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Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club – On Holidays and Philosophy

The Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club is on a two week holiday. well, not really. As you can see, I posted this. Nevertheless – see you on the 22nd of February for a new edition of my musings over a good book and a good cup of coffee. For now, I leave you with this thought:   Please follow and like us:

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The Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Book List

For those who like to read along, and those who like to know, here is a list of all of the books mentioned in my Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Posts along with Amazon links for the convenience of your personal libraries. Happy Reading! Currently Reading: Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy   Previous SSCC Reads (Fiction): A Passage to India by E.M. Forster Anne of Green Gablesby L.M. Montgomery Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The[…]

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Almaty Coffee Shops: Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club

Almaty is the city where I first started the Sunday Coffee Club. It was a way to try new coffee shops and to give myself an excuse to go out on cold Sunday afternoons during the winter.  At the time there were only a half-dozen good coffee places and I tried them all. Why Sometimes-Sunday? Over the next several years, the coffee scene changed dramatically and dozens of new shops opened.  As my life Almaty[…]

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outdoor seating at Creme Fouettee in Almaty

Creme Fouette, Almaty

The Sometimes-Sunday (but this time Friday) Coffee Club (Almaty Edition) Friday, 27 June 2014 Creme Fouette (Kurmangazi & Zheltoksan)   I know I’m going to cry.  I always cry when I read Little Women, and this being my last week in Almaty – I’m already an emotional wreck.  I glance around the tiny cafe. Four or five little wooden tables with wood-slatted folding chairs line the exterior walls of the little shop – a white[…]

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Coffee and a Book

The Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club

Why Sometimes-Sunday? I started the Sunday Coffee Club when I first moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan as a way to try new coffee shops and to give myself an excuse to go out on a Sunday afternoon. I’ve maintained the tradition of making periodic trips to coffee shops to enjoy the ambiance, read a book, and enjoy a good cup o’ joe in every city I’ve visited since. As my life has evolved, I found that[…]

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Caffe Kangnam in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Caffe Kangnam, Almaty

Sometimes-Sunday (but this time Saturday) Coffee Club (Almaty Edition) Saturday, 24 May 2014 Caffe Kangnam (Arbat Street or Zhibek Zholy) I came to this coffee shop for the first time last spring.  It was the weekend before Caffe Kangnam’s grand opening and the staff were excited to serve us.  The smell of fresh paint is gone, as are the outlandish cowboy hats the waiters used to wear (I miss those).  But the friendly and comfortable[…]

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Coffee Inn, Almaty

The Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 20 April 2014 Coffee Inn at Abay and Baytursynov, Almaty Sunday, April 20th was an unusual meeting of both the Gregorian and Julian Easter Sundays, as well as the day of the annual Almaty Marathon that begins up at the Park of the First President and ends at the Central Stadium. Coffee Inn, a corner coffee shop with an attractive outdoor patio, has the advantage of being right next to[…]

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