Moment has collected five ways to make coffee shots look better. I like number 1 and 2 best.
1: Use a napkin to reflect light on shadows
“Coffee shops usually have nice, big windows which provide great natural light for taking photos of your drink. However, sometimes the light can be too harsh and create an unwanted shadow on one side of your cup. To help even out the light you can use a napkin or any other light colored surface to help bounce that window light back into your shot, creating a more pleasing image.”
2: Add human elements to create life
”When I shoot photos of coffee or food, I like to add some sort of human element in the image, whether it’s a hand, fashion accessory, or demonstration of movement. This makes the photo look more relatable and less staged.”
Follow the link below to see a lot of example photos that will convince you to try them for yourself.