Shelf Analysis: Teens and Coffee

As a highschooler, coffee was an adult thing.  Something that you drink when you are old and have no energy.  A drink for those who are so desperate for caffeine they ignore the horrible taste.  Going to uni brought me over to the “dark side” and far too much of my work was done with a latte in hand.

And even though I am not long out of my teens, it seems things have changed.  Kids line up at Starbucks after school for their mochas, and can’t get by without a morning latte.  Not sure if that is good or bad, but it has affected the YA genre.  Has anyone else picked up on the coffee-infused stories and covers that have been published lately?  Well, if not, here’s a shot.

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber