If you wanna have this dark tones, you have to use coffee-extract. I usually use those Coffee-Pads... know what i mean!? And nah.... i use the coffee afterwards. As the last step so to say. The deal is, that cheap ink make a lota trouble if you're puttin' coffee on it. You just have to colour it gentle then. But at the end, it doesn't matter with what you start. Speaking for myself, if i used coffee first, the paper started to change in structure somehow.... afterwards it was a pain in the ass to add ink to it then. But that's up to you. Just try it! Thanks a lot! For the faves as well!