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Case Study Coffee: Perfect Hot Chocolate. Perfect

I talk about Case Study Coffee a fair bit, and how it’s my favorite coffee shop in Portland. Now, part of that is because it is close and they let me sit for hours to write.

It’s a nice shop with good light and a pleasant atmosphere. But…

But they take their beverages very seriously. Case in point: This is Ricky, at Case Study Coffee, making the perfect cup of hot cocoa. It’s the Madagascar Hot Chocolate featuring Michel Cluizel mangaro chocolate from Madagascar, with a Toasted marshmallow, made at the Bake Shop next door, and sprinkled with Fleur de Sel chocolate from Guatamala.

It has exactly the right balance of sweetness, with the rich dark earthiness of a stellar chocolate, combined with steamed milk and just enough of a salt note to heighten all of those flavors and… mmm…

Perfect. Hot. Chocolate.

Oh, and did I mention that I’m having the launch party for Glamour in Glass here?

Audio of the Portland Strange Horizons reading

On Sunday, as part of a nationwide celebration of Strange Horizons‘ 10th anniversary, six Pacific Northwest authors gather to read selected shorts from the magazine at Case Study Coffee.

Case Study was a great host and we had a full house at the reading. Some of the folks came out to see a specific author, others were patrons of the coffee shop, and some came out to support the magazine.

Our format was that two authors would read and then we’d break for coffee and conversation and then the next two and so on. We recorded the readings and you can listen to them here. It’s about an hour and nine minutes and does not include the coffee breaks.

Strange Horizons readings at Case Study Coffee

Since some of the authors stopped at cliff-hangers, I thought you’d like the opportunity to read the stories we read, which are all available on Strange Horizons.

I’d also like to encourage you to consider donating to the magazine. Strange Horizons has a staff of about thirty dedicated volunteers, and is funded entirely by donations.

Strange Horizons launched in September 2000 as a venue to showcase a new generation of science fiction and fantasy authors, a diverse range of voices and perspectives. The magazine has published new material every week for the past ten years: fiction, poetry, reviews, articles, columns, and sometimes even art and music. Every issue is available free online.  Stories and poems from Strange Horizons have been reprinted in major anthologies and been shortlisted for major awards, and many of the magazine’s authors have gone on to successful publishing careers.

Strange Horizons reading in Portland on Sunday

This month, Strange Horizons is celebrating their 10th anniversary.  The magazine has a special place in my heart because I made my first professional sale there.

As part of a nationwide celebration, six Pacific Northwest authors will read selected shorts from the magazine at Case Study Coffee.

  • Ken Brady
  • Tina Connolly
  • Brenda Cooper
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Jennifer Linnaea
  • Tamela Viglione

2:00 pm

Sunday, September 19th

Case Study Coffee
5347 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR

Please come out and join us. If you aren’t able to make it, consider donating to the magazine. The magazine has a staff of about thirty dedicated volunteers, and is funded entirely by donations.

Strange Horizons launched in September 2000 as a venue to showcase a new generation of science fiction and fantasy authors, a diverse range of voices and perspectives. The magazine has published new material every week for the past ten years: fiction, poetry, reviews, articles, columns, and sometimes even art and music. Every issue is available free online.  Stories and poems from Strange Horizons have been reprinted in major anthologies and been shortlisted for major awards, and many of the magazine’s authors have gone on to successful publishing careers.