Cafa Nation (Paperback)

Coffee Folklore, Magick, and Divination

By Sandra Mizumoto Posey

Santa Monica Press, 9781891661112, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000

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Coffee is more than the beverage of choice for office-bound commuters and coffeehouse hipsters -- it has been used for centuries by mystics of many cultures to heighten the senses, sharpen mental acuity, and promote creative and intuitive thought. This book presents a coffee divining method that is based on the historical use of coffee as an insight tool but is updated to make it more relevant to contemporary life. More than just a dry history of using coffee as a catalyst for intuition, this book is filled with fascinating coffee lore, recipes for delicious magic coffee potions, and an analysis of coffee's impact on cultures around the world.

About the Author

Sandra Mizumoto Posey holds a B.A. in comparative literature from CSULB and an M.A. and Ph.D. in folklore and mythology from UCLA. Her previous book, Rubber Soul: Rubber Stamps and Correspondence Art was published by University Press of Mississippi as part of their Folk Art & Artists series. Those interested in her varied work may wish to visit one of her many websites:,,, and of course, She makes her home in the Los Angeles area.