bossymarmalade: two cups of coffee from paris je t'aime (chocolate tea or coffee tea)
miss maggie ([personal profile] bossymarmalade) wrote2015-03-21 06:38 pm

mr. coffee nerves

Upon rewatching Pulp Fiction, I realized during a scene with Esmeralda Villa Lobos drinking coffee in her car that when this movie came out and I was graduating high school, if you wanted to take coffee with you somewhere, you used a thermos and drank out of the cap. And how when coffee shops first started cropping up, it was confusing because we were all like, "Why would you ever go to one of those places and just sit there with coffee when you could go to an actual place with food?" We didn't have Tim Hortons out in Vancouver back then, heh.

And in other nostalgic coffee ruminations, we've been watching Family Ties on Netflix and in one episode Alex boldly stated (at age 16 or 17) that he would drink a cup of coffee with his uncle. And his mom told him, "Okay, but half milk, honey, because you haven't had coffee before," and I was like, fuuuuuuck. Remember those days? When you had to be OLD ENOUGH to drink coffee? My parents very occasionally allowed us weak half-milk instant coffee, full of sugar. That was it. When I was a teenager coffee was such an adult beverage, and now elementary school kids trot around with Starbucks. The world I growed up in is gone.
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[personal profile] rhivolution 2015-03-22 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I was allowed coffee at holiday meals from when I was about ten and it was a Big Deal (I used to put Cool Whip from dessert in it which was both amazing and revolting), but once I hit puberty it was totally okay for me to have a cup in the morning and after church on Sunday and stuff. Being tall, no one gave me the 'stunt your growth' bs. We also had a couple of coffee places nearish to my high school but not near enough so it was always an After School thing.

I think morning coffee was a cultural thing for my family, tbh--German Lutherans go through a lot of coffee--but at the same time, it totally wasn't the ubiquitous thing it is now, to have your takeout latte to hand ALL THE TIME.
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[personal profile] rhivolution 2015-04-22 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
You'd think people would have a better sense of the environment--at least get a reusable mug!

Here in the UK, it's not super common to get machine brewed coffee ('filter coffee') as takeout. Most places will give you an Americano as your plain coffee and not really acknowledge the difference, despite the fact that the taste isn't the same at all. For me an Americano has its place and a cuppa coffee has its own separate place, but it's a cultural difference I grit my teeth and bear.