Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised. ~ Star Trek: Voyager
“Just as casseroles made with canned string beans and ersatz [Campbell’s] cream of mushroom soup led to Julia Child [Margaret Fulton] and the foodie revolt in the 1960s, so did the ubiquity of Nescafé and other caffeinated insults lead to the birth of the speciality coffee industry”
“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891
(Dean and Rory are sitting at a table in Luke’s Diner. Luke refills Rory’s coffee mug)
RORY: Thank you.
LUKE: Do they let kids drink coffee before school?
RORY: Why, do you think it might lead to harder stuff? Lattes, cappucinos…
LUKE: Forget I asked. (walks away)
RORY: Great. Oh, there’s my bus. Sip. (sips coffee) Kiss. (they kiss) And bye.
(Rory exits the diner and runs to catch her bus as Luke walks over to the table)
LUKE: Fast runner.
DEAN: It’s the coffee.
LUKE: Not your face?
DEAN: Excuse me?
LUKE: Sorry, just missed my youth for a second. I’m back. Coffee?
Gilmore Girls – Season 3, Episode 3 “Application Anxiety”
On December 23, 1675, King Charles II of England stated in a Proclamation For the Suppression of Coffee Houses, “Whereas it is most apparent that the multitude of Coffee Houses of late years set up and kept within this Kingdom…and the great resort of idle and disaffected persons to them, have produced very much of their time, which might and probably would be employed in and about their Lawful Calling and Affairs; but also for that in such houses…divers, false, malitious, and scandalous reports are devised and spread abroad to the Defamation of His Majesty’s Government, and to the disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of the Realm; his Majesty hath though it fit and necessary, that the said Coffee Houses be (for the Future) put down and suppressed.
Note: Due to widespread citizen protests, this rule was revoked on January 8, 1676.