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Playing With: Klatchian Coffee
Basic Trope: Insanely strong coffee.
  • Straight: Angie orders this new and exciting coffee drink. The entire coffeehouse goes quiet, and the barista asks her, "Are you sure?" and makes the drink for her. Angie drinks it, and Intoxication Ensues.
  • Exaggerated: The drink is put into a small espresso cup, but has the Caffeine Bullet Time effect of 10 espressos.
  • Downplayed: The coffeehouse menu features a drink called the "Red Eye" which is a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso. A drawing of a bloodshot eye decorates the menu next to the drink's name.
  • Justified:
    • Something has been added to the coffee to kick up the caffeine
    • The coffee is made from Super Beans that have been specially bred to produce 10x the normal amount of caffeine.
    • Coffin Varnish/ Student Coffee (coffee brewed using cola, energy drinks, or stale coffee)
  • Inverted:
    • Angie goes to a bar and orders herself not coffee, but a Gargle Blaster of some sort.
    • Angie orders decaf or a smoothie instead, because consuming caffeine is against her religion, she's pregnant, she's too sensitive to caffeine, etc.
  • Subverted: Angie drinks the coffee drink and bugs out for one moment, but feels just fine the next. Maybe a little more energized, but not bouncing off the walls (literally or figuratively).
  • Double Subverted: Angie feels relatively normal after drinking it, but then when she leaves the coffee house, she sees a combination of Caffeine Bullet Time, Mushroom Samba, and Intoxication Ensues happen.
  • Parodied:
    • Angie drinks the coffee, her eyes bug out, she has an epileptic seizure, then gets up and says how great the coffee is and that she'd like another one.
    • Angie has to sign a waiver upon ordering the coffee drink in question.
  • Zig Zagged: Different people react differently to the Klatchian Coffee in question.
  • Averted: Angie just orders normal coffee.
  • Enforced: "Let's have Angie, that lovable little caffeine addict, order a ridiculous coffee at Moonbucks! If it works, we can turn it into a Running Gag!"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Wow! That's some really strong coffee! What's in it?"
    • "Great coffee! Tastes Like Purple."
  • Invoked:
    • Angie's roommate Nancy tells her all about this powerful coffee drink and dares her to order it.
    • A coffeehouse develops a means of brewing unusually strong coffee in order to dole out vast amounts of caffeine and also because the drink would be regarded as impressive and cool.
  • Exploited: Angie orders a powerful coffee drink so she can have tons of energy.
  • Defied: Angie's roommate Nancy tells her all about this powerful coffee drink and dares her to order it. Angie does not take Nancy up on this dare.
  • Discussed: "Either Angie's got a deathwish, or she's a real Bad Ass, drinking that Klatchian Coffee!"
  • Conversed: "Since when do coffeehouses offer drinks like that? I'd expect that sorta thing at Carl's Bad Tavern, but not Moonbucks!"
  • Implied: Angie is shown grimacing and trembling while drinking coffee.
  • Deconstructed: Possibly an Aesop about caffeine consumption, the highly-caffeinated drink leads to serious medical issues for Angie, such as a heart attack. May or may not be fatal.
  • Reconstructed: If you drink enough coffee anyway, you'll be just fine drinking the Klatchian Coffee. If you aren't used to caffeine, this drink may be dangerous.
  • Played For Drama: Angie can't handle the power of the drink, and after a few minutes of wreaking havoc on her surroundings, she collapses and begins frothing at the mouth.
  • Played For Laughs: Angie finishes the coffee. Her eyes glow and she exclaims "I can see through time!"

I'll have a Klatchian Coffee to go, please!

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