Coffee Time

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Storey Publishing, LLC, 2007 - Cooking - 320 pages
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Who better to challenge with a book of puzzles and brainteasers than the caffeine-buzzed java drinkers of the world? Helene Hovanec and Patrick Merrell, puzzleworld celebrities and collectors of coffee trivia, have compiled more than 40 crossword puzzles, word searches, graphic mazes, and Sudoku to solve alongside a good, strong cup of joe.*

Quirky trivia, fun factoids, and quotations from famous coffee imbibers engage readers between puzzles. From botanical facts about coffee trees to consumption statistics about today's coffee-obsessed world, there's enough information to make a coffee connoisseur of every reader. Puzzles, trivia, and coffee quips — a piquant blend of rich, coffee flavor for the latte-addicted among us.

* There is some disagreement over the origin of the term "cup of joe." Many think it originated with Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, who abolished wine from his officers' meals, leaving them with nothing stronger than coffee. Others think it may have begun as a mispronunciation of the French word, "chaud," which means hot and rhymes with joe.

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

I picked this up at an airport to get me through an Anchorage to Seattle flight, and it was good for that. The puzzles were relatively easy, but then flying makes me brain dead, so I felt evenly ... Read full review

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User Review  - ennie - LibraryThing

Cute little book with fun facts about coffee interspersed with puzzles. I hardly ever drink the stuff, so the rapture was lost on me. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Patrick Merrell is a cartoonist, puzzle maker, and author whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times crossword, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. His other books include Bird Brainteasers and Coffee Time. He lives in Mt. Vernon, New York.

Helene Hovenec is the co-author of many Storey puzzle books, including Barnyard Games & Puzzles. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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