History Main / Uncoffee

16th Apr '17 12:07:06 PM nombretomado
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** A piece of ''Warhammer 40k'' fluff had the Imperial Guard drinking "Recycled caffeine" at an outpost before they were massacred by the Tyranids (again). Probably as much a lampshading of their status as professional cannon fodder and terrible equipment as an example of this trope. It isn't stated what it is, but given this is from the administration that gave you '[[SoylentGreen Soylens Viridians]]' it's probably better not to ask.

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** A piece of ''Warhammer 40k'' fluff had the Imperial Guard drinking "Recycled caffeine" at an outpost before they were massacred by the Tyranids (again). Probably as much a lampshading of their status as professional cannon fodder and terrible equipment as an example of this trope. It isn't stated what it is, but given this is from the administration that gave you '[[SoylentGreen '[[Film/SoylentGreen Soylens Viridians]]' it's probably better not to ask.
2nd Apr '17 8:46:58 AM WhosAsking
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* For much of the 20th Century, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postum Postum]] (one of those roasted grain beverages; and yes, that's "Post" as in "Post Cereal") was hugely popular among Mormons. It was also given to children considered too young for coffee.

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* For much of the 20th Century, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postum Postum]] (one of those roasted grain beverages; and yes, that's "Post" as in "Post Cereal") was is hugely popular among Mormons.Mormons and Seventh-Day Adventists (it's still being made by a smaller firm that mostly markets to the aforementioned). It was also given to children considered too young for coffee.
30th Mar '17 4:17:26 PM Malysano
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**Drinking hot Dr Pepper was an actual (short-lived) fad at the time.
9th Mar '17 9:48:51 AM Antigone3
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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'': Later in the novels, cherrybean tea makes an appearance. Readers who are at all familiar with coffee need neither the InUniverse confirmation from Merlin nor the glossary entry to tell what this would have been called on Old Earth.
7th Feb '17 1:18:23 PM Jhonny
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* Eastern European countries still drink grain coffee. There was all sorts of mock-foreign products, including faux chocolate. One of the party leaders advocated abandoning lemons in favor of the Sauerkraut - which has roughly the same vitamin quotient. He changed his mind, when his wife prepared him some tea... with sauerkraut.

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* Eastern European countries still drink grain coffee. There was all sorts of mock-foreign products, including faux chocolate. One of the party leaders advocated abandoning lemons in favor of the Sauerkraut - which has roughly the same vitamin quotient.C content. He changed his mind, when his wife prepared him some tea... with sauerkraut.
7th Feb '17 10:30:53 AM Leporidae
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** Chicory caught on, after a fashion; it's still an ingredient, though now mixed with real coffee. Coffee-chicory blends are popular in Louisiana, and especially popular in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans.



** Chicory caught on, after a fashion; it's still an ingredient, though now mixed with real coffee. Coffee-chicory blends are popular in Louisiana, and especially popular in UsefulNotes/NewOrleans.
7th Feb '17 10:30:11 AM Leporidae
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** Eastern European countries still drink grain coffee. There was all sorts of mock-foreign products, including faux chocolate. One of the party leaders advocated abandoning lemons in favor of the Sauerkraut - which has roughly the same vitamin quotient. He changed his mind, when his wife prepared him some tea... with sauerkraut.

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** * Eastern European countries still drink grain coffee. There was all sorts of mock-foreign products, including faux chocolate. One of the party leaders advocated abandoning lemons in favor of the Sauerkraut - which has roughly the same vitamin quotient. He changed his mind, when his wife prepared him some tea... with sauerkraut.



** 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.
** Historically Russians are [[UsefulNotes/TeaAndTeaCulture much bigger on tea]], though (tea is right up there with [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka]] as far as how much Russians drink it). Reds ending up with all the stock from the pre-Revolutionary tea trade is often credited as one reasons for their victory, as they were able to introduce a strict dry law, giving out the tea in consolation, which lead to better morale and better health (as tea required boiling the water) in their troops.
** Due USA's economical block on Chile during Salvador Allende's presidential period, coffee became scant and very expensive, so an alternative made from barley was made, and even when coffee became cheap and easy to find again, the popularity of barley coffee substitute still prevails to date, specially among kids who can't drink caffeine.

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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.
** * Historically Russians are [[UsefulNotes/TeaAndTeaCulture much bigger on tea]], though (tea is right up there with [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka]] as far as how much Russians drink it). Reds ending up with all the stock from the pre-Revolutionary tea trade is often credited as one reasons for their victory, as they were able to introduce a strict dry law, giving out the tea in consolation, which lead to better morale and better health (as tea required boiling the water) in their troops.
** * Due USA's economical block on Chile during Salvador Allende's presidential period, coffee became scant and very expensive, so an alternative made from barley was made, and even when coffee became cheap and easy to find again, the popularity of barley coffee substitute still prevails to date, specially among kids who can't drink caffeine.
13th Dec '16 12:20:47 AM Jhonny
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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.

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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.
27th Nov '16 8:17:13 PM PaulA
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* [[TheGeneral Raj Whitehall]] reflects that the Gubierno Civil's High Command can't function without "kave" from distant Azania.

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* [[TheGeneral ''Literature/TheGeneral'': Raj Whitehall]] Whitehall reflects that the Gubierno Civil's High Command can't function without "kave" from distant Azania.
6th Nov '16 10:55:55 AM dracogeorge
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** Some fluff makes Recaf closer to being tea, such as in ''TabletopGame/OnlyWar'', which describes it as being made from crushed and brewed leaves. [[note]] The core rulebook spells it with only one F. [[/note]]
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