This is what my copy of Gillian Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest looked like before coffee staining it this morning:
Here is what it looks like now:
As you can see, the staining gives the cover more of an aged look, but more importantly brings out the natural grain and beauty of the all cotton paper. I like that Gillian and David have left it to their fans to both complete and customize the artwork.
I did not have any Tanzanian Peaberry coffee handy, so I used a bit of extra Goya espresso that I brewed this morning. Since espresso is such a dark coffee, I added two parts water to one part coffee.
Did I mention the music yet? It's a fantastic album. I wish we didn't have to wait eight years for it, but it is beautiful.