Jenn Hall

Edible Jersey: A Christmas Kaffeeklatsch in Collingswood

This is the beginning of Germany’s sweetest season.

When Franzi thinks about Christmas back home, what stands out is a profuse sense of quiet. “Christmas in Germany is one of a kind,” she says, “It’s a time for reflection,” Yet it’s also a time for community. Friends gather during Advent for kaffeeklatsch, or “coffee chatter”—aka, afternoon coffee and cake. This December, Amber Grain is creating a Jersey version, serving warm conversation, hot coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters and traditional Christmas cookies.

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Published in the Holiday 2017 issue

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