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.

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