History Main / KlatchianCoffee

19th Feb '17 11:03:01 PM WillBGood
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_espresso Its wikipedia page]] as well as similar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_iced_coffee Vietnamese]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_filter_coffee South Indian.]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_espresso Its wikipedia page]] Cuban Espresso]] as well as the similar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_iced_coffee Vietnamese]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_filter_coffee South Indian.]]Indian]] coffees.
16th Feb '17 12:35:08 AM Kvaseren
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* In real life, combining lots of caffeine with lots of alcohol (to use the trope names, mixing Klatchian Coffee ''with'' a GargleBlaster) tends to produce some rather dangerous effects, to the point that it's hard to to tell which set of effects on which life-critical system (namely, your heart or your lungs) will kill you first. The worst part is that the conflicting buzzes prevent you from knowing your limits on either. Thus, one of the nastier "overdoses" to show up in First World emergency departments is the "Red Bull and Vodka" (or substitute your favored local caffeine-and-ethanol concoction) OD - which results in an unconscious patient with a very deadly combination of supraventricular tachycardia and respiratory failure. In response to this class of incident, the FDA in November 2010 clamped down on drinks like Four Loko and Joose by setting limits on the amount of caffeine that can be in the drinks.

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* In real life, combining lots of caffeine with lots of alcohol (to use the trope names, mixing Klatchian Coffee ''with'' a GargleBlaster) tends to produce some rather dangerous effects, to the point that it's hard to to tell which set of effects on which life-critical system (namely, your heart or your lungs) will kill you first. The worst part is that the conflicting buzzes prevent you from knowing your limits on either. Thus, one of the nastier "overdoses" to show up in First World emergency departments is the "Red Bull and Vodka" (or substitute your favored local caffeine-and-ethanol concoction) OD - which results in an unconscious patient with a very deadly combination of supraventricular tachycardia and respiratory failure. In response to this class of incident, the FDA in November 2010 clamped down on drinks like Four Loko and Joose by setting limits on the amount of caffeine that can be in the drinks.
25th Jan '17 4:54:27 PM GELGOOG
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Hogarth suffers from these effects after drinking an espresso offered by Dean.
10th Jan '17 4:25:19 AM bombadil211
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* Adam Ferrara has a story of when he went to Jamaica, trying some of the local coffee, and having to [[PottyFailure make a beeline to the nearest bathroom]] as the locals laugh at him and all he can do is pathetically yell: "It's not funny!"

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* Adam Ferrara has a story of when he went to visiting Jamaica, trying some of the local coffee, and having to [[PottyFailure make a beeline to the nearest bathroom]] as the locals laugh at him and all he can do is pathetically yell: "It's not funny!"
10th Jan '17 4:25:01 AM bombadil211
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* Adam Ferrara has a story of when he went to Jamaica, trying some of the local coffee, and having to [[PottyFailure make a beeline to the nearest bathroom]] as the locals laugh at him and all he can do is pathetically yell: "It's not funny!"
29th Dec '16 3:40:33 PM Spindriver
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** Discworld is the home of the TropeNamer. Klatchian Coffee is so potent that it can take you right through sobriety and out the other side, into a state of horrifying depressive hyper-awareness known as knurd ([[SdrawkcabName "drunk" spelled backwards]]). In order to offset its effects, Klatchian Coffee enthusiasts typically drink Desert Orakh (one of several Discworld {{Gargle Blaster}}s) to make sure they're safely drunk.

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** The Discworld is the home of the TropeNamer. Klatchian Coffee is so potent that it can take you right through sobriety and out the other side, into a state of horrifying depressive hyper-awareness known as knurd ([[SdrawkcabName "drunk" spelled backwards]]). In order to offset its effects, Klatchian Coffee enthusiasts typically drink Desert Orakh (one of several Discworld {{Gargle Blaster}}s) to make sure they're safely drunk.


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* As noted above, the trope namer is found on the Discworld -- so the ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for the stuff.
12th Dec '16 5:28:04 PM DavidDelony
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** The only way to top this required replacing caffeine with cocaine, which is several times more potent stimulant. In combination with ethanol in the body, cocaine can also produce a stimulant called cocaethylene, which may have a stronger cardiac effect than plain cocaine. This vile decoct was actually called "the trench cocktail" (окопный коктейль ''okopniy kokteyl''), because it was introduced as a military stimulant during WWI. During the Russian Civil War, such an alcohol-cocaine tincture was very popular among Baltic Fleet sailors (a primary Revolutionary muscle) as a stimulant and rumored cure-it-all. Given the typhoid fever outbreak that was raging around at the time, these sailors might've been up to something, though. It's also known as "Baltic Tea", a neologism coined by the modern writer Creator/VictorPelevin. Taking this UpToEleven by replacing alcohol with heroin or other opiods, known as a "speedball", can have deadly results. The use of a stimulant can trick even experienced heroin users into thinking they've taken a safe amount when they've actually overdosed. Compounding the problem is the varying purity of street drugs. For these reasons speedballs have been implicated in many heroin overdoses, including Creator/RiverPhoenix and Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.

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** The only way to top this required replacing caffeine with cocaine, which is several times more potent stimulant. In combination with ethanol in the body, cocaine can also produce a stimulant called cocaethylene, which may have a stronger cardiac effect than plain cocaine. This vile decoct was actually called "the trench cocktail" (окопный коктейль ''okopniy kokteyl''), because it was introduced as a military stimulant during WWI. During the Russian Civil War, such an alcohol-cocaine tincture was very popular among Baltic Fleet sailors (a primary Revolutionary muscle) as a stimulant and rumored cure-it-all. Given the typhoid fever outbreak that was raging around at the time, these sailors might've been up to something, though. It's also known as "Baltic Tea", a neologism coined by the modern writer Creator/VictorPelevin. Taking this UpToEleven by replacing alcohol with heroin or other opiods, known as a "speedball", can have deadly results. The use of a stimulant can trick even experienced heroin users into thinking they've taken a safe amount when they've actually overdosed. Compounding the problem is the varying purity of street drugs. For these reasons speedballs have been implicated in many heroin overdoses, including Creator/JohnBelushi, Creator/RiverPhoenix and Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.
12th Dec '16 5:25:39 PM DavidDelony
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** The only way to top this required replacing caffeine with cocaine, which is several times more potent stimulant. In combination with ethanol in the body, cocaine can also produce a stimulant called cocaethylene, which may have a stronger cardiac effect than plain cocaine. This vile decoct was actually called "the trench cocktail" (окопный коктейль ''okopniy kokteyl''), because it was introduced as a military stimulant during WWI. During the Russian Civil War, such an alcohol-cocaine tincture was very popular among Baltic Fleet sailors (a primary Revolutionary muscle) as a stimulant and rumored cure-it-all. Given the typhoid fever outbreak that was raging around at the time, these sailors might've been up to something, though. It's also known as "Baltic Tea", a neologism coined by the modern writer Creator/VictorPelevin.

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** The only way to top this required replacing caffeine with cocaine, which is several times more potent stimulant. In combination with ethanol in the body, cocaine can also produce a stimulant called cocaethylene, which may have a stronger cardiac effect than plain cocaine. This vile decoct was actually called "the trench cocktail" (окопный коктейль ''okopniy kokteyl''), because it was introduced as a military stimulant during WWI. During the Russian Civil War, such an alcohol-cocaine tincture was very popular among Baltic Fleet sailors (a primary Revolutionary muscle) as a stimulant and rumored cure-it-all. Given the typhoid fever outbreak that was raging around at the time, these sailors might've been up to something, though. It's also known as "Baltic Tea", a neologism coined by the modern writer Creator/VictorPelevin. Taking this UpToEleven by replacing alcohol with heroin or other opiods, known as a "speedball", can have deadly results. The use of a stimulant can trick even experienced heroin users into thinking they've taken a safe amount when they've actually overdosed. Compounding the problem is the varying purity of street drugs. For these reasons speedballs have been implicated in many heroin overdoses, including Creator/RiverPhoenix and Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.
23rd Nov '16 3:28:24 AM Skuld
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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] makes a potion with this effect in ''Literature/FoolMoon''. Naturally, the liquid base is coffee, and other ingredients include a doughnut (breakfast of champions), dawn sunshine, and cheery music. Drinking it takes him from beaten up and worn out to whistling ''Carmen'' and composing a poem about autumn, and effortlessly mopping the floor with a pack of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent loup-garou]]... [[HeroicRROD until it wears off.]]

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] makes a potion with this effect in ''Literature/FoolMoon''. Naturally, the liquid base is coffee, and other ingredients include a doughnut (breakfast of champions), dawn sunshine, and cheery music. Drinking it takes him from beaten up and worn out to whistling ''Carmen'' and composing a poem about autumn, and effortlessly mopping the floor with a pack of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent loup-garou]]...human lychantropes]]... [[HeroicRROD until it wears off.]]
18th Nov '16 4:59:46 AM Bissek
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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'''s Valhallans have tanna, the 40K version of chifir (Russian prison tea). Cain downs the stuff without a problem, while Veil says it's definitely an acquired taste. It becomes a running gag that if he goes more than a day without it he gets mild withdrawal symptoms and enough of a craving that he'll ask about it as soon as meets Valhallans again; after an event early in his career where he fought half-way across a planet after jokingly claiming it was to get some his aid started carrying a supply at all times.

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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'''s Valhallans have tanna, the 40K version of chifir (Russian prison tea). Cain downs the stuff without a problem, while Veil says it's definitely an acquired taste. It becomes a running gag that if he goes more than a day without it he gets mild withdrawal symptoms and enough of a craving that he'll ask about it as soon as meets Valhallans again; after an event early in his career where he fought half-way across a planet (Through an Ork Waaagh, Warboss included) after jokingly claiming it was to get some his aid aide started carrying a supply at all times.
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