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18th Feb '18 11:11:07 AM nombretomado
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* During the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War]], the exact same coffee substitutes were in use. There was even a brand of acorn coffee, "Zheludin" (lit. Acornine) that was marketed even after the hurdle was cleared, as a "healthy" coffee.

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* During the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]], the exact same coffee substitutes were in use. There was even a brand of acorn coffee, "Zheludin" (lit. Acornine) that was marketed even after the hurdle was cleared, as a "healthy" coffee.
2nd Feb '18 9:25:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In the ''StarTrekVanguard'' book ''Precipice'', Diego Reyes tries raktajino, and quickly concludes that it's ''nothing'' like coffee.

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** In the ''StarTrekVanguard'' ''Literature/StarTrekVanguard'' book ''Precipice'', Diego Reyes tries raktajino, and quickly concludes that it's ''nothing'' like coffee.
27th Dec '17 2:21:32 PM DaibhidC
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* A ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article about food and drink in the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting mentions kaffet, a bean grown in the Balkunish Basin (Oerth's FantasyCounterpartCulture Arabia) and made into a "bitter tonic" that promotes wakefulness.

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* A ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article about food and drink in the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting mentions kaffet, a bean grown in the Balkunish Baklunish Basin (Oerth's FantasyCounterpartCulture Arabia) and made into a "bitter tonic" that promotes wakefulness.
6th Nov '17 10:33:32 AM PianoMurderer
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* MyLittlePonyFreindshipIsMagic's ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' features wake-up juice. Unusually, this beverage explicitly exists alongside tea and coffee; the particular source of wake-up juice is as-yet unrevealed.

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* MyLittlePonyFreindshipIsMagic's The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' features wake-up juice. juice as the stimulant drink of pony choice. Unusually, this beverage explicitly exists alongside tea and coffee; coffee. (The latter is indicated to be, at best, an acquired taste for most ponies (and a near-addiction for Cadance).) Little is known about the particular beverage other than its color (creamy yellow), the fact that it's plant-based -- and those same plants, if raised in the vicinity of wild magic, are the source of wake-up juice is as-yet unrevealed.
the FantasticDrug Exam Crystal.
21st Oct '17 3:06:58 PM nombretomado
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* Having to rely on coffee substitutes (called ''[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaffee]]'' or ''[[InherentlyFunnyWords Muckefuck]]'') was also necessary in WestGermany during the post-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war]] era, as well as in EastGermany during TheSeventies. The "seventies coffee crisis" (which did affect the West, but mostly ended up producing higher prices rather than scarcity per se) resulted from a bad harvest in Brasil and the GDR's notorious lack of hard currency with which to buy coffee. First they tried substituting coffee with the aforementioned products and then they invested in Vietnam, which at that time had an infant coffee industry at best, causing it to take a path towards the second biggest coffee producer in the world today, mostly focused on mass producing cheap varieties. To this day Germany and Vietnam enjoy surprisingly strong relations and ties of all sorts for two countries so far apart without a history of colonialism or a shared language between them.

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* Having to rely on coffee substitutes (called ''[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaffee]]'' or ''[[InherentlyFunnyWords Muckefuck]]'') was also necessary in WestGermany UsefulNotes/WestGermany during the post-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war]] era, as well as in EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany during TheSeventies. The "seventies coffee crisis" (which did affect the West, but mostly ended up producing higher prices rather than scarcity per se) resulted from a bad harvest in Brasil and the GDR's notorious lack of hard currency with which to buy coffee. First they tried substituting coffee with the aforementioned products and then they invested in Vietnam, which at that time had an infant coffee industry at best, causing it to take a path towards the second biggest coffee producer in the world today, mostly focused on mass producing cheap varieties. To this day Germany and Vietnam enjoy surprisingly strong relations and ties of all sorts for two countries so far apart without a history of colonialism or a shared language between them.
22nd Sep '17 8:54:26 PM TitaniumDragon
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* MyLittlePonyFreindshipIsMagic's ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' features wake-up juice. Unusually, this beverage explicitly exists alongside tea and coffee; the particular source of wake-up juice is as-yet unrevealed.
22nd Sep '17 1:15:02 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the novella ''With Delicate Mad Hands'' by Creator/JamesTiptreeJr, having made a kind of controlled crash landing on the Pigworld (actually a brown dwarf star) she's been aiming for since childhood, Carol settles down to communicate with the residents (she can't leave her ship due to high levels of radiation) with a "breakfast bar and self-heating kaffy". This could be the real thing or a coffee substitute (since [[DividedStatesOfAmerica Earth's recovering]] from [[AfterTheEnd several apocalyptic wars]]).
15th Jul '17 3:52:24 PM nombretomado
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* Having to rely on coffee substitutes (called ''[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaffee]]'' or ''[[InherentlyFunnyWords Muckefuck]]'') was also necessary in WestGermany during the post-[[WorldWarII war]] era, as well as in EastGermany during TheSeventies. The "seventies coffee crisis" (which did affect the West, but mostly ended up producing higher prices rather than scarcity per se) resulted from a bad harvest in Brasil and the GDR's notorious lack of hard currency with which to buy coffee. First they tried substituting coffee with the aforementioned products and then they invested in Vietnam, which at that time had an infant coffee industry at best, causing it to take a path towards the second biggest coffee producer in the world today, mostly focused on mass producing cheap varieties. To this day Germany and Vietnam enjoy surprisingly strong relations and ties of all sorts for two countries so far apart without a history of colonialism or a shared language between them.

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* Having to rely on coffee substitutes (called ''[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaffee]]'' or ''[[InherentlyFunnyWords Muckefuck]]'') was also necessary in WestGermany during the post-[[WorldWarII post-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war]] era, as well as in EastGermany during TheSeventies. The "seventies coffee crisis" (which did affect the West, but mostly ended up producing higher prices rather than scarcity per se) resulted from a bad harvest in Brasil and the GDR's notorious lack of hard currency with which to buy coffee. First they tried substituting coffee with the aforementioned products and then they invested in Vietnam, which at that time had an infant coffee industry at best, causing it to take a path towards the second biggest coffee producer in the world today, mostly focused on mass producing cheap varieties. To this day Germany and Vietnam enjoy surprisingly strong relations and ties of all sorts for two countries so far apart without a history of colonialism or a shared language between them.
12th Jul '17 6:21:23 AM Divra
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* In Creator/ElizabethMoon's ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' series, the stimulant drink of choice is "sib". It's not clear whether it is more akin to coffee or tea.
** There is also "asar", which is given to sentries on outdoor duty to give them energy and some heat.

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* In Creator/ElizabethMoon's ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' series, the stimulant drink of choice is "sib". It's not clear whether it Sib is more akin to coffee or tea.
a mixture of bitter herbs steeped in water, sort of like tea - except tea exists in the setting as well, and sib is different (tea is a luxury good of limited availability, sib is included in mercenaries' rations).
** There is also "asar", which might be a candidate, but apart from that it is served hot, has stimulating and restorative properties attributed to it and that it is given to sentries on outdoor duty to give them energy and some heat.duty, nothing is known.
8th Jul '17 4:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* There are a wide variety of variations to or replacements for coffee as any visitor to Starbucks knows. See TheOtherWiki's list of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_substitute coffee substitutes]] for some examples.

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* There are a wide variety of variations to or replacements for coffee as any visitor to Starbucks knows. See TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's list of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_substitute coffee substitutes]] for some examples.
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