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November 3, 2019

New to Coffee

Hello!

I sure hope you can help me! After reading your Coffeehouse books, I would love to try drinking (good) coffee. I've tried before, but the only way I could stand coffee was to put so much stuff in it that it wouldn't even taste like coffee. After reading your books, you seem like a true expert. Is there some coffee you would suggest I try? I don't eat sugar or dairy, so would love to try it 'plain'. Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Cleo's reply -

Hello back! I'm so glad you are enjoying our Coffeehouse Mysteries. Coffeehouse culture is a specific culture that my husband and I researched well before we wrote our very first Coffeehouse Mystery ON WHAT GROUNDS.

     We continue to research the developments in the coffee business and celebrate the passionate people who work in it. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed that basic background aspect of the coffee trade. (And there are, of course, many more aspects to our Coffeehouse books, especially with a primary cast that includes three generations of women and a supporting cast of hard-working NYPD officers and detectives who frequent the Village Blend, no surprise since cops practically live on coffee.)

    As for your request, I cannot turn you into a happy coffee drinker simply by suggesting that you buy a certain coffee: e.g. Rwandan, Kona, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or Sulawesi (<< click the link), which are all excellent coffees if roasted and brewed properly. There are also many excellent blends that are hand-crafted by master roasters, like the Billionaire's Blend (<< click the link) from One Good Woman Fine Coffees and Teas.

     Many people around the world consider coffee to be an intangible but important aspect of their culture. But it's not for everyone. Some people like dark roasts while others despise them and prefer lighter roasts. You would need to experiment to find what you prefer. You would also need to properly (burr) grind the freshly roasted whole beans for the particular method of brewing that you choose, and you would need to have the proper equipment to brew it. All of this will cost you money and these techniques will take time to learn. We like what we like. Here's what I can suggest for you (and it's the reason people like Clare are in business)!

    Find a local coffeehouse that appears to be popular. Review their menu and try a few drinks from it. Most coffeehouses have alternatives to dairy (such as soy or almond or coconut milk) and I would suggest you try a plain latte using one of those alternatives. With lattes, the milk is steamed and the steaming brings out the sweetness, so you probably don't need sugar. However, if you consume sweet things often (fruits or honey), then you will probably need to have some kind of sweetener added in there to make the drink taste good to you. 

    People in the coffee trade (and millions of others who don't make it their profession) enjoy the smell, taste, and experience of this beverage, which is beloved worldwide. But it's not for everyone, so don't feel pressured to like it yourselfRemember, most people wouldn't drink cocoa (hot chocolate) without dairy and sweetener mixed into it. The coffee bean is not unlike the cocoa bean. You can think of it that way, if you like. You don't have to drink coffee black if you don't enjoy it that way.

     We have many happy readers who do not drink or even like coffee, but they tell us they absolutely love reading our Coffeehouse Mysteries all the same, and that's a good thing indeed. Don't forget that coffeehouses, Clare's included, also serve tea, cocoa, steamers, and other beverages. The coming together of the cast and the warm, cozy atmosphere of the setting is what's most important to these readers. And it makes us happy to know that our fictional world is a place they want to live. For a little while, anyway. 

May you drink (and read) with joy!

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