Khi Tách Cà Phê Còn Chưa Nguội

Khi Tách Cà Phê Còn Chưa Nguội Review

What would you change if you could go back in time?

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.

In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer's, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.

But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold . . .

Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story – translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot – explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?

Title:Khi Tách Cà Phê Còn Chưa Nguội
Edition Language:Vietnamese

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    Khi Tách Cà Phê Còn Chưa Nguội Reviews

  • Kate

    5/5starsNo question this is as good as everyone keeps saying. Absolutely beautifully simply written, incredibly unique especially on such an over used idea like time travel, absolutely tragic but also...

  • Claudia

    Despite the appealing subject, the writing ruined the reading for me. It is written more as a theater play than anything else, with the right setup and characters. Everything is explained and the whol...

  • Katie Lumsden

    I enjoyed this a lot - it's a sweet and powerful story, really nicely written and a great quick read....

  • Andrea Tome

    A poignant, atmospheric and heart-warming book which will make the perfect Winter read. Before the Coffee Gets Cold has one of the most original (and weirdly cosy?) premises I have ever read, and the ...

  • Alison

    I have to admit to being a little disappointed in this and not only because of the lack of a cat despite one being shown on the cover. Having recently developed a love of Japanese fiction I was very e...

  • Nattapan

    3.5 stars. Quite moving. In sum, this story indicates that the only thing you can really change is yourself....

  • Elsa Rajan Pradhananga

    I fell in love with the blurb of this book. Before the coffee gets cold is a collection of 4 interconnected stories set in a cafe that offers its customers the unique experience of traveling in time. ...

  • MRIDULA

    What if a cafe allowed you to go back in time and have a different conversation with someone you love, someone who is not with you anymore?Before the Coffee Gets Cold takes us to one such cafe, with i...

  • Emily Fordham

    Before the Coffee Gets Cold I’ve been in a run of really amazing books recently and because of this I’m reading more than ever. You know that phrase ‘sleep breeds sleep’? Well I think ‘readi...

  • Trishita (TrishReviews_ByTheBook)

    Folksy with a touch of magical realism, Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a time travelling novel translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot.The story is set in a quaint, unde...