Quick Picks from CMCL

May 3, 2013

Checking In: The Art of Coffee

Filed under: Books, Checking In, Info — Tags: , , — Eric D @ 4:04 pm

I’m not a coffee drinker, but that doesn’t stop me from waking up and enjoying the wonderful aromas of my husband’s morning cup of coffee. I always knew there was an art form to making the ideal cup of coffee, from fresh ground beans to the perfect combination of flavors to waken up the taste buds. A dash of cream for certain days or full strength no cream for other days. From French vanilla and Hawaiian hazelnut to caramel cream and double espresso, it seems the possibilities are endless.

The other day a co-worker sent me a link to an NPR blog on Masterpiece in a Mug and the focus wasn’t on flavor but rather tiny pieces of artwork made by mixing espresso and foam. This artwork in a mug took coffee to a whole new level. For those that enjoy creative art, HERE is a link to the article. 

Then when you’re ready to try your hand at making your own ideal cup of coffee, here are a few books to get you started on the flavor part. The artwork is up to you!

As usual, clicking on the cover will send you to our website, where you may place a hold.

By Rosemary Moon The Coffee Book: More Than 40 Delicious and Refreshing Recipes for Drinks and Desserts:

Coffee Book

By Norma Kolpas– A Cup of Coffee: From Plantation to Pot, A Coffee Lover’s Guide to the Perfect Brew


By Dave Olsen– Starbucks Passion for Coffee: A Starbucks Coffee Cookbook:

Passion For Coffee

By Mathew Tekulsky– Making Your Own Gourmet Coffee Drinks: Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Mochas and More!

Making Your Own

While we are on the subject of coffee, I’d like to invite you to share some of it, as well as some snacks (!), with Peter Leonard, our Library Director. This event will take place on Wednesday, 5/8 at 10am, in the upstairs Cedar Mill Library meeting room.  Library trends and plans will be discussed and questions or suggestions are encouraged. Library tour.  RSVP by 5/7 to 503-644-0043 x 121 or email cedarmill@wccls.org.



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