You Probably Thought We Disappeared… What Is Slothee Wants Coffee?

Long time, no talk!

You may not have heard from us at Travel Foodie Mom for a while, but we wanted to update you with our new endeavor… Slothee Wants Coffee!

Nikki, of Travel Foodie Mom, wrote Slothee Wants Coffee with her 8-year-old son and it has been recently fully funded on Kickstarter. There is still time left to pre-order here:

In Slothee Wants Coffee, Slothee travels from Costa Rica to Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Hawaii in search of the perfect cup of coffee. On the way, he meets new friends and learns about coffee and culture. Will Slothee find the best cup of coffee? Read this book to join him on an educational, yet fun adventure!

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After traveling domestically and internationally, the inspiration behind ‘Slothee Wants Coffee’ comes from the love of exploration (and coffee)! As a single mom, my goal is to set my son up for success and allow him to experience new surroundings. Slothee and Slothee’s mom represent that relationship and desire to encourage learning through discovery.

On a trip to Costa Rica, we fell in love with sloths, seeing them in the rainforests and watching their slow, yet smooth movements. It is our spirit-animal! After taking a coffee (and chocolate) tour, we learned that there is much more than just brewing a cup of coffee. From bean to your cup, it is a process. We wanted to bring that process to life and add fun facts in the book that kids can understand and relate to.

Throughout this book, we hope to excite children and parents to explore cultures outside of the norm. Not only will you meet Slothee’s friends, but you will learn about coffee and traditions. Travel virtually to different countries with Slothee!


*The sample pages below are not in order and are being shared to give you a glimpse into the overall style.


Publishing a book is a process. In fact, ‘Slothee Wants Coffee’ became an idea one year exactly from when it will be printed and shipped. From writing to editing, illustrations to formatting, printing to shipping, and research in-between every step, it is not an easy process for a first-time author. However, it is a dream. With every emotion came a sigh of relief, knowing that it is a process and the end result will outweigh the many sleepless nights of working on this passion.


Nikki Pezzopane

Nikki is originally from Metro Detroit but moved to Arizona in high school. She attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, receiving a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Nikki also earned a Master’s in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. However, she realized her heart wasn’t with her degree path and took a different route in life by starting a Digital Marketing/Social Media Management company in 2014. Nikki always had a love for writing, even at a young age, so she was inspired by Cameron’s idea, and together they wrote Slothee Wants Coffee. She also has a passion for travel, having traveled to 38 states and 16 countries. 

Cameron Fica

Cameron has a passion for traveling and went on an airplane for the first time at 3-months old. He is 8-years old, has lived in 3 states, and traveled to 14 countries and 22 states. Cameron loves sloths and came up with the idea of Slothee Wants Coffee during a trip to Costa Rica. He also loves playing on the beach, science experiments, and playing Roblox.

Keep in touch with the authors, and find more of their work here:


Facebook: @slotheewantscoffee

Instagram: @slotheewantscoffee


Yury from Yury Illustration is an illustrator based in Europe. Since at an early age, besides drawing she began painting in oil and many other traditional mediums. When she is not drawing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, board games, and bicycle rides. She is a lover of the outdoors, nature, animals, diversity, meeting new people, and exploring new cultures. Her love for art led her to study and graduate as an architect at the university. Today, she is dedicated to helping others bring their words to life through illustrations. She has illustrated children’s books that are available through Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble.

     Keep in touch with the illustrator, and find more of her work here:
     Facebook: @yuryillustration
     Instagram: @yuryillustration



Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU so much for your support!  We hope that this book brings your family a sense of adventure and becomes a new favorite in your home! If you have any questions, please send us a message.

Pre-order Slothee Wants Coffee HERE.

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