Kathleen Paulson, from the Magical Cats mysteries, loves coffee about as much as her cats, Hercules and Owen, love sardine crackers. She first got to know the very handsome Detective Marcus Gordon over coffee. She’s had coffee with the big breakfast at Fern’s Diner. She’s enjoyed hundred of cups in the staff room at the library. Over the years, I’ve learned some interesting trivia about coffee drinking and the history of one of our favorite beverages. Here are ten coffee facts.
- Did you know that coffee beans are technically seeds? They’re referred to as beans because that’s what they look like.
- World-wide, more than two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.
- Robusta coffee beans contain more caffeine than Arabica.
- Both lattes and cappuccinos are espresso-based drinks. A cappuccino contains more espresso. A latte has more milk.
- Coffee is the second most popular drink in the world. Water is number one.
- After the Boston Tea Party, drinking coffee was seen as an act of patriotism.
- A cup of generic brewed coffee has more caffeine than a can of Red Bull.
- More than half of American adults drink coffee every day. And on average they consume slightly more than 3 cups.
- People who drink coffee regularly often consume calorie-heavy extras like cream, sugar and flavoured syrups with their coffee.
- Legend has it that coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed his goats became restless when they ate the leaves and beans of an unfamiliar plant.
ABOUT A NIGHT’S TAIL
In the charming town of Mayville Heights, librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two cats pounce on clues to catch a killer, in the eleventh installment of this New York Times bestselling series.
Spring is coming to Mayville Heights, and Kathleen’s brother, Ethan, has arrived in town with his band, The Flaming Gerbils. But not everything goes as scheduled when one of Ethan’s bandmates gets into a fight with a man interested in investing in the town. When the businessman’s body is later found, Ethan’s friend is implicated in the crime.
Kathleen wants to help her brother by solving the case, but she has no shortage of suspects from which to choose. Prior to his death, the investor was fighting like cats and dogs with lots of people. If this librarian wants more than a whisker’s chance of solving the case, she will need to rely on her trusty feline sidekicks, Owen and Hercules.
BOUT SOFIE KELLY
Sofie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and mixed-media artist who lives on the East Coast with her husband and daughter. She writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats mysteries and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat mysteries.
Hardcover | $25.00
Published by Berkley
Sep 03, 2019 | 288 Pages | 5-1/8 x 8| ISBN 9780440001133