Happy Wednesday Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but I love to start every day off with a good cup of coffee and (if I manage to wake up early enough) a few chapters of a good book! It’s one of life’s small joys that I think everyone should experience. So, today I’m bringing you a list of perfect pairings between books and coffee that are perfect for treating yourself or someone special!
Ethical Bean Coffee’s Exotic blend is a complex cup of aromatic coffee that makes the perfect accompaniment to Tom Phillips‘ new book, Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t. In this witty and nuanced view of humanity’s checkered past, the bestselling author of Humans examines why people lie, and how we can cut through the bullsh*t. An eye-opening look at history, this is one pairing you won’t forget!
Download your daily dose with this sweet, earthy medium roast blend from BC-based roasters. Pair it with the sequel to Nathan W. Pyle’s bestselling phenomenon Strange Planet and enjoy more hilarious and original Instagram comics.
An espresso blend that hails from the GTA, this is bold yet comforting coffee at its best and a throwback to something classic. Pair it with Jeremy Dronfield‘s The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz for enough energy to keep turning the pages of this incredible true story all night long.
A true crowd-pleaser, this perfect pairing is a great gift idea for yourself or someone special! Ethical Bean Coffee’s Mellow blend is medium-bodied, sweet, and nutty, making it a great option for all palettes! Perfect for enjoying alongside this charmingly illustrated and thought-provoking keepsake from Charlie Mackesy, this pairing is one you’ll want to take your time to enjoy.
A balanced roast with subtle flavours, Equator’s light roast fair trade organic coffee is an easily bingeable coffee that stays tasty cup after cup. Pair it with Lucy Foley‘s The Guest List and find out if her doomed wedding party will find sweet justice of their own!
Nonfiction readers will want to be wide-awake when they read David Frum‘s Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. A fascinating and inspiring look at reforming American politics and policy, Canadians will revel in reading this sordid book with a strong cup of Canadian coffee! Pair it with Kicking Horse Coffee’s Grizzly Claw blend and savour its strong spirit.
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of award-winning author Emily St. John Mandel‘s new book, The Glass Hotel, do yourself a favour and order one right now! Moving between ships, skyscrapers, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia pair this Level Grade’s Fair Trade Colombia coffee (roasted in BC!) for a taste of mountains that inspired Mandel!
For those among us who don’t like coffee, never fear! I could make a whole list of my favourite teas but the true standout tea that pairs with any novel? Yorkshire Tea of course! Perfect for a day spent lounging on the couch with a good book, pair a hot cup of Yorkshire Tea with a sweeping historical fiction like Mandy Robotham‘s The Secret Messenger for a truly European experience.
Well Savvy Readers, I hope these perfect pairings added some tasty coffees and amazing books to your wish list! Do you prefer coffee or tea? And more importantly, how do you take it? Tell me down below in the comments or tweet us @SavvyReader.