot Winners

Your votes are tallied, and here are your Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee 2010 Best of the Year label winners!

Ok, ok, we admit it, the kids and dogs are a big hit around here. Every month since we opened back in 2008, we’ve featured different snapshots on our 6 core coffees. I can honestly say that this is my absolute favorite part of every month…..the unveiling of the new labels.

Alessio Pascarella

I might admit that the coffee makes me pretty happy and all warm and fuzzy with yumminess when I drink it….. but…. the PICTURES?

Seriously embarrassing outbursts of giggles, and more pee-in-my-pants moments when I open up some of the submissions that come in month after month. And yes, I look at every single one.

Some of the pics are lucky enough to make it to the coffee labels, and (boo hoo) some are not. That doesn’t take away from the really cool stuff you share with us, though. I feel honored to enjoy and experience just a snippet of your lives….a little personal laugh… or just a moment of super-coolness. I love it, and love that you are part of our coffee experience. Or, well, I guess, our experience of life through coffee.

Thank you so much for being part of our family. We wish all of this year’s photographers, and all our customers and friends the best that 2011 has to offer.
Cheers, Liz

The Winners Are:
(above)Sunriser November
Photo: Alesso Pascarella
If you throw ball for me I promise I’ll be good ALL day.

Photo Megan Rogers

B*Day June
Photo Megan Rogers
Oh, you might think I’m not going to make a big fat mess. So foolish, mommy, so foolish.

Photo Susie Jones

Bad Dog November
Photo Susie Jones
Undercover dog park cops. You can’t hide from em anymore.

Photo Janie Hermann


Easy Tiger May
Photo Janie Hermann
Oh no…..!!! Here comes the GRAAAAASSSS!

Photo Kelly Mars

Swinger June
Photo: Kelly Mars
Those little dangling feet are too cute for words. Push me!

Photo Goerge Powell

Talent August
Photo: George Powell
Full. Canonball. Commitment. Nothing more to say.

To submit a snapshot to our monthly label contest, go to www.lizzysfreshcoffee.com, and click on the “Fresh Label Photo Contest”

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Best of Year Labels 2010



6 best pics-3 random voters win!*

12 months of cheeky, and YOU are are picking your favorites to win best of the year.

Who wins?
6 pictures, one for each coffee
3 voters, picked at random (must be registered on blogsite to win)

The prize?
Freshly roasted Lizzy\\\’s Fresh Coffee gift boxes featuring all 6 winning labels on 2 oz coffees, plus a Lizzy\\\’s gift tin.

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Featured August Snapshooter

Photographer Tara Reifenheiser always wows us with her snaps!


Photographer Name: Tara Reifenheiser
Home Town: Long Island, New York

Would you say you’re a snapshot taker, or a pro, or something in between? I am definitely not a pro, but I do take pictures everyday. I consider my love for photography a healthy obsession and a large part of my life. I either have something in mind I want to shoot, or I will just randomly snap the shutter. I do not leave the house without my camera. It trumps my purse and cell phone.

This month's winning snap from Tara...


What kinds of pictures do you enjoy taking? I consider myself an ecclectic photographer who enjoys shooting all people, all places, and all things. My passion is taking pictures that tell a story or convey a mood or emotion. I often pair my images with music lyrics or song titles on my website, since photography and music are the loves of my life.
Have you had a chance to share your fame, or your coffee with others? Absolutely! I share my fame with all friends and family who have enjoyed the coffee labels as well as Lizzy’s coffee. And I drink Lizzy’s coffee every morning. What’s interesting is that I was a tea drinker until I was introduced to Lizzy’s coffee. Lizzy’s coffee turned me into a coffee addict! My sister in law was laughing about how I didn’t know how to use our coffee maker last year, and now I am grinding our Lizzy’s coffee every morning.

And last but not least…what’s your favorite way to brew and drink your coffee? Vanilla creamer and cinnamon.

Anyone can submit a snapshot for a chance to have your pick featured and win a free month of coffee: Click Here

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Featured May Snapshooter

Photographer Name: Avarie Shevin
Home Town: Los Angeles

Would you say you’re a snapshot taker, or a pro, or something in between? Well I don’t refer to myself as a professional photographer, but as a landscape designer, music manager and major animal lover, taking amazing pictures (along with all the cool cropping & editing that goes with it) is an important part of everything I do both professionally, and of course personally. I can’t make a move without my camera. I only wish I had a nicer one – but I seem to make due with my super old Canon PowerShot. So taking professional “looking” photos is a key part of what I do, but I’m not a professional photographer. Wait, maybe I am? Ok, if I get a nice camera then I’ll say I am, but for now the photos only “look” professional! I guess…….

Avarie's Swinging 'Pearl' is this month's cover girl.


What kinds of pictures do you enjoy taking? Capturing priceless moments and expressions of animals is my favorite thing to do. Somedays I can barely get from my bedroom to the kitchen without running for my camera. But not only MY animals – ANY animals! I also love taking photos of my landscaping — when I can capture in a photo for others to see what I do, it’s definitely a natural high for me (not to mention it helps me get work)! I only wish my animal pictures helped me pay the bills!

Have you had a chance to share your fame, or your coffee with others? Oh everyone I know is very much aware that Pearl is a 2-time Lizzy’s Coffee Cover Girl! We brag and show-off all the time and try to encourage our other animal friends to bug their mommy’s to submit photos too, and of course buy a few bags! Don’t tell Pearl, but I’ve ordered a few bags that had squirrel cover-models for a squirrel lover friend (and photographer) I know! And I also bought a bag that featured a DIFFERENT little white dog I know (ssh!).

And last but not least…what’s your favorite way to brew and drink your coffee? Lizzy’s coffee helps me get up and feed my 6 animals! The routine is: no matter how much crying and pestering I may get, the first order of business every morning is BREW THE COFFEE! While exactly 6 cups of
coffee is brewing for me and my man, I fill the 4 cat bowls and hand deliver each one. Just as the last bowl is being served, the coffee is ready for me to pour so I can take a cup outside with me and the dogs! See, the dogs aren’t goin’ outside until the coffee is ready! Oh, and THEN, once the dogs are in with their treats, does my man get HIS cup delivered!

Anyone can submit a snapshot for a chance to have your pick featured and win a free month of coffee: Click Here

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March Snapshooter Profile

Check out this month’s featured photographer….
Photographer Name: Minta Thomson
Home Town: Pheonix, Arizona

Minta pic

Minta's Bad Dog featured this month

Minta's Bad Dog featured this monthWould you say you’re a snapshot taker, or a pro, or something in between?
trying to make a living at it =)

What kinds of pictures do you enjoy taking?
candids… secretspy type…unposed moments that may have gone unnoticed. I like to flip the perspective of things & make my viewers think about the story behind the foto.

Have you had a chance to share your fame, or your coffee with others?
I have! I gave coupons to my neighbors…shared on facebook, flickr, twitter & when talking to friends.

And last but not least…how do you take your coffee?
With a smooth kickstart.

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Snapshooter Profile December

Check out this month’s featured photographer, Michael Bryan….

Photographer Name: Michael Bryan
Home Town: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Michaels snowman....one of 3 winning snapshots voted by our customers

Michaels snowman....one of 3 winning snapshots voted by our customers


Would you say you’re a snapshot taker, or a pro, or something in between?
I would say I am somewhere between a serious amateur and a pro.

What kinds of pictures do you enjoy taking?
I really enjoy shooting macro’s, especially of flowers, but I am expanding my horizons a bit and starting to do more landscape shots. My photos can be seen on Flickr at mbryan777. In fact my Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee label is featured there.

Have you had a chance to share your fame, or your coffee with others?
I’ve been sending bags of Lizzy’s coffee to friends and family and they like it!

And last but not least…how do you take your coffee?
I like my coffee strong, so I grind it fine. Then I add a bit of hazelnut creamer.

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Snap-Shooter Profile, October

Check out this month’s featured photographer, Ricardo Carreon…

October Snap-Shooter Profile
Photographer Name: Ricardo Carreon
Home Town: Saltillo, Mexico

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Ricardo's winning picture...do the tube socks make you go higher?

Ricardo's winning picture...do the tube socks make you go higher?

Would you say you’re a snapshot taker, or a pro, or something in between?
Semi-pro. I have sold many pictures, but my main occupation is not photography.

What kinds of pictures do you enjoy taking?
People pictures, travel pictures and landscapes.

Have you had a chance to share your fame, or your coffee with others?
Yes, I showed the picture on the coffee bag to my parents (they are the grandparents of the kids in the photo) and they were simply delighted. I also left a bag with them to taste the coffee, I am pretty sure they will like it as the smell of the beans was outstanding!

And last but not least…how do you take your coffee?
Espresso. I like the rich flavor espresso in the morning and after lunch.

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