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Coffee with a View – Photography Competition 2023 (June 13 - July 11) in SAP Community!

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Imagine this, you're enjoying your favourite cup of coffee on your vacation, admiring a beautiful landscape or you are just appreciating how your coffee mug perfectly matches your well-arranged home-office setup in the background. It's hard to resist the urge to capture such moments…. It is my pleasure to invite you to our new photography competition – Coffee with a View!

Our previous coastal photography competition uncovered lots of passionate photographers within our community. Revisiting the thread, I am delighted to see those breathtaking perspectives from around the globe that were shared. For some, capturing memorable moments through photography is also an important part of travelling. My colleague @mynynachau just started an interesting discussion about traveler’s mindset, check it out!

Speaking of coffee, it holds an irreplaceable part in my life. It's no wonder that the “Coffee Corner“ group initially caught my eye when I joined the SAP Community. For me, drinking coffee embodies a ritual that signifies connection, engaging conversations, and cherished moments of “me-time”. I was thrilled to stumble upon the discussion thread about our favourite coffee.

Why Coffee with a View?

If you scroll through social media, you'll notice that “Coffee with a View” has been a popular trend for a while now. Search for the hashtag #coffeewithaview in any platform and you'll see what I mean. The view can be anything: somewhere in the nature, a nice café you visited, in front of your office building or a conference room, or even your very own “coffee corner” in the kitchen. Let's share those coffee views and tell each other about the stories behind them.

P.S.: Tea-lovers, we also accept your “tea with a view” pictures, it’s the story of the view that is important to us!

I have some pictures in my camera roll that I'd love to share with you for a start.


Coffee with a View of cherry blossom and people – bye bye Covid-winter!

This picture was taken on a beautiful spring day in Heidelberg, Germany. I was enjoying a relaxing Sunday by the riverside of Neckar, surrounded by cherry blossoms and a clear, blue sky. I treated myself to a flat white and a slice of strawberry cake. I wanted to capture this moment because it reminded me of the joy of being outdoors after a long winter of COVID-19 restrictions. I felt the warm spring breeze and heard people chatting and laughing. I was grateful and I was truly in the moment.


Coffee with a View of Hamburg city canal – my first paid vacation as a student

The picture is taken on my vacation to Hamburg Germany when I visited the historic “Speicherstadt” district in Hamburg. It was my very first paid vacation and back then I was a working student at SAP. I tried the local coffee with the signature canal view of Hamburg city, which has a special urban feeling. The water was shimmering under the sun and reflecting the surrounded buildings. It was a unique view!

I am already very curious about your views and stories. Join me and share your pictures & stories with the community!

How to participate?

  • Sign into your SAP Community account (in case of no existing account in Groups, you will need to create an account on, click to watch the instruction video)
  • Share your coffee view and story as a reply below
  • Give Kudos to your favourite pictures under the thread
  • The photograph which received the most kudos during the competition entry period (June 13, 10 AM CEST – July 11, 12 PM CEST) wins the competition​
  • The winner will be announced in another discussion thread after the competition entry period
  • If you add multiple photographs with multiple replies, we will only count the one with more kudos for the competition
  • Please read through the terms and conditions for our competition in the reply below carefully

What’s in it for you participating in the competition?

Everyone who participates in the challenge by replying to this thread will get a Coffee Corner Connoisseur badge, it’s one of the badges we created for the Coffee Corner! 




The winner of our Coffee with a View Photography Competition 2023 will win three SAP-branded items:

  • An SAP-branded powerbank
  • An SAP-branded bottle opener
  • An SAP Community T-shirt

The winner will also have a chance to have a virtual coffee chat with @craigcmehil, member of SAP Community Engagement Management Team. It will be an amazing opportunity to gain first-hand insights to our Community and expand your network!

I can't wait to see your pictures and let's come together to fill this picture board with beautiful views!

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1. Challenge definition

 The Coffee with a View Photography Competition 2023 with SAP Community is an online competition taking place in SAP Community ( where the announcement of the competition is being published as a discussion thread in SAP Community Groups. Valid submissions need to be posted as a comment as described in this announcement where every interested individual SAP Community member can participate in submitting one (1) "Coffee with a view" photo. Participation in the competition is subject to these Official Rules. The winner of this competition will be receiving one SAP-branded Power Bank, one bottle opener and one SAP Community T-shirt. The winner of this competition will be receiving the opportunity for a virtual coffee chat with members of SAP Community Management Team.

The promoter of this challenge is the SAP Community team.

2. Prize draw entry period details

 Eligible individuals may participate in the Coffee with a View Photography Competition 2023 with SAP Community from June 13, 2023, at 10 AM to July 11, 2023, at 12:00 PM Central European Time.

3. Eligibility Criteria

Entrants must (i) be eighteen (18) years or older; and (ii) be a registered and active member of the SAP Community ( The Competition is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and is void where prohibited. Participants in the contest agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the SAP Community team. Employees of SAP Community Team and its family members (parent, children, siblings, regardless of where they reside) and any person in any way affiliated with or related to government entities, government officials or any other person or entity in the public sector are ineligible.

Your photograph must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (b) depict any risky or offensive behaviour or contain images that are obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with Twitter’s editorial standards; (c) prominently feature any trademarks or logos; or (d) have been entered in any other contest or have been published or distributed in any other media. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any photograph for any reason. By submitting a photograph, you represent and warrant that: (a) the photograph is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the photograph; and (c) the photograph and any comments you provide with the photograph  comply with all requirements of these Official Rules.

4. Competition Rules – submission requirements

Photos submitted must:

  • be uploaded during the contest entry period (see above)
  • be only submitted once (only one entry per person is allowed). If multiple submissions with multiple replies to this discussion thread occur, the one with more upvotes (kudos) will be considered for the competition.

5. Selection and Notification of Winner

One can win this contest by receiving the most kudos on its submission during the contest entry period. The winner will be featured and mentioned in one reply to this discussion thread or additionally, in one future discussion thread. The winner will also be notified via SAP Community Groups Direct Message.

6. Prize and Corresponding Approximate Retail value (ARV)

One (1) SAP-branded Powerbank, one bottle opener and one SAP Community T-shirt with the value of 40 euro. Prize is not redeemable for cash. No substitution allowed except that promoter may, at its sole discretion, substitute a prize with another of equal or greater value. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.

7. Governing Law and Limits on Recovery

This Competition shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of Germany without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any claims, judgments and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs associated with entering this Competition. Participant hereby waives any rights or claims to legal fees, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages of participant, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise.

 8. Personal information and privacy

 By participating in the competition, participant(s) consent(s) to the collection, use and disclosure of participant’s personal information. For the name of the winner, an announcement will be published in the SAP Community Group ‘Coffee Corner’.

By participating in the competition, participant(s) consent(s) to the use of the submitted picture(s) for the community photo collage, which will be published in the competition discussion thread during the competition period.

 9. Condition to acceptance

This offer is extended to you under the condition that your acceptance does not violate any applicable laws or policies within your organization. If you are unsure that your acceptance will violate any such laws or policies, we strongly advise you to seek advice from your ethics or compliance officials. For organizations that are unable to accept all or a portion of this complimentary offer and would like to pay for their own expenses, upon request, SAP will provide a reasonable market value and invoice or another suitable payment process.


Thought I would join in with #coffeewithaview with my espresso overlooking the city of Prague 🇨🇿 with the magnificent castle in the distance


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Wow, the view of Prague is absolutly stunning with the castle in the distance... Thanks for sharing @paulprestonhris 😍


Oh my goodness, just had a flashback to my one and only ever visit to your beautiful city - the castle and the river! Thank you for sharing!! 😀

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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Breathtaking picture and amazing talent! Mount Fuji is on my travel bucket list....

Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

@lori_lori  Little tip: post your picture as a reply to the main discussion thread instead of a reply to my reply. Let more community members see your picture!




So so impressive!

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Anyone who says sunshine bring happiness should not forget so does a cup of hot coffee standing in the apartment balcony on a rainy day. #Coffeewithaview 


-Cheers, Pankaj Singh.




Morning coffee with the best view, my co-worker my cat Zetro 😀IMG_20230707_110519.jpg

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Your cat seems to like the smell of the coffee😍

And it's the best thing to have a beautiful tree outside your window right?🌳

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Love the cat!

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 Morning coffee in southern France (one of my favourite sunrise coffee-spots)

This picture is from my summer holiday last year, visiting my godmother in France. I usually never get up for sunrise, so this one of the few places in the world where I love to get up early and enjoy my coffee (and a madleine) while the world slowly wakes up.

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What an amazing view @anne-petteroe, I would love to be there now. Thanks for sharing! l have never been to the southern France, maybe I will make it this summer.😏

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Barcelona office - nothing can beat a view of the sea 😎

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Product and Topic Expert

What a nice office view! How do you like the coffee there?😊

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Oh, I absolutely agree with you @fabiow! The view of the sea is always so calming and liberating! 😍


Hello All,

We are preparing a Coffee in house with all needed proportional ingredients but actually for me it not giving taste of what we will be having in roadside Coffee shop. (Not more then 10 rupees in India).

Heat of coffee will become of normal before we are having bubbles. Can someone explain why tastes of bubbles and coffee will be varied always? 

May be experience makes perfect than the theory.

I can be able to count number of bubbles (~93) in coffee 🍗 (Can anyone try?)

Coffee with bubbles_PrasathCoffee with bubbles_Prasath



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Product and Topic Expert

@Prasath interesting observation. I would say the important factors to influence the tast of coffee would be the kind of coffee beans and the brewing method (French press, filter, espresso machines etc.). Counting the bubbles sounds like a fun experiment. So how do you usually heat up your coffee?😊


Since, we get it from roadside there no need of heat up. If we want to do it from home, then it typically needs few Equipment and functional location and followed by routing as well.

Equipment: Fire Lighter.

Functional location: Kitchen

Routing: Ignition and Heating 

Plant Maintenace and Production planning to be integrated (rework process to be carried out)

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My morning coffee facing the Kaiser mountains

I recently moved into the southern Bavarian area and really enjoy having a view on the "Zahmer" and "Wilder Kaiser" in the morning while sipping my coffee. (And yes, that's cinnamon on top of the milk foam - love it). 

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What a nice nature view to start the day, the weather looks so ideal too. I will try cinamon on top of my capuccino instead of chocolate tomorrow morning!😍


Uuhhh, absolutely LOVE where you live now 😍

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that's so peaceful!! so great view!! I live in city but there are lots of noise.

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So all the great coffee is nice and all and the views are great but there are other "views" that go with coffee.

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The concept was new to me and I am huge fan of a great Latte Macchiato but I've not managed a good shot yet with a beautiful view like @lenastodal just published or the one from @anne-petteroe so maybe I'll post again 🙂

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Maybe your focus shifted from the cake to the view after you took the picture😁 Looking forward to seeing more pictures from you! @craigcmehil 


The best coffee I had, was in SAP newport Beach, CA. 🙈😍😍


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Looks like you've discovered your favorite café there! @Sandra_Solis. I also like to enjoy the behind-the-counter view of coffee-making when I visit new Cafés.

Developer Advocate
Developer Advocate

Taking a moment to reset with a cup of coffee in the backyard.

The cup: a vintage cup from iAnywhere, a Sybase company (acquired by SAP), from London.

Pralines: a nice discovery in Riga during my recent trip to SAP Inside Track in Latvia.


This post reminded me of my role as the Caffeinated Data Geek during SAP TechEd 2021



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I like your backyard view! I also like to colleat mugs from different places and events I visited. Thanks for sharing! @Vitaliy-R 


If you’re curious about the taste of those chocolate candies, trust me, they are absolutely delicious! You can try them for yourself by simply planning to attend SAP Inside Track Riga, Latvia 🇱🇻 next time.

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Thanks for sharing Vladimir. Looking forward to your photo too!😊

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Here I enjoyed a strong Americano in Lübeck, having a nice view on the ancient stores in the harbour.
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Product and Topic Expert

Your photo looks like a painting! I have been to Lübeck myself and loved it there. And I am admiring your photography skills.😍 @markteichmann 

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Already love this competition! 

Here is a view from this week in the office where I enjoyed a chat with a friend and a dessert:


will probably add another picture soon again 🙂 

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Lookibg forward to seeing more pictures from you! 🙂 

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Enjoying a coffee before the start of the CodeJam in Dallas, TX on Friday, June 17th. The SAP offices here in Dallas have an Excellent coffee machine. I highly recommend the Mocha if you ever find yourself in this SAP office. 


Today I arrived in Sydney for a CodeJam tomorrow. I took a nice cup of Salted Carmel Macchiato for a tour of the harbour.