Hello everyone and happy World Book Day!
To honour this day I would like to share with you a very special and unique event I had recently the opportunity to attend: a Books and Coffee pairing.
Wait, what did you say? Matching books and coffee? Yes! Come along and enjoy this selection of coffees and books.
A Books and Coffee pairing event.
We all have heard about wine-pairing, the art of matching wine to a meal, or wine and cheese pairing, but this was the first time that I heard about a books and coffee pairing; needless to say that I immediately fell in love with the idea!
This unique and out of the box activity was organized by Tuuu Libreria (read below to find out more about this NGO project) and took place at one of the most emblematic cafeterias of Madrid, the Café Comercial, the place where since 1887 intellectuals, politicians and artists had been gathering together to enjoy the tertulias. On top of this, a professional barista was in charge of the coffees. Couldn’t it be more charming?
About the Tertulia: Similar to a salon, the tertulia is a social gathering as well, though it is normally regularly scheduled in a public place such as a cafeteria and the topics of conversations are more focused on literature, arts and current affairs.
The idea underneath this Books and Coffee pairing was quite simple: to match a proposed book to a specific type of coffee, looking for a connection between the coffee itself and the plot location or the author’s place of birth for the book.
Below you will find the list of the suggested book and coffee pairing; I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I did.
Calle Covarrubias 38
Metro Bilbao | Alonso Martínez
Calle Padilla 78
Metro Diego de León | Lista
Calle Planeta 17
Now it's your turn:
What do you think about this original pairing? Would you have made any other pairing? Have you tried any of the coffees? Are there any other books that you'd suggest for these coffees? Are you familiar with any of the books? Let me know!
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