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27th Apr '16 9:34:43 AM nupanick
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* ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' parodies this effect, but instead of coffee, it's the alcoholic drink "gin and tonic" that gets this treatment, showing up instead as "jynnan tonnyx", a [[ThatSoundsFamiliar suspiciously similar name]] which the Guide itself immediately lampshades. In light of this, one wonders whether Douglas Adams drank a lot while writing...
24th Apr '16 11:52:15 AM karstovich2
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* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, Lincoln cut off the South's access to coffee supplies. Desperate, the Confederacy tried to make substitutes of anything that they could get their hands on. This included faux-coffee made from chicory, roasted dandelion root, and toasted grain, best of all. Worst of all being ''acorns''.

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* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, Lincoln cut off the South's access to coffee supplies.supplies (coffee had to be imported by ship, and practically the first thing the Union did in the war was establish a general blockade of the South and its ports). Desperate, the Confederacy tried to make substitutes of anything that they could get their hands on. This included faux-coffee made from chicory, roasted dandelion root, and toasted grain, best of all. Worst of all being ''acorns''.
4th Apr '16 2:55:50 PM eowynjedi
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** In the episode where the crew goes back in time to "The Trouble With Tribbles", Odo (in disguise) distractedly asks the waitress for raktajino and then clarifies that it is Klingon coffee. She replies that they don't serve Klingon food and drink.

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** In the episode where the crew goes back in time to "The Trouble With Tribbles", Odo (in disguise) distractedly asks the waitress for raktajino and then clarifies that it is Klingon coffee. She replies that they don't serve Klingon food and drink.drink, and that he's the second person to ask for it, cluing him in that fugitive Darvin has passed that way.




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* A modern-day example occurs in one episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' when Wojo takes Dietrich's suggestion for a substitute in order to save water during a drought: hot Dr. Pepper. Barney is ''not'' pleased.
9th Feb '16 10:25:05 AM Sharlee
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* In Randall Garrett's ''Literature/LordDarcy'' books, coffee is called "caffe" in the Anglo-French Empire.

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* In Randall Garrett's ''Literature/LordDarcy'' books, coffee is called "caffe" in the Anglo-French Empire. A passing comment in one of the Kurland novels suggests that caffe might actually be ''hot chocolate'' rather than coffee.
19th Jan '16 10:28:37 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''DocSidhe'' novels by AaronAllston, the fair world equivalent of coffee is a bitter chocolate based drink named ''xioc'' (or, with milk, "''xioc au lait''"...). It takes some getting used to for the characters originally from Earth.

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* In the ''DocSidhe'' novels by AaronAllston, Creator/AaronAllston, the fair world equivalent of coffee is a bitter chocolate based drink named ''xioc'' (or, with milk, "''xioc au lait''"...). It takes some getting used to for the characters originally from Earth.
18th Jan '16 3:09:37 AM Underachiever
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* Subverted in the German SF novel ''Der Verbannte von Asyth'' ("The Exile from Asyth") -- the alien culture the title character and his companion-in-exile hail from has a drink that must be chemically virtually identical to Earth coffee judging by the latter's effects on one of them, but to them it acts as an [[AlienCatnip addictive intoxicant]].

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* Subverted Played with in the German SF novel ''Der Verbannte von Asyth'' ("The Exile from Asyth") -- the alien culture the title character and his companion-in-exile hail from has a drink that must be chemically virtually identical to Earth coffee judging by the latter's effects on one of them, but to them it acts as an [[AlienCatnip addictive intoxicant]].
intoxicant]]. Presumably 'klukol' would make an acceptable coffee substitute for Earthlings in turn.
18th Jan '16 3:07:55 AM Underachiever
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* Subverted in the German SF novel ''Der Verbannte von Asyth'' ("The Exile from Asyth") -- the alien culture the title character and his companion-in-exile hail from has a drink that must be chemically virtually identical to Earth coffee judging by the latter's effects on one of them, but to them it acts as an [[AlienCatnip addictive intoxicant]].
30th Dec '15 9:52:56 AM StFan
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** During World War II, most of the Continental Europe had to do without coffee or tobacco as these countries were cut off from their sources. Many substitutes for coffee were developed, with varying success while coffee (and tobacco) smuggling was an extremely profitable business. Allied POWs, especially Americans, who had access to real coffee and tobacco from Red Cross packages they received, often used them to bribe German guards.

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** * During World War II, most of the Continental Europe had to do without coffee or tobacco as these countries were cut off from their sources. Many substitutes for coffee were developed, with varying success while coffee (and tobacco) smuggling was an extremely profitable business. Allied POWs, [=POWs=], especially Americans, who had access to real coffee and tobacco from Red Cross packages they received, often used them to bribe German guards.
25th Dec '15 6:29:52 PM WillKeaton
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** Narrowly averted in [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original radio drama,]] where the computer ''offers'' Arthur the Uncoffee[[note]]almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea[[/note]], and he asks it to consider the possibility that he might actually '''want''' the unhealthy, non-nutritious version. The computer does so, but this takes up so much computing power that the group almost can't avoid the incoming nuclear missiles. [[BrickJoke And after the attack, it spits out a cup of real tea.]]

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** Narrowly averted in [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original radio drama,]] where the computer ''offers'' Arthur the Uncoffee[[note]]almost, Uncoffee,[[note]]almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea[[/note]], tea[[/note]] and he asks it to consider the possibility that he might actually '''want''' the unhealthy, non-nutritious version. The computer does so, but this takes up so much computing power that the group almost can't avoid the incoming nuclear missiles. [[BrickJoke And after the attack, it spits out a cup of real tea.]]
25th Dec '15 6:29:32 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' game, asking the food replicator for tea caused it to give you a healthy and nutritious tea substitute[[note]]which does have an in-game use, functioning as the Brownian motion generator for the Improbability Drive[[/note]]. You ''really'' have to work in order to get real tea out of the dang thing.
** Narrowly averted in [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original radio drama]], where the computer ''offers'' Arthur the Uncoffee[[note]]almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea[[/note]], and he asks it to consider the possibility that he might actually '''want''' the unhealthy, non-nutritious version. The computer does so, but this takes up so much computing power that the group almost can't avoid the incoming nuclear missiles. [[BrickJoke And after the attack, it spits out a cup of real tea.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' game, asking the food replicator for tea caused it to give you a healthy and nutritious tea substitute[[note]]which substitute.[[note]]This does have an in-game use, functioning as the Brownian motion generator for the Improbability Drive[[/note]]. Drive.[[/note]] You ''really'' have to work in order to get real tea out of the dang thing.
** Narrowly averted in [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original radio drama]], drama,]] where the computer ''offers'' Arthur the Uncoffee[[note]]almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea[[/note]], and he asks it to consider the possibility that he might actually '''want''' the unhealthy, non-nutritious version. The computer does so, but this takes up so much computing power that the group almost can't avoid the incoming nuclear missiles. [[BrickJoke And after the attack, it spits out a cup of real tea.]]
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