What do you call your Coffee?

We love to give nicknames to people and places, right?

They are personalised, usually easy to say, and a little lazy. As though uttering a person’s proper name takes too much effort. Strangely though, it is not rare for nicknames to be longer or more complex than the original names, often we assign someone a moniker (nickname for name ;)) that stems from a memorable incident, trait or idiosyncrasy. It’s almost a matter of pride to assign someone a nickname that stays, it somehow hints at a special bond you share with that person or place. Sometimes there is a also a sense of possession in using someone’s nickname, as though not every one has gained authority to use it. For instance, It disturbs me when tourists refer to Mumbai as Aamchi Mumbai.

So, something as special as your dear cup of coffee should not be coldly referred to as, ‘Coffee’. Here is a compilation of Coffee nicknames that may help you think of a name for your Coffee:

Cup of Joe

Cup of Jolt

Jo

Cuppa

Americano

Arbuckles (Cowboy Coffee)

Battery Acid

Black Ichor Of Life

Black Tea

Brain Juice

Brewtus

Wakey Juice

Café

Caffe

Caffeine

Caffeine Fix

C8H10N4O2: (The molecular formula for caffeine)

Cup of Brew

Day-Starter

Cup of Joe

Rocket Fuel

Cup of Jolt

Cuppa

Cupped Lightning

Daily Grind

Decaf

Kopi

High Octane

Jamoke: (Java + Mocha)

Java: (Island of Indonesia)

Jet Fuel

Jitter Juice

Kaffe: (Swedish)

Kape: (Manila)

Leaded

Lifeblood

Liquid Energy

Mocha

Mojo

Morning Mud

Morning Thunder

Mud

Warmer Upper

Murk

Perky

Plasma

Tar

The Fix

Unleadeed

By the way, I call mine ‘Fuel’. What do you call your coffee?

Updating the list with the nick-names you guys suggested in comments 🙂

Ambrosia

Capua

Dark Brown Cuppa

Wake-up juice

Morning margarita

Kapi

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22 thoughts on “What do you call your Coffee?

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  2. I call it love. Sometimes my hubby wakes me by waving it under my nose. Always, I smell it as I descend the morning stairs. Hot, creamy, cinnamon love. It’s one of the really good things in life.

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  5. Dark Brown Cuppa.That’s what my coffee has become, as I reduce the milk and finally on to almost Black coffee. Yes, and sometimes I refer to it in the regional names you listed – In Chennai – it’s Kapi. While in Singapore and Indonesia – I would call it like the locals –
    Kopi -O.

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