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Trending in 2020: Coffee porn for the masses

Traditionally, the word ‘porn’ has been associated with taboo sexuality, but according to the Oxford dictionary, the word ‘porn’ can be used to describe love for inanimate things (presumably in a family-friendly way). PORN: Oxford dictionary definition #2: Television programs, magazine, books, etc., that are regarded as emphasizing the sensuous or sensational aspects of a nonsexual subject and stimulating a compulsive interest in their audience. We’ve heard about weather porn, food porn, even architecture porn or real estate porn, but coffee porn—not so much. Despite the fact that coffee in all its iterations is beautiful---from the bean to the brew---when you google ‘coffee porn’ it’s all about the intersection of obvious sexuality and coffee, with coffee relegated to a prop. That’s not what I’m talking about.  I was standing next to the coat room at the Montclair Art Museum last Friday evening, at the coffee vending machine, which is an elegant, highly functio