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Coffee is the Foundation of My Food Pyramid #FoodieReads

Let's just start with this: Coffee is the foundation of my food pyramid. And this book tells me that I'm not alone. Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata*.

This is a really cute book that's fun and educational with just the right amount of snark (which I just learned is actually a combination of 'snide' and 'remark'! That makes total sense.)

The Coffee Snob: "'s pronounced 'espresso', not 'eXpresso.' Also real coffee must first be cleansed in the tears of sacred Peruvian yaks. Also, I have no friends" (pg. 13).

On why it's called a 'cup of Joe', after Josephus Daniels: "Coffee became a clean and righteous substitute for booze and debauchery. Coffee = Bean juice from Jesus" (pp. 79-81).

Okay, I have been known to scoff at Starbucks drinks. I mean, they really taste like dessert in a cup. Now I have calorie counts...and will never order any of these creations. Seriously. "Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha = 520 calories or the equivalent of 3.7 cans of Coca-Cola" (pg. 61).

World's Most Expensive Coffee: "Black Ivory Coffee, which comes from elephant poop, is now the most expensive coffee in the world at 2 cups for $50" (pg. 17). No, just no.

If you make coffee a routine part of your day, you'll get a kick out of this book.

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Here's what everyone else read in December 2017: here.


  1. C'mon Cam....where is your sense of is only a little (well okay a BIG) bit of poop.

    1. Right?!? I'm supposed to be this adventurous eater...but I draw the line with poop.


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