Starbucks, Penguin Random House partner to launch novel on coffee

Penguin Random House India has collaborated with Tata Starbucks to launch bestselling author Harish Bhat’s new book ‘An Extreme Love of Coffee’, a novel entirely inspired by the romance of Indian coffee.

Starbucks outlets will be retailing this unique novel that takes readers on an exciting journey from the coffee plantations of Coorg to graveyards in Japan, in a search for treasure, which is at the heart of this fast-paced adventure story.

Interestingly, the story unfolds at a Starbucks store, and then moves to many other fascinating locations, as it celebrates true love for coffee. Published by Penguin Random House India, this title is currently available throughout the country.

“An Extreme Love of Coffee” is Harish Bhat’s debut novel. He has earlier authored the bestselling book “Tata Log”.

“Anyone who loves coffee will love this unique story, which brings alive magic in your steaming cup of coffee. Through the pages of this novel, you will enjoy so many interesting and varied flavours of Indian coffee, and I am sure you will be enchanted by all of them. You will join a young couple, Rahul and Neha, in their search for secret treasure, accompanied by a friendly coffee ghost and pursued by sword-bearing strangers. This novel is all about discovery of coffee, adventure, travel and a streak of romance. Everyone will enjoy this coffee-drenched story!” said Harish Bhat, a prolific writer and columnist, who works as a Brand Custodian at Tata Sons while talking about his book.

With this partnership, book lovers visiting Tata Starbucks stores in India will have the exclusive opportunity to preview a chapter of “An Extreme Love Of Coffee”, while they enjoy Starbucks` unique Third Place Experience. A chapter of the book can be downloaded by logging onto the Wi-Fi at Starbucks stores.

In addition, Penguin and Starbucks will soon be organizing coffee and conversation book readings with Harish Bhat, where the author will visit Starbucks stores to talk about the book, passion for coffee, reading and writing.


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