M ike Phillips, our U. Barista Champ, finished among the top 3 baristas in his first World competition, held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Way to go, Mike! How did he get there? To see Mike competing in last year's World Championships, click here. See it by clicking here. Italian-born Gennaro Pelliccia is responsible for the taste of the million cups of Costa coffee sold in Britain each year. His policy with Lloyd's of London insures his tongue for 10 million pounds! Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Thanks to CM reader Linda for posting info about where to buy coffee plants and seeds. Click here to go to the coffee seed catalog page and scroll down. Click here to read more about Sunshine and her coffee art. I learned a lot about the myths of caffeine!
Click here to read about a Harvard study that shows coffee's link to preventing heart disease. Click here to read how a cup of coffee a day may offset Alzheimer's disease. Yes, like the Japanese with their tea traditions, the Ethiopians have a very special way of enjoying coffee. Click here to learn more! Women older than 65 who drank more than three cups of coffee a day — or the caffeine equivalent in tea — showed better memory retention than men, a French researcher reports. Ethiopia announces commercial culitvation of low-caffeine coffee plants!
Ric Gostwick's "dream" coffee from Decaffeinated Corpse is no longer fiction! To read about this amazing breakthrough, click here. This coffee was also featured in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery: To read Cleo's archived article on this coffee, click here and scroll down. An award-winning coffee grown on the exotic island of Papua New Guinea north of Australia.
Cleo's July - August '08 pick was Solar Roast Coffee of Pueblo, Colorado, the only company in the world that roasts its coffee using solar energy! Joe, The Art of Coffee. To read Cleo's archived article about the Joe cafe, click here. T his smooth, delicious coffee is the House Blend served at Bouchon Bakeries, which are owned and run by award-winning chef Thomas Keller.
This coffee was featured in Cleo Coyle's 7th Coffeehouse Mystery: It is blended and roasted by Equator Estate Coffee and Teas, a women-owned company based in northern California. Click here to visit the company and try their coffees for yourself. One of the rarest coffees on the planet, Kopi Luwak is also one of the most expensive. Kopi Luwak was also a featured coffee in Cleo's 7th and most recently released Coffeehouse Mystery: To read Cleo's brief archived article on Kopi Luwak and learn how it got its hilarious nickname: T his outstanding single-origin bean is treated with love by the coffee team at Rooster Brother , a store for cooks housed in a historic Victorian building in Ellsworth, Maine.
Master Roaster Gene pictured does a masterful job of bringing out the very best in this smooth, bright, delightful coffee with the kind of hints of citrus and berry usually found in high-quality African beans. C reating blends is a culinary art, and I'm happy to report that the roasters for Bishops Blend have done a masterful job at creating theirs.
The coffee is perfectly balanced; and as it cools, the notes include a slight vanilla flavor and a touch of cinnamon. Even better, when you purchase a bag, a percentage of the money goes toward ERD, a charity that provides disaster relief around the world as well as enabling people in the poorest communities on our planet to climb out of poverty.
To learn about this beloved German coffee brand, including tips on where to purchase it in America, read Cleo's feature article by clicking here. This is an archived article and make take a minute to load. An exotic Ethiopian coffee sold by the outstanding roaster Gimme! Coffee, which takes pride in getting it to you expertly and freshly roasted.
Visit the roaster by clicking here. This "chef's blend" was created especially for award-winning Chef Thomas Keller's world-renowned French Laundry restauant. Spring- Sum mer Cleo's Coffee Pick Cops Coffee. Click here to learn more. To learn more or buy, click here. Dancing Goats Blend To learn more or buy, click here.
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Start by marking “French Pressed (Coffeehouse Mystery, #6)” as Want to Read: Murder takes the plunge in the sixth book in the Coffeehouse mystery series. Once again Cleo Coyle has written a fun, entertaining, cozy mystery. #1 Paperback Bestseller, April -- Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Coyle again entertains, informs, and challenges the reader The clues are.
You'll also see links to learn more or purchase this delicious coffee. One Good Woman Coffee and Tea. Cleo's Latest Coffee Pick Cleo has proudly donated. Book Club Discussion Questions. Our Free Recipe Guide. Sign up for our Free Coffeehouse Newsletter so you don't miss our upcoming bonus recipes Let's keep in touch Bonus Recipes, Fun info, Giveaways for signed books, tote bags, premium coffee and more. Clare Cosi Goes to Washington! These festive, crunchy-sweet cookies are known by many names. Angel Wings is the most popular name, but I grew up calling them Italian I swear this 2-hour meatless sauce will fool anyone into thinking it was simmered for 6-hours with meat.
The rich depth of flavor is am In my big Italian family, these light lemony cookies with a sweet glaze often made their appearance during the holidays. How to Make Wet Walnuts: Here is wonderfully easy way to make an amazing caramel-like syrup without the usual butter, cream, or refined white sugar that goes Cleo Coyle, who likes to play with her food, is author of The Coffeehouse Mysteries T his "buttercream" frosting has Coffee-Marinated Steak by Cleo Coyle.
Ube Cake is a beautiful purple cake, popular in Filipino cuisine. It's made from a purple yam that's plentiful in the Asian tropics Packed with the nutrition and fiber of oatmeal, these muffins taste like a fresh-baked oatmeal cookie, redolent with the flavo If Matt Allegro were going to cook a feast for you, my husband and I are pretty sure these Italian fried shrimp would be on the menu, al..
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Lists with This Book. Nov 24, Petula Darling rated it did not like it Shelves: That's it, I can't take any more of this series. Somehow I made it through five books, but when it was still going on well into book number six, I, unlike Clare Cosi, decided I'd had enough. Not wanting to read on without some sort of assurance of improvement, I skimmed the descriptions of later books in the series, but when I continued to see Mat's name with no reference to funerals or shark attacks, I had to admit defeat Apr 13, Christina rated it it was ok.
My least favorite in the series so far. In this installment, you learn Claire's daughter, who is interning to be a chef, seduced and slept with an older married man who happens to also be her mentor and boss. This is not new, the affair is revealed in the last book.
But I had half hoped it would be revealed to be a misunderstanding. Joy, Claire's none too bright daughter, insists all this is her own business and tells everyone to butt out - until the affair inadvertently puts her Meh. Joy, Claire's none too bright daughter, insists all this is her own business and tells everyone to butt out - until the affair inadvertently puts her in the middle of a murder investigation.
Coyle doesn't shy away from allowing Joy to suffer some pretty stiff consequences. Claire is on a mission to solve the murder with the help of her new boyfriend Mike Quinn, the cop we all know and love from the previous books. Also Claire's ex husband makes his obligatory appearance to mess with Claire's head and keep the love triangle alive. To be fair, the triangle has existed from day one, page one. In a way, that makes it less annoying. The ending saved this book, giving hints the book will return to the format I prefer. I like it when its coffeehouse- focused.
This venture into the world of Chefs was ok, but I prefer the coffee world. View all 3 comments. Jul 12, Jamie rated it it was ok. More of an autocorrected rant than a review.
I had so many frustrations with this book. It was depressing and boring and I just was incredibly annoyed with all the characters. I liked the last two books so much that I hoped the series was picking up but this book proved me wrong! It was sad and upsetting to see Joy and Tucker in book?
Published on January 22, Published on June 10, Jan 12, Micky Cox rated it really liked it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Product details Mass Market Paperback:
The solution was so painfully obvious, which I don't necessarily mind but there was so much 'aha this will throw them off! There were a bunch of threads in this that just went nowhere and didn't tie together, and the lack of craftsmanship was frustrating. Also, Madame was barely in it!! There was also sooooo much judgement wrt joy sleeping w her boss who is much older and married and like while i agree that is not good, the boss was waaaay worse and I spent the whole book wanting to punch him.
Also, why is Clare so bad at talking to her own child?? Who she has been the primary caretaker for since always??? Like she seems to magically forget that Joy is stubborn before every convo and seems to have no idea how to get Joy to listen to what she says? Like obvi Joy is gonna make her own choices but it would have solved so many problems if Clare had just calmly said 'this is a bad idea and here is why I think that, but you are an adult and you have to make your own choices. She is also soooooo condescending about her ex's relationship when a of all it's none of her dang business and b people can be fulfilled by different types of relationships!!
To be fair, Mat needs to fuck off with the constantly hitting on her I don't like him rn either. And stop judging brianne??
Like her big flaw is what?? Gender is fake, you're just an asshole, Clare. I don't get why Clare is so often like 'oh I can trust mike bc he's a cop' when literally all the other police officers she encounters are both bad at their jobs and all around shitty people. Some of these issues obviously are reservations I have w the series as a whole, but they stood out really starkly while reading this book because the plot was terrible and it was just all around uninteresting.
Jan 25, Sarah rated it really liked it. I love how the author infuses knowledge of coffee in each of these books, educating readers while entertaining them with the story. While the ride was certainly fun, I wasn't impressed by the mystery itself and the unveiling of the murderer. I didn't feel too surprised when finding out the killer's identity. As I don't think the author is trying to be Cleo Coyle's coffee-house mysteries are hard to read WITHOUT drinking coffee on the side, which is part of the reason this series is so enjoyable.
As I don't think the author is trying to be deliberately humorous, I really like Clare's character and her demeanor. I was happy to see her relationships further developing with Mike the cop and her ex-husband Matt in interesting ways. With Joy being blamed for murder, I was slightly disappointed that her character had less speaking parts in the book, because she is really becoming quite fun! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series! Oct 11, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Clare does some of the boroughs, a fancy-schmancy restaurant and ventures into Bumma territory of Brighton Beach and borscht.
Plus some relationships get defined. Yes, I'll keep my eye out for book 7, Espresso Shot , though I don't think it'll make me drink more espresso. One of the books got me to take out my mocha pot, but this on Clare does some of the boroughs, a fancy-schmancy restaurant and ventures into Bumma territory of Brighton Beach and borscht. One of the books got me to take out my mocha pot, but this one didn't drag the French press off the shelf.
Oh, before I forget, javaczuk calls these books the Sookie Stackhouse of coffee. Dec 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing. I really love this series. I'm going to get a cup of coffee now. Nov 08, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: This was the Magic Mike episode in the series! Apr 06, Lynda rated it did not like it. I will not be continuing with this series. Nov 09, Jonathan rated it liked it Shelves: I've been an avid fan of "Cleo Coyle's" Coffeehouse mystery series since I first read On What Grounds , but I found the sixth installment in the series to be a bit flat, with too little mystery and too much romance.
The base plot and murders itself would probably be really great on its own, but I felt that the authors focused too much on Clare's relationship with Mike than on the actual mystery. The mystery didn't really start until a ways into the book and after Clare's daughter got arrested for I've been an avid fan of "Cleo Coyle's" Coffeehouse mystery series since I first read On What Grounds , but I found the sixth installment in the series to be a bit flat, with too little mystery and too much romance. The mystery didn't really start until a ways into the book and after Clare's daughter got arrested for murder, Clare seemed more interested in her relationship than on her daughter's doom.
Though, she did worry about it, I didn't feel that the feelings were accurately portrayed on the pages.
I felt that this book deviated from the "cozy mystery" feel by focusing more on the relationship than on the mystery. This book wasn't all bad, though. I enjoyed seeing Matt feel doubt in Breanne and I thought Joy was a more friendly character in this book. I also felt that the setting was well described. Overall this book was an okay book for me, it lacked the wow factor and I probably wouldn't read it again. However, I immensely enjoyed the prior installments in the series, so I will continue reading this series.
Jan 25, Ronna rated it it was amazing. The sixth Village Coffeehouse mystery has Clare delving into the world of high class restaurants in Manhatten. She's been engrossed in running the Village Blend Coffeehouse but, Joy, her "20 something" daughter's relationship with an executive chef thirty years her senior, sends Clare out to check on this relationship. Clare's able to use her marketing skills of paring particular excellent coffees with exquisite deserts to talk with the chef.
But soon there after one of his line cooks is found d The sixth Village Coffeehouse mystery has Clare delving into the world of high class restaurants in Manhatten. But soon there after one of his line cooks is found deadthen the executive chef himself is murdered. When Joy becomes the chief suspect, Clare goes on the search for the real killer. Clare's relationship with her sexy detective friend is also warming up. He knows about Clare's skill in finding previous murderers, so he has her volunteer herself as bait for the killers.
Perhaps this is the only way to save her daughter, so Clare is up for this trickery. This series is always top notch excitement mixed with lots of thrilling information about coffee, and in this book, inside information about the restaurant business. Romantic relationships cause a bit of confusion between the characters, but some of these pairings are heating up nicely. This series never fails to be enjoyable!
Jan 24, Kathy rated it liked it. The sixth in her coffee house series. I like the series, in so far as the mysteries and plots go. I can not stand Clare, the main character. She is a bossy, pushy, "in your face" type of person. She is a real busy body, especially when it comes to her grown daughters life and love life. In this book, we see her conniving a way to get her coffee blends sold in the restaurant where her daughter is doing her internship, so she can make sure that one of the head cooks isn't picking on her.
When Joy The sixth in her coffee house series. When Joy gets arrested for not only the murder of her boss and lover, but also one of her fellow cooks, Clare does put it all on the line to prove she is innocent. Also in this book, Clare and Mike finally get it together, but personally, I am cheering for Matt. Sep 23, Nidofito rated it liked it Shelves: After reading some not-so-good reviews, I was a little scared going into this book.
But one-third into the book, I was totally immersed with its interesting storyline and pleasant writing.
The murder was fun to read, the characters very familiar as we are into the seventh book of the series. I love how Coyle is willing to bring disappointment and failures in her characters' life. It's not always picture perfect for them. I will say though that on the investigative side of things, I don't general After reading some not-so-good reviews, I was a little scared going into this book. I will say though that on the investigative side of things, I don't generally like Clare's method of investigation.
It's sorta the opposite of how the forces work, no? But maybe that's why she get the answers every single time. Jan 06, Katherine Decker added it. Once again Cleo Coyle has written a fun, entertaining, cozy mystery. The Coffeehouse series is one of my favorites. Clare, Mike, Matt, Joy, and Madame are as great as ever. Another page turner that was hard to put down- I highly recommend this series to all cozy fans and anyone looking to try them out. Aug 09, KayLynn Zollinger rated it liked it Shelves: This installment was so much more of a "foodie" book than previous novels. I'm ok with that.
The descriptions of food were so vivid and mouthwatering it made me crave it. And I really just like Claire. A very relatable heroine.