Is a trip to the local coffeehouse part of your daily routine? Are you transformed by the ritual of selecting and grinding the perfectly roasted bean for a midday treat? Whether you take it black, with sugar, or with cream, the stories in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul will delight you. This delectable collection of stories is full of interesting facts and anecdotes about coffee's history and culture, how a bean goes from field to cup, and the many varieties available. From meeting a blind date to sharing quality time with treasured family and friends, any expedrience is better served with coffee. In Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, you'll laugh along with others who are obsessed with brewing the "perfect cup." You might even recognize yourself in the confessions of so many who can't--or won't--live without their favorite daily blend! You'll be reminded of cherished memories when the aroma teased you awake at the crack of dawn or when a thermos full of hot, strong coffee warmed you on a cold winter day. A simple "cup of Joe" now shares the counter with a "grande triple mocha latte" and creative barristers have developed coffee service into an art form, all to the delight of coffee lovers who can't imagine life without a daily cup. So curl up with a freshly brewed cup of your favorite blend and prepare to indulge your passion for one of the world's most popular and beloved beverages.