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Read That, Drink This: Hemlock Grove and Black Iced Coffee

July 24, 2014

A few of us at Church Street have a new obsession: the Netflix series Hemlock Grove. True, it’s incredibly creepy and often pretty gross — but we can’t stop watching or talking about it anyway. We’ve recently brought the paperback of the book the series is based on into the shop, and it seems to like a perfectly nasty summer read. Because it’s not really summer if you don’t spend a little bit of time laying on the beach with a werewolf, right?

 

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So, what to drink with this gothic novel that’s already being called a modern horror classic? We have to go with iced coffee, preferably without milk and sugar — after all, Hemlock Grove is more dark than sweet, so shouldn’t your coffee be the same? If the novel’s anything like the series, we won’t want to eat while we’re reading (too many gross-out scenes), and we’ll be up all night anyway — so we might as well be caffeinated, and our Church Street iced coffee (we carry both our own blend and Icebox Coffee’s cold brew in unsweet or vanilla) is the perfect cold, fresh summer drink.

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