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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.]]
25th Dec '15 6:28:53 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' universe has "soycaf". Because everything on the whole planet that is available to the working classes will be [[FutureFoodIsArtificial made of soy]] in the future, even [[FridgeLogic things that would grow better in their respective climates]].\\ \\ This is later {{Ret Con}}ned somewhat. There is also algae, and small shrimp grown in giant factory farms to add more variety. Real food (not made from soy) is eaten daily by middle class and higher. Soy food is the equivlent to modern-day processed foods. Only the really poor (And Shadowrunners needing to buy ammo) buy unprocessed soy.
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' universe has "soycaf". Because everything on the whole planet that is available to the working classes will be [[FutureFoodIsArtificial made of soy]] in the future, even [[FridgeLogic things that would grow better in their respective climates]].\\ \\ This climates]]. **This is later {{Ret Con}}ned somewhat. There is also algae, and small shrimp grown in giant factory farms to add more variety. Real food (not made from soy) is eaten daily by middle class and higher. Soy food is the equivlent to modern-day processed foods. Only the really poor (And Shadowrunners needing to buy ammo) buy unprocessed soy.
25th Dec '15 6:27:36 PM WillKeaton
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* The crew of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' pretty much relies on '[[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Raktajino raktajino]]', sometimes explicitly referred to as Klingon coffee, to get through their day, even though none of them are Klingon. Indeed at least one of them only learned of Klingons recently, and the only Klingon in the main cast doesn't actually drink the stuff.
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* The crew of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' pretty much relies on '[[http://memory-alpha.[[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Raktajino raktajino]]', "raktajino,"]] sometimes explicitly referred to as Klingon coffee, to get through their day, even though none of them are Klingon. Indeed at least one of them only learned of Klingons recently, and the only Klingon in the main cast doesn't actually drink the stuff.
25th Dec '15 6:27:01 PM WillKeaton
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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has "caf tea", or "coffeine" or "caffa" or just "caf", depending on the writer, since most of them don't like or haven't bothered looking up the words already coined. It's a big universe and these all might be distinct beverages or brands, but even so. And [[Literature/XWingSeries oratay]], which is apparently rare. Averted with the highly exotic drink ''hot chocolate''. One ''Jedi Apprentice'' book mentions "kopi tea", which is sorta funny when you know [[BilingualBonus "kopi" is Malay for "coffee"]].
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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has "caf tea", or "coffeine" or "caffa" or just "caf", depending on the writer, since most of them don't like or haven't bothered looking up the words already coined. It's a big universe and these all might be distinct beverages or brands, but even so. And [[Literature/XWingSeries oratay]], which is apparently rare. Averted with the highly exotic drink ''hot chocolate''. One ''Jedi Apprentice'' book mentions "kopi tea", which is sorta funny when you know [[BilingualBonus "kopi" is Malay for "coffee"]].
24th Dec '15 5:15:52 AM eroock
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-->"Nad and Dan adn Quaffy", Creator/DianaWynneJones
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-->"Nad -->-- "Nad and Dan adn Quaffy", Creator/DianaWynneJones
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