A Terrible Event At A Wonderful Coffee House


Taylor Roasted

Taylor Roasted CoffeeHouse, an extraordinary coffee house exists in Northampton, PA, a small town in  the northern part of the Lehigh Valley, PA.  It is one of my favorite places, and it feels like going to SoHo in New York City when I sit there with coffee and write. The atmosphere is friendly and artistic, and it is one of those places where people feel comfortable to sit by themselves, with others, or to have conversation with other patrons of the shop. Also, their coffee is the best I have ever had, and this comes from a serious lover of java!

Unfortunately, someone severely damaged the establishment, and I am quoting from their Facebook Page:

“The coffeehouse will unfortunately be closed for a while. In the middle of the night, someone extended the garden hose from the Uptown Park into our coffee roasters exhaust pipe and turned the water fully on. It completely flooded our roaster, a large portion of the upstairs area, and our basement. As we dry out, clean, and repair the shop, we will keep everyone updated on a reopening date. Thank you everyone for your continual support.”

The owners are wonderful people and friends of ours, and I hope that when they return to business, everyone will consider placing an order for their excellent coffee–and yes, it can be delivered!

Hidden Treasures of the Lehigh Valley, PA: Taylor Roasted Coffeehouse



This post is the beginning of a new series in which I will speak of wonderful places in the area of the world called the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. For those of you who are not familiar with this locale, it is in eastern, PA and encompasses three larger cities, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton, along with many other smaller communities. About 725,000 or so people inhabit this part of the world.

The first offering in this series is Taylor Roasted Coffeehouse in Northampton, PA, a small town of around 10,000 people in the Northwest corner of the valley.


I love coffee;  I drink it from morning to evening, and I never teach or write without a cup of coffee from which I can drink.  I also love coffee houses, and the Taylor Roasted Coffeehouse in Northampton is not only the finest in the Lehigh Valley, and there are many, but I would argue it is among the very best anywhere!  This establishment offers the best coffee I have had, which the owners roast themselves! And the aroma when they do is extraordinary.  Additionally, the owners also offer excellent baked goods as well.


Unfortunately, the coffeehouse has  been limited to takeout service because of the pandemic, but when it is open, and I am hoping that will be in the not too distant future, the atmosphere is like a little piece of SoHo or Greenwich Village in this tiny corner of the Lehigh Valley, PA. Artwork from local students adorns the walls, books and musical instruments help create the atmosphere, and the owners are gracious and welcoming!

Taylor Roasted Coffeehouse now offers not only take out for the local community but also orders that can be sent around the country.  I encourage all of you, if you love coffee, to order from them. You will not be disappointed.

They can be found here Taylor Roasted Coffeehouse.

If you order, please include this code: CFRENCH5, and you will receive 5% off your order! Part of each sale goes to help support this blog.


A Book Reading/Signing of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French At The Taylor Roasted CoffeeHouse



My next book reading/signing of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I will be on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 P.M. at the wonderful Taylor Roasted CoffeeHouse in Northampton, PA.  If any of you happen to be near or in the Lehigh Valley, PA, you are cordially invited to attend. Not only will I be grateful to you for participating, but also you will have the opportunity to indulge in the best coffee in this part of the Unites States as well as freshly baked goodies!


Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is available for purchase on Amazon either as an ebook or a print book!

Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview: