Experience the world of retail coffee, as seen through the eyes of a disgruntled barista. Too many hours worked, barely any sleep, annoying coworkers, and crazy customers make for one very stressful day. Nobody knows what the caffeine crusader will say or do once pushed to the edge!
My Rating: 4 stars!
Coffee Czar centers around one day in the life of a sleep deprived, extremely irritated barista. In order to get through her day, she relies heavily on sarcasm, caffeine and cigarettes.
This story is quite humorous…in a very biting way! I found myself laughing out loud numerous times as I read this manuscript. However, if you aren’t fond of sarcasm, you might be put off by this book. It does have adult content as well.
Anyone who has been extremely sleep deprived can surely understand the gruff position this barista takes as she works serving a slew of irritating people who come through the door ….possibly on her worst day in months!
Enjoy extreme sarcasm? This one’s for you!
Where you can find Coffee Czar:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coffee-czar-j-lorraine/1122302384?ean=9781512022124
Where you can find J Lorraine:
Interview with J Lorraine:
1. What prompted you to write your story?
I worked as a barista for two years in college. After graduation, I returned to the retail coffee industry to oversee the operations of forty locations. Not a week went by I didn’t witness or was told about some crazy customer or event. I thought it would be amusing to put together some of those stories but have them told by a sardonic barista.
2. Is there anything autobiographical about your story?
Yes. The stories are based upon things that really happened to me or to my employees.
3. What is your favorite genre to write? To read?
Favorites to write would be fantasy or humor. Favorites to read are fantasy or classic literature.
4. Favorites: food, color, place, activity?
Food: Believe it or not, it’s not coffee! I’m a chocoholic.
Place: I don’t know if I have a favorite place. Wherever it is, it has to be relaxing.
Activity: Reading or gardening.
5. What would you like your readers to know about you?
I am not the protagonist in Coffee Czar. While I did collect the stories, I have a more positive attitude than the main character.
6. If you could give one piece of advice about life, what would it be?
Live and let live.
7. A fantasy vacation…where and with who?
Let’s see…a trip to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with J.K. Rowling.