This was fairly early in my streetshooting "career", when I was still shy about pointing my camera at people. The focus of this shot is, of course, the man in the background, and not the cup itself. I thought it captured the essence of a coffeeshop well.
The grain was not added artificially. I simply isolated the red channel of the RGB, which is naturally noisy, rather than converting straight to grayscale.
So, Red Dawn, is this the "holy grain"?