Nothings better then that first cup of coffee in the morning, except maybe that second cup, or even third. What can be more American then a good cup of joe? The caffeine found in coffee acts as a stimulus creating a mild euphoric feeling and staving off the feeling of drowsiness caused from lack of sleep from being up all night studying large complex law books. With an alert workforce, America can be even more productive in doing the things it does, whatever it does, even if the people doing the things they do, do not understand what it is they are doing, or why they are doing them.
If a person is standing at the water cooler too long at work his or her boss may ask "Why are you standing here at this water cooler and not working? You're fired!" But if the boss catches the same person standing at the coffee pot, the may say "that person standing at the coffee pot is a real 'go-getter' I think he or she deserves a raise."
Coffee is the true social lubricant of American society. Alcohol, which has always had the credit of being a social lubricant, has its place as a social beverage, but expensive costs at bars, DUI penalties, and the social stigma of drinking at work, cause it to have an adverse effect to social values. Also, with excessive alcohol consumption comes the all-too-familiar, and dreaded, question "what was I thinking last night"
Self-proclaimed coffee-addicts, such as myself do not encounter the social blameworthiness as alcoholics do. Have you ever heard of a coffeeic? No! Because the English lexicon contains no such word. Why, the very thought of being chastised because of a coffee addiction is repulsive to most Americans.
Coffeto ergo sum (I drink coffee therefore, I am). If you share my passion for the magic dark brew feel free send a message or wink, and maybe we can discuss the finer points of a fair Verona vs. Sumatra roost over a triple venti no whip mocha.