Java Nicknames

December 22, 2012

(Know a term that’s not included on this list? Add a comment and I’ll see to it!)

A Cup of Juan Valdez’s Best

Americano

Arbuckles: (Cowboy Coffee! Learn more about it.)

Battery Acid

Bean Juice

Black Gold

Black Ichor Of Life

Black Tea

Brain Juice

Brew: (According to the barista that submitted this term… a lot of customers just ask me for a “regular brew.” There are red eyes and black eyes, but that’s espresso in coffee… (1 for red, 2 for black, and then glass eye is 3, and we’ve affectionately named the 4 shots plus brew drink the heartstopper… that’s just our store though)

Brewtus

Café

Caffe

Caffeine

Caffeine Fix

C8H10N4O2: (The molecular formula for caffeine)

Cup of Brew

Cup of Joe

Cup of Jolt

Cuppa

Cupped Lightning

Daily Grind

Day-Starter

Decaf

Drip: (As in a “Venti Drip”)

Five basic grades: Coffee, java, jamoke, joe and carbon remover. (Author Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road)

Go Juice

God’s Blessing: Irish Coffee (Author Spider Robinson, Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon and sequels)

High Octane

High Test (Max tells me that “My dad always called his strong, black coffee “High Test” after the high-octane gasoline as well as something meeting very exacting specifications.”)

Jamoke: (Java + Mocha)

Java: (Island of Indonesia)

Jet Fuel

Jitter Juice

Jo

Kaffe: (Swedish)

Kape: (Manila)

Leaded

Lifeblood

Lifer’s Juice (From the Marine Corps)

Liquid Energy

Liquid Lightning

Misto: (A Starbuck’s Misto is a café au lait – otherwise known as un crème in Paris, France.)

Mocha

Mojo

Morning Mud

Morning Thunder

Mother’s Little Helper

Mud

Muddy Water

Murk

My Daily Energy

My Favorite Poison

Norwegian plasma (Submitted by a reader with a Scandinavian background)

One’s Daily Infusion

Perky

Plasma

Rocket Fuel

Swedish gasoline (Submitted by a reader with a Scandinavian background)

Tar

The Fix

The Regular

Turpentine

Unleaded

Vitamin C

Wakey Juice

Warmer Upper

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