Crema (2022)


Esme, a barista, feels invisible, like a ghost . . . also, when Esme drinks too much coffee she actually sees ghosts. Yara, the elegant heir to a coffee plantation, is always seen, but only has eyes for Esme. Their world is turned upside down when the strange ghost of an old-world nobleman begs Esme to take his letter from New York City to a haunted coffee farm in Brazil, to reunite him with his lost love of a century ago. Bringing sinister tidings of unrequited love.

From: Dark Horse Books

Notes on This Title

The focal characters of this title are two women who are in a relationship. One is Brazilian, and specifically, is visually coded as Afro-Brazilian.




“I applaud ‘CREMA’ for its creativity and ambition, but in its attempts to be bold, the story falters.” (Source: AIPT)

“It’s as satisfying as a just-made café con leche.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

Crema is rich, bold and a cute, quick read. I wish I could have lingered longer with it.” (Source: The Queer Review)


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