Coffee and Stories: The Perfect Combination to Celebrate International Coffee Day

At A Page In The Sun, we celebrate International Coffee Day in a special way throughout the month of October. We have chosen 4 drinks from our menu and assigned them to a book that fits each of their personalities and history. We invite you to explore these delicious combinations of flavors and reading!

1. Mexican Coffee

Book: Like water for chocolate (1989), by Laura Esquivel

Mexican Coffee is an authentic explosion of flavor that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico. Espresso and tequila give it an intense flavor, while Kahlua, vanilla, and whipped cream add a smooth sweetness. We add a pinch of cinnamon to bring all the flavors together for a spicy touch.

This drink pairs nicely with the book “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, thanks to the passionate culinary narrative of the novel. The author uses twelve recipes, one for each month of the year. Each recipe develops with the plot, which creates a link between history and Mexican gastronomy.

2. Irish Coffee

Book: Ulysses (1922), by James Joyce  

While enjoying our Irish Coffee, you will be placed into the serenity that is walking in the green fields of Ireland. The bold combination of espresso and whiskey delivers a strong flavor. But the hazelnut and whipped cream balance the flavors with finesse and creaminess.

James Joyce took 7 years to write “Ulysses”, it was published on February 2, 1922 and has been considered one of the best novels of the 20th century. This novel tells the adventures and disagreements of Leopold Bloom, the protagonist. The entire story takes place in a single day: June 16, 1904, on an 18-hour walk known as “Joyce's Route.” During this walk, he meets several characters and situations that make him reflect on his married life, the loss of his son, the past, life’s expectations, and his relationships with his friends.

 3. Sunrise Espresso 

Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), by Gabriel García Márquez

The Sunrise Espresso is an energizing drink, ideal for a busy day or to recharge your batteries at any time. This delicious blend combines refreshing orange juice with the intensity and flavor of an espresso shot. 

It’s an ideal drink to enjoy “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez because its mix of flavors will keep you alert and awake while you explore the mysteries of this fascinating work of art.

This story tells the life of the Buendía family in the fictional town of Macondo. It is full of unusual and unexpected events, combining magical realism with historical and social elements. If you like stories with a dose of love, loneliness, and reflection, this story will captivate you. In our Café-Bookstore you will find a comfortable and cozy space to enjoy reading this symbolic Latin American classic.

4. FrapPage 

Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), by Arthur Conan Doyle  

FrapPage is one of our customer favorites because of its irresistible combination of flavors. First, a mocha base brings the flavor of coffee with a touch of chocolate, which is then mixed with delicious Oreos, providing a crunchy texture. But this drink wouldn't be the same without vanilla ice cream, which adds softness and creaminess. The flavor of the cajeta accentuates all of the flavors from the first sip.

You can combine the pleasure of enjoying this drink with reading the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. There are 12 criminology stories starring the most famous detective of the 20th century. In each story, Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson solve mysteries and reveal the best-kept secrets of London’s high society.

Which one is your favorite?

We hope you liked our recommendations to celebrate International Coffee Day. On your next visit, don't forget to choose a drink and a good book to enjoy.

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