Coffee Grounds Project is an artistic project, a blog, a virtual cafè,
a place where you can tell your story and connect to others.
Going for a coffee with friends:
a simple but meaningful gesture.
Over a cup of coffee, in the intimacy of our table, we talked about ourselves, we listened, we laughed, maybe we even got angry while we were thinking about some injustice we had suffered. Inspired by all those ‘abandoned’ or ‘pending’ stories silently waiting somewhere in the back of your mind, we want to hear them and give them colour, shape, and voice.
Whether they are stories of struggles, goals, dreams, they will come to life through the expressive means of two artistic languages at the service of the community.
Meet The Team
Co-founder, writer & copywriter
Silvia is an Italian writer, born, bred and buttered in Rome and currently based in London. She has been keen on writing ever since she was knee-high to a grasshopper and started to compose poems at the age of ten.
Growing up in a matriarchal family, she developed an interest in the controversial female universe, which has inspired her book of short stories 'The spoons tales'.
Still in progress, the latter tells about women, investigating different topics: from sexuality to their relationship with their bodies; from love to death. Passionate about both literature and cinema, she wrote the script of the video-poetry short movie 'The Molluscs Revenge', directed and produced by the video production company @studio_capta, in 2020.
She identifies in video-art and video-poetry the perfect content container where to bring together different languages, perceived as an analysis-interpretative instrument that reifies the different artistic sensibilities, transforming them into poetic images.
She also collaborated with the national online newspaper @larepubblica and the magazine @sentieriselvaggi writing several articles and film reviews from 2012 until 2016.
In 2020, her short story 'An Italian werewolf in London' was one of the winners of the writing contest @IRSE RaccontaEstero.
Simona De Leo
Co-founder, illustrator & designer