Deborah Armstrong

Coffee and Romance

Deborah's Diary

My Romance with Coffee – an On-Going Affair

My romance with coffee has been on-going for as long as I can remember. I love its versatility. I can drink it in many ways: hot, iced, black, with cream, milk of various kinds, with sugar or without. Coffee can be consumed from a paper cup, a mug, a travel mug, or in a pretty coffee cup. I can drink it alone, or with friends. Likewise, I drink coffee while working, reading, driving, or doing nothing. The choice is mine, and that’s my romance with coffee.



The Versatility of Coffee

Coffee has many uses, too. For instance, it’s social – let’s go out for coffee. It’s a peace offering – I’m sorry. Let’s talk about it over coffee. It’s romantic- let’s sit by the fire with our coffee and cuddle.



The Symbolism of Coffee in Romance

In Boss, the hero, Dane Andrews, uses coffee as an ice-breaker,  peace-maker, and something extra to add to the romance. For instance, Boss takes his coffee black while Jules prefers hers with cream. Jules judges the world by black and white – there’s right or wrong; there’s no grey area. Boss sees the world differently. There is black and white, but there’s a lot of grey, too.

Their story is about learning to compromise, seeing the other’s perspective and learning to accept it without agreeing with it. It’s a difficult decision many of us experience and one that challenges us to be the best we can be, no matter how we take our coffee.



Happily Ever After with Coffee

I’ve been a coffee drinker for many years. When I started to get migraines, my neurologist advised me to drink more coffee. For some migraine sufferers, caffeine works wonders. I am one of the fortunate ones that this is the case for me. Check my home page to see how many cups of coffee I’ve had.

I like my coffee strong. A strong cup of coffee can always be weakened. However, a weak cup of coffee will always taste weak and awful. I’m a dairy farmer, so I take my coffee with 5% cream. In the evening, I may add some Bailey’s Irish Cream to a mug.

Are you a coffee drinker? If not, what is your favourite hot beverage? Do you like to have a drink while you read? Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? When I read, I like to sit in my comfy chair with a hot beverage. Maybe with a cookie for added reading pleasure.

Happy reading!


Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance.  For example, in the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. However, in the Gamechanger series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.


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