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Java Jive

Plinky asked, “Do you need cof­fee to wake up in the morn­ing?”

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I wouldn’t say I need it, because I don’t drink it every day. I do, how­ev­er, enjoy it, espe­cial­ly if I’m able to sit down and sip a cup in that qui­et time before any­one else is up and about.

My pre­ferred cof­fee at home is Suis­se Mocha, and the sug­ar-free sort is also decaf­feinat­ed. 1 Back when I was at Agnes Scott, my friend Anne Mireille would ask me if I was drink­ing brown crayons because of the residue Suis­se Mocha leaves behind in the cup. By the end of fall quar­ter, she too was enjoy­ing “brown crayons” because the stuff is just that good, no mat­ter how it looks.

Away from home, I enjoy Star­bucks’ Rasp­ber­ry Vanil­la Mocha. No, that isn’t on the menu — it’s a spe­cial order, and well worth the trou­ble (two pumps of each syrup added to the reg­u­lar mocha for the Grande size). That’s even more calo­rie-laden than the reg­u­lar Suis­se Mocha, though, so it’s a very spe­cial treat.

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1 I do wish the com­pa­ny would give me more choic­es there, but they don’t.