19. Puzzling Thoughts…

about coffee. Coffee is the world’s second favorite drink (after water) and the beverage of choice for many puzzle solvers. So what could be better than a palm-size, 320-page puzzle and trivia book about coffee?

COFFEE TIME debuts Friday, August 31st ($8.95), and I challenge you to read the book and not find 100 interesting things about coffee that you didn’t know before. Even better, the book is filled with an entertaining and amusing array of original crosswords, sudoku, word puzzles, brainteasers, word searches, acrostics, mazes, quizzes, and cryptograms. Here’s a sneak peek inside…

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The book can also be found on special display racks next to the Starbucks counters inside Barnes & Noble bookstores.


5 Responses to 19. Puzzling Thoughts…

  1. Beth says:

    How timely! I was looking for some gift ideas and this looks perfect. I went straight to Amazon and ordered three!

  2. Patrick Merrell says:

    Thanks, Beth! Everyone connected with this book is extremely pleased with how it turned out. I hope your recipients enjoy it (I think they will).

  3. Lizzie G says:

    I have this book and I love it. It’s perfect for coffee nuts like me, or anyone related to a coffee fan. (I’ll buy a bunch as stocking stuffers!) I am especially fond of the Merrellesque coffee bean “beings” on the Bean Maze pages. Relatives of Ashen and Noir, perhaps? Congratulations to Pat and Helene who have produced the first REAL coffee table book.

  4. Kirk says:

    Far more people drink tea than coffee. So it should be the third most popular drink. :-)

    Any plans for a tea-themed book for this non-coffee drinker?

  5. Patrick Merrell says:

    Kirk, A similar book on tea is a possibility, since there’s a rich and fascinating story there as well, but I’m sorry to say nothing is imminent on that front.

    Although I’ve extensively studied coffee consumption statistics and also found many reliable sources that anoint coffee as the world’s 2nd most popular drink (behind water), there are indeed some claims that tea deserves that position.

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