Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery by Kirsten Weiss

The Perfect (Witches) Brew
By Jayce Bonheim

Since I run a coffeeshop, Ground I get a lot of questions about coffee. And I love, love, love answering them. In addition to my passion for java, my fav thing about running a coffeeshop are all the wonderful people who stop in. (This also makes investigating murders easier – my suspects come to me!).
But murder’s not what you want to read about. You want to read about coffee!
If you can’t make it into Ground (Doyle, California’s best and only coffeeshop!) you can still brew a magical cup of coffee at home. Here are seven tips for making a great cup of coffee:

  1. Ingredients count, and that includes the water. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Sierra’s, like we do in Doyle, you can get excellent water out of the tap. But if your tap water isn’t the greatest, it will reflect in your coffee, so use filtered or even spring water in your coffee.
  2. And yeah, the beans count too! Of course, what makes a “good” bean can be super subjective. Ethiopian or Costa Rican? There are a whole world of flavors to try. But in general, Arabica beans have a wider range of flavors than the Robusta bean and are considered superior. However, a lot of Arabica beans may include Robusta beans in the mix, so be sure to look for 100% Arabica beans when you buy.
  3. Buy fresh! Fresh beans are better beans. Period.
  4. Keep ‘em fresh! Store beans in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature. Freezing is not a good idea, and neither is storing them in the fridge. But no matter how well you store them, old beans are still old beans, so try to keep only a 5-7 day supply on hand.
  5. Grind them yourself. Coffee beans lose their quality right after you grind them, so it’s best to grind them in your own kitchen just before you put them in the pot, coffeemaker, or French press.
  6. Don’t cheap out on quantity! My aunt, god rest her soul, was a thrifty woman, and used less coffee and hotter water to get more for less. But she ended up with bitterer (is that a word?) coffee. Two level tablespoons of grounds per 6-ounce cup is the proper proportion.
  7. And about that hot water… If your water is too hot you’ll also end up with a more bitter brew. The idea brewing temp is ony 200 degrees F (i.e., not boiling).

And voila! The perfect brew!

You can read more about Jayce and her coffeeshop in the cozy witch mystery, Fate!


Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle)
by Kirsten Weiss

About Fate

Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
misterio press (November 15, 2019)
Number of Pages – 250
ASIN: B07XF27R72
Something wicked this way comes…
Witch Jayce Bonheim has spent the last four months waiting for a horde of dark magicians to come to town.
Now, they’ve arrived.
And they’re bigger and badder than this ex-party girl could have imagined, wreaking havoc wherever they go.
When a murder rocks her small town, Jayce must stop the chaos. Battling her way through dark spells and past regrets, this Doyle witch struggles to divine her true friends…
…and her shadowy enemies.
But can she stop a murderer and prevent the opening of a portal that will transform their world forever?
Start reading Fate, book 6 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels.
This novel is a full-length, witch cozy mystery featuring true-to-life spells in the back of the book, a trio of witchy sisters, and a dash of romance. Though Fate can be read as a standalone, it’s best read in series order. It’s rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.

About Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.
Now based in Colorado Springs, CO, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.
If you like funny cozy mysteries, check out her Pie Town, Tea and Tarot, Paranormal Museum and Wits’ End books. If you’re looking for some magic with your mystery, give the Witches of Doyle, Riga Hayworth, and Rocky Bridges books a try. And if you like steampunk, the Sensibility Grey series might be for you.
Kirsten sends out original short stories of mystery and magic to her mailing list. If you’d like to get them delivered straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for her newsletter at kirstenweiss.com

Author Links
Twitter: @KirstenWeiss
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kirsten.weiss/
Instagram: @KirstenWeissAuthor
Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/kirsten-weiss
Book Series: Sensibility Grey Steampunk Suspense, Tea and Tarot cozy mysteries, the Pie Town cozy mysteries, the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum cozy mysteries, the Doyle Witch and Doyle Cozy mystery novels, the Riga Hayworth paranormal mysteries.

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  1. I really enjoy mysteries with a witch. I hope toread thisone.

  2. Sounds like another fascinating series from Kirsten. Would really enjoy reading.

  3. Kirsten, I can hardly wait to read this one! I have a couple of your books and our library carries a few. I would love to have one tenth of the imagination you carry around in your head daily!


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