A Year Right Here: Chronicles of a Coffee Critic — Feature Story

Seattle is a famously coffee-hip city — possibly too hip for you. Definitely too hip for Jess Thomson. As part of the delicious adventures this Seattle mom writes about in her new memoir, A Year Right Here, she admits that she can’t quite keep up with the coffee trends.

The following excerpt, called “Chronicles of a Coffee Critic,” takes place as Jess reenters her typical routine writing at Seattle coffee shops after a particularly tumultuous summer when her son Graham, who has cerebral palsy, undergoes surgery near New York City.

Here’s what happens when she realizes her drinking habits are the coffee equivalent of mom jeans.



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