If you love coffee, you will likely go through at least a few cups daily. If you are an even bigger fan of coffee, you might be interested in getting to know a bit more about it in terms of where it first originated, and some of the first brands on the market. If you are a monster fan of coffee, and coffee seems to be the only thing you think about daily, then the chances are you will spend some of your time reading books about it. If you are interested in getting to know more about coffee and you love reading about it,Read More →

Brewing Turkish coffee is one of my fondest memories, and reminds me of little gatherings at our house. I started drinking coffee very late in life, I was about 25, but I learned to brew it when I was a teenager. I would prepare a cup for my parents from time to time, or even for our guests, my dad was saying that I brewed the best coffee. I mostly drink now espresso; however, I enjoy a nice cup of Turkish coffee from time to time . Turkish coffee is a method of brewing, is probably one of the oldest ways to brew the blackRead More →

 I.vloe.coffee. I can’t imagine my days without it. There are a few things in life that give me the right amount of a kick and coffee is one of them. I love the hustle and bustle of a café – the ambiance, the sounds of coffee beans being grounded and made, and the aroma that fills in your nostrils as soon as you walk into a cafe. I enjoy the smell of a fresh cup of coffee so much that I invariably always look forward to immerse myself in the smell when the barista hands me over the cup. Even though I like my coffeeRead More →

When it comes to reading, writing, and publishing, I dont have all the answers. In fact, I have about 3. However, I do get asked the following questions most often, so I thought I would take this opportunity to share my answers with you. Please take these responses with a grain shaker of salt. Questions from readers: How much of A Work in Progress is autobiographical? I get this one a lot, especially after someone reads the book. The answer is pretty much none of it. The book starts off with the main character recovering from certain personal traumas one of them being getting dumpedRead More →

“I used to drink coffee with lots of cream and sugar. But when I switched to drinking it black, boys started to pay attention to me.” —My grandma, telling her grandson why she prefers black coffee. She was the best. Option 1: Solo By yourself, are ya? Excellent. Alone time is a wonderful way to reap staggering amounts of productivity, peace, and read a book. Anyway, in these situations, apply cream and sugar until the coffee tastes good. Pleasant experience, no? Enjoy the you time. You deserve it. Tips: You can make yourself a cup of turkish coffee, tastes so good Option 2: Social Hanging with people youRead More →

In this almost gritty, almost dark story of 20-something Camryn, we get a whole lot of drama in a little amount of time. Traveling across the country to an unknown destination is bound to make anyone edgy, pack on a pile of dead boyfriend and best friend issues and you get the idea of our main character who is running away just to catch her breath. During this little high tale it outta town adventure, Camryn meets Andrew, another character {who is of course mysterious, gentlemanly, sensitive, kinda controlling, funny, musically talented and hawt} on the run from his current problems, packed filled with daddy issuesRead More →

coffee and the environment

Drinking a cup of coffee or two has long been part of the morning routine for many Americans, although they probably don’t put much thought into where their beloved beverage comes from. But coffee companies large and small, seeing the growing popularity in the U.S. of specialized coffee, have begun to value the healthy growth of the coffee they purchase. Companies like Eco Organic Coffee and Starbucks are taking into account whether the coffee they buy is grown in environmentally sensitive manner, such as on shade farms rather than sun farms. “Socially responsible” coffee can be found in many countries, in locations such as Peru,Read More →

Id like to claim that I had a group of friends and we had our own Code Red in college, but thats not the case! I woke up one day with Nicoles voice in my head and I knew she had a major wall up and why, but not what she did to protect herself. The Code Red idea came out of that, along with of course womens tried and true methods of avoidance like having a friend call you to get you out of a bad date and the lesbian lie and all that good stuff. Yes, I have used both of those aRead More →

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generations chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testingtheir one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of herRead More →

Kirsten Peterson was 16 the first time her life fell apart. The only release she could find was through the tiny lines she carved in her skin. Outwardly she seemed fine, but the scars remained. Hidden from everyone who loved her. Then it happens again. On the night she’s certain her boyfriend will propose . . . but instead he kisses her best friend. Devastated, Kirsten falls back on the only source of relief she can imagine. When she lands in the ER, the secret she has so carefully hidden with her wit and bright smiles is laid bare. Desperate to keep the news from herRead More →