History MustHaveCaffeine / RealLife

21st Apr '16 9:42:24 AM CaptEquinox
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** So was NeilYoung until Starbucks became involved in a lawsuit to stop a Vermont law that requires GMO foods to be labeled. [[http://neilyoung.com/?frontpage=true He says he'll forego his morning latte]] until they come clean about their involvement.

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** So was NeilYoung until Starbucks became involved in a lawsuit to stop a Vermont law that requires GMO foods to be labeled. [[http://neilyoung.com/?frontpage=true He says he'll forego his morning latte]] until they come clean about their involvement. He even wrote a song about it: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC2DpGaykaI A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop]]".
4th Apr '16 10:34:35 AM Jhonny
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* Probably the most serious political crisis in the GDR after the 1953 revolts and before the events that led to its fall was related to coffee. [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffeekrise_in_der_DDR that other wiki]] has an article on it (in German). Basically, the GDR ran out of hard currency to buy coffee at a time when the world market prices hit a new high. As Saxony (than as now the culturally dominant region of East Germany) was renowned for its "coffee culture" centuries before the GDR rolled around, this became SeriousBusiness. On no other topic did the GDR government ever get so many letters of complaint. And we are talking about a regime that most of the time had a shortage of decent housing. Eventually the GDR resolved the problem by helping Vietnam (which up to that point had no coffee culture or cultivation whatsoever) become the second largest coffee producer in the world.
26th Feb '16 10:16:52 AM AwkwardNinja
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* Seeing how [[UsefulNotes/{{ADHD}} ADHD]] is often treated with amphetamines, many people either self-medicate or supplement their meds with copious amounts of caffeine.
25th Jan '16 9:45:06 PM lorgskyegon
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* In Turkey, people like coffee strong. So much so that in the Balkans, "Turkish coffee" has become a nickname for extremely strong coffee. Indeed, "Turkish Coffee" is a staple at Balkan or Mediterranean cafes and restaurants elsewhere as well. It's typically brewed by boiling the grounds for 5-10 minutes.

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* In Turkey, people like coffee strong. So much so that in the Balkans, "Turkish coffee" has become a nickname for extremely strong coffee. Indeed, "Turkish Coffee" is a staple at Balkan or Mediterranean cafes and restaurants elsewhere as well. It's typically brewed by boiling the grounds for 5-10 minutes.minutes and grinding them extra small.
25th Jan '16 5:04:13 PM lorgskyegon
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* Professional wrestlers are generally big time coffee drinkers. [[UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] and RandySavage were among the biggest consumers. The Warrior claims that before their match at Wrestlemania VII, they consumed a combined ''five gallons''.
13th Dec '15 9:52:38 AM TheMasterPanda
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* In stage crew, it's very common for the whole crew to be drinking strong coffee when not actively changing the scene. Likewise, it is commonly said that the stage manager is fueled by coffee and rage.
24th Nov '15 5:56:34 PM Prioris
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** For sheer MagnificentBastard value, consider the owners/operators of hospital coffee shops. These establishments are frequently the only purveyors of high-quality coffee and tea within at least a mile's radius of the hospital, offer 24-hour service, and accept badge-swipe paycheck deduction for payment. It's small wonder that institutions with such services "suggest" that staff set a cap on their monthly badge funds, to avoid one's ''entire paycheck'' inadvertently going to feed one's caffeine habit.
** Hospital-based healthcare generally is also powered by caffeine, and nowhere more so than in emergency medicine (see also: 24/7/365 duty hours, routine need for SuperDoc levels of diagnostic capability regardless of one's current fatigue level). A common "you might be an ER staffer if" joke describes caffeine and ibuprofen as two of the four basic food groups, and the joke isn't far wrong.



* Human healthcare is also powered by caffeine, and nowhere more so than in emergency medicine (see also: 24/7/365 duty hours, routine need for SuperDoc levels of diagnostic capability regardless of one's current fatigue level). A common "you might be an ER staffer if" joke describes caffeine and ibuprofen as two of the four basic food groups, and the joke isn't far wrong.
22nd Nov '15 8:41:24 PM SirSapphire
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* It's joked that the American library system runs on coffee. Library workers are often notorious for their love of the drink and many public libraries usually have ''multiple'' staff-only machines.
17th Nov '15 5:54:22 PM Allronix
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** The joke is that {{Seattle}} has an espresso cart on every corner. It's more like two or three ''per block'' in a commercial-zoned area. Even most of the gas stations in Western Washington have a coffee cart operating in the parking lot. It's gray, rainy, cold, and windy for nine months of the year, and it gets dark early due to the higher latitude. Add a large contingent of Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants in the city's early history, the more recent wave of East African immigrants, and a very large medical, scientific, and tech-based workforce; all of which are notorious for being fueled by massive amounts of coffee. [[http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2012/07/25/study-finds-pacific-coastal-water-is-caffeinated/ Even the city's water has measurable levels of caffeine.]]

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** The joke is that {{Seattle}} has an espresso cart on every corner. It's more like two or three ''per block'' in a commercial-zoned area. Even most of the gas stations in Western Washington have a coffee cart operating in the parking lot. It's gray, rainy, cold, and windy for nine months of the year, and it gets dark early due to the higher latitude. Add a large contingent of Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants in the city's early history, the more recent wave of East African immigrants, and a very large medical, scientific, and tech-based workforce; all of which are notorious for being fueled by massive amounts of coffee. [[http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2012/07/25/study-finds-pacific-coastal-water-is-caffeinated/ Even the city's region's water has measurable levels of caffeine.]]
17th Nov '15 5:53:45 PM Allronix
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** The joke is that {{Seattle}} has an espresso cart on every corner. It's more like two or three ''per block'' in a commercial-zoned area. Even most of the gas stations in Western Washington have a coffee cart operating in the parking lot. It's gray, rainy, cold, and windy for nine months of the year, and it gets dark early due to the higher latitude. Add a large contingent of Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants in the city's early history, the more recent wave of East African immigrants, and a very large medical, scientific, and tech-based workforce; all of which are notorious for being fueled by massive amounts of coffee.

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** The joke is that {{Seattle}} has an espresso cart on every corner. It's more like two or three ''per block'' in a commercial-zoned area. Even most of the gas stations in Western Washington have a coffee cart operating in the parking lot. It's gray, rainy, cold, and windy for nine months of the year, and it gets dark early due to the higher latitude. Add a large contingent of Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants in the city's early history, the more recent wave of East African immigrants, and a very large medical, scientific, and tech-based workforce; all of which are notorious for being fueled by massive amounts of coffee. [[http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2012/07/25/study-finds-pacific-coastal-water-is-caffeinated/ Even the city's water has measurable levels of caffeine.]]
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