Slang Terms for Coffee

The first questions about slang terms are where did they come from and how did they originate. Where they originated covers a wide spectrum of places. Some started by military groups during wars while others originated in both men’s and women’s prisons. Others originated in foreign countries, by college students or just groups of people who felt they needed another name for their cup of coffee. This even includes people who don’t drink coffee for its taste, but for the reaction they get when drinking coffee. Some words are more a description than slang. Of the hundreds of terms, those mentioned here a just a sampling.

Slang names that come from where the coffee is grown or made include Java and Cocoa Java from Java Island in Indonesia. Kaffee comes from Switzerland while a Manila comes from the Philippines. An Americano is regular coffee as brewed in America while the Kona comes from coffee grown and brewed on the Kona Coast of Hawaii. Kahwa, which is a French slang word for coffee, actually comes from the Egyptian language that is spoken in the Korcafa area near Ethiopia.

A Cup of Joe or Cup of Jo has three stories about where the term originated. Some say it came from the Stephen Foster song Old Black Joe. Another theory holds that the beverage was nicknamed after Admiral Josephus “Joe” Daniels, who was secretary of the U.S. Navy. Others say Joe was a term used by soldiers during World War II. Joe was used as a name of a person that was always around, but whose name was never really known yet someone always being there when needed. Thus, a Cup of Joe or Cup of Jo was a drink that was always available. It later expanded to a Cup of Joe Black, for black coffee and Mojo along with other related terms using joe or jo.

Arbuckles became a slang term that cowboys used for coffee. It was the brand name of the coffee used on the trail. An added comment here; Arbuckles was the cowboy coffee because it came in patented airtight one pound packages of beans in a sturdy wooden crate of 100 packages that kept the coffee fresh.

Some terms used in prisons include mud, muddy water, morning mud and caffeinne, purposely spelled incorrectly. WormDirt, Blue Bag, after a brand that comes in blue, and many other terms have or are being used including those that have sexy or pornographic connotations.

The words Cuppa and Brew came from England and meant a cup of tea. Cuppa, Brew and Cup of… have, over time, come to mean coffee. Other slang words are more definitive than slang. These words include day starter, caffeine fix, wakey juice, cup of jolt, bean juice, daily energy or liquid energy. French words Café au lait means coffee with milk while Café Noir means black coffee makes them quite descriptive. Daily grind is more a pun-like term while the word Crap has a number of meanings and is often used in gambling establishments.

Despite all the modern drinks, the list of slang terms continues to grow. Some of the more resent coffee slang words that have come into use include Rocket Fuel, which means strong coffee and C8H10N4O2, which is the formula for caffeine. Now that espressos are a must drink, some slang names for them are Regular brew, Red Eye for one shot of espresso, Black Eye for two shots and Glass Eye for three shots of pure espresso.

Sandwich Nation

Every day, half of America eats one or more sandwiches, mostly for lunch. That computes into 300 million a day. They’re easy, they’re filling, no muss, no fuss. And you don’t even have to know how to cook. The varieties are endless, so where do we start? The short list includes the BLT, Grilled Cheese, Club, Dagwood, French Dip, Monte Cristo, Muffuletta, Pastrami or Corned Beef on rye, PB&J, Cheesesteak, Po’ boy, Reuben, Sloppy Joe, Submarine, Fried Egg. It’s endless.

The British first referred to “bits of cold meat” as a “sandwich,” named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was an eighteenth-century aristocrat. Legend has it that he instructed his servant to bring him some meat between two pieces of bread while he was playing cards with his cronies. Apparently he could play uninterrupted, as the bread acted as a napkin (rather than his sleeve) and kept the card table tidy. His cronies caught on and followed his lead. What was in them we’ll never know, but what a beginning (the Earl will never know).

Let’s check out these favorites:

1) Elvis immortalized the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, although there’s not a big call for the.

2) Dagwood, named after comic strip Blondie’s husband, stacks up fillings and bread, impossible to eat except in sections, but somehow Dagwood Bumstead managed.

3) The French originated this sinful sandwich in a Parisian cafe in 1910; there is no one named Monte Cristo but simply a French term (Croque Monsieur) to describe a fried sandwich of ham and cheese, not on any weight loss program to be sure.

4) Sloppy Joe: kids grew up on these tangy and messy sandwiches. Its origin dates back to the 1930s and was created by a short order cook named Joe in Sioux City, Iowa. Originally called a “loose meat sandwich” it seems Joe added tomato sauce which cranked it up a notch; as its popularity grew, Joe wanted to get credit and renamed it after himself. Folks in Key West Florida insist it was dreamed up at a local bar called Sloppy Joe’s. Some historians want to give Cuba the credit, but let’s just give it to Iowa, okay?

5) Submarine: sub sandwich shops seem to multiply daily with no end in sight; also known as hoagies, heroes or grinders in the U.S. with a multitude of fillings, they come in foot long and smaller sizes, perfect for Sunday afternoon TV sports or a quick lunch.

6) Club: undeniably the grande dame of sandwiches. Historians track its creation to the Saratoga Club House, an exclusive gambling joint in Saratoga Springs, New York. Since its inception in 1894, the standard ingredients haven’t changed: toasted bread, lettuce, tomato, sliced turkey or chicken, bacon,and mayonnaise, and don’t forget the toothpicks. The BLT is a first cousin to its predecessor, without the turkey/chicken or third slice of toast. The Club has stood the test of time. Its only controversy is the turkey/chicken debate. (World-class chef James Beard insists on chicken.)

7) If you’re a New Orleans resident, the sandwich of choice is the Muffuletta, whose popularity is claimed by the Central Grocery where it got its start. A large round loaf of Sicilian sesame bread is loaded with Italian sliced meats and a spicy Creole olive salad. (If you don’t live in New Orleans, you’re on your own.)

8) Peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese, both beloved no-brainers. ‘Nuff said.

9) Reubens and pastrami or corned beef on rye take top billing at any self-respecting deli, especially Jewish. Slather on some mustard, add a few Kosher dill pickles and you’re in business. For a Reuben, throw in some sauerkraut and thousand island


10) Those Louisiana folk sure love their originals. The Po’ Boy is basically a sub filled with meat or fried seafood, similar to the Northeast’s lobster roll.

11) Oh boy, don’t ask anyone from Philadelphia about Philly cheesesteaks, because they are fanatical about them. Be prepared for a long-winded answer. The same goes for Chicago’s most popular sandwich, the Italian Beef: Italian bread loaded with thinly sliced beef, topped with peppers and dripping with jus, hold the cheese; all-American French dip (in spite of its name) is a take-off, but rather bland by comparison.

12) Can’t leave out those wonderful “bound” fillings: egg salad, ham salad, chicken salad and tuna salad; we corner the market on those, whether they’re daintily served at teas and parties or just a big old scoop on whole wheat.

12) Pita sandwiches crammed full of turkey, cheese, avocado, hummus or falafel; a trendy ethnic take on the basics.

13) Hamburgers and chicken fast food sandwiches are a whole other subject.

Sandwich sales in the U.S. topped $27.7 billion and that’s not counting the sandwiches made at home. Wow, that’s a lotta bread, literally. Apparently, the U.S. is not the only country that likes their sandwiches. In 2017, the pre-made sandwich industry in the UK made and sold 11 billion in U.S. dollars, and that’s not counting freshly made.

We’re not even going to get started on sandwich cookies (Oreos) and ice cream sandwiches. It’s too exhausting. So many sandwiches, so little time.

Cataclysm Gold Guide – A 5-Step Easy Method to Make Gold in WoW

Until not long ago, I didn’t use any Cataclysm gold guide to make money in WoW. I had my own few methods that allowed me to get enough gold to buy whatever I needed.

But when I decided to gather 40.000 gold for the Vial of the Sands mount, I realized that I really suck at making gold in this game. Also, since I didn’t have any gathering professions and was to lazy to level up any, getting this amount of gold was quite troublesome for me.

Since I didn’t want to buy gold from anyone and risk a permanent account ban, or ask my friends, the best solution appeared to be a Cataclysm gold guide. So, I got one.

It showed me numerous methods to make gold in WoW, through quests, using professions, Auction House brokerage, farming and many others. However, I will focus here on one simple method, which takes about 5 steps and doesn’t require you to have any profession.


You will be needing a minimum 40 level character, any class with any spec and that’s about it. Also, green, quest gear should do. You don’t need to have any professions.

The 5 Steps to Follow

1. Make a main city your home location. Orgrimmar, if you’re Horde, Stormwind City if you play Alliance. Or, basically any main city that has an Auction House.

2. Go to Tyr’s Hand in Eastern Plaguelands. Firstly, you’ll have to fly to Eastern Plaguelands, at Light’s Hope Chapel. If you don’t have this flight point discovered, it’s best to discover it now. This camp is located at (73,52) in Eastern Plaguelands. From there, move a little bit south, at the south-eastern corner of the zone and stop at Tyr’s Hand.

For Death Knights it’s very easy to get here. Just make yourself a portal to Ebon Hold, fly down, either to Light’s Hope Chapel or directly to the spot.

3. Kill Scarlet Archmages. Once you’re here, what you need to do it pretty much plain and simple. Start grinding on the mobs here, and focus on the Scarlet Archmages. They drop the formula for the Crusader enchantment which sells for up to 3000g. Other valuable items found on the loot table of the mobs at Tyr’s Hand are Mageweave Cloth and Essence of Undeath.

It usually takes me about one hour to get the Formula: Enchant Weapon – Crusader. However, the drop chances for it are pretty random. You can get 2-3 the first 10 minutes you get here, or one may not drop for the next 3 hours. It’s all about luck, but I do like this spot because it’s not a bad place to farm something valuable, without professions, while waiting in queue for an instance or battleground.

4. Heartstone to your main city. Once you get the recipe, just teleport home and go to the Auction House.

5. Auction your goods. And the last step of this brief, 5-step Cataclysm gold guide, auction your goods. As I said, the enchanting formula can be sold for up to 3000g. The Mageweave Cloth also go for up to 40g per stack.

Conclusion. This is not a bad way to farm decent gold without professions or without a maximum level character. However, it’s based on luck and the juice of the spot is the Crusader formula. Anyway, as I said there are many other great ways to make gold with or without professions in the Cataclysm gold guide I’ve been working with.

Best Things To Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas or Vegas as it is commonly referred to, is an internationally renowned resort city, known for its 24 hours of boisterous lifestyle, entertainment, and nightlife. The City serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. When you visit Las Vegas, here are the top 10 things you should do.

  1. Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

This is by every means an iconic spot to kick off your vacation in Vegas. While it may be less glamorous than other locations on our list, it is definitely an elegant place to visit. It houses over 10,000 bottles of a wide variety of grape juice, literally enough to go round for both wine novices and oenophiles.

  1. The Strip

This is a 5-6 kilometer area, with a mix of hotels, concert venues, restaurants and stores all centered around the gambling glitz of Las Vegas. You can have a great time by hopping along the strip for one spot of attraction to another.

  1. MGM Grand Casino

Enjoy the sights, sounds and thrills of this international fun center. It is the largest single hotel in the US. It has over 6000 rooms, outdoor pools, Garden area, Spa, Nightclubs, Shops and a 6.6 acre waterfall. You should visit this Grand casino.

  1. The Stratosphere Tower

Care to free-fall? Then you should visit the stratosphere. It is the tallest building in Nevada, and it offers an opportunity of a controlled sky jump from 829 feet. But even if you too are scared of heights, you can still enjoy the thrills from watching others attempt this very exhilarating jump.

  1. Neon Museum

With its ever-evolving nature, few things last for long in Las Vegas. The old neon signs of the bubbling city have been organized into this light paradise. You can be sure to have an amazing time wandering through this glowing museum that tells the famous story of Las Vegas.

  1. Bellagio Hotel

Set in an Italian theme, the Bellagio Hotel is quite a spectacle. It happens to be the home to the fascinating Bellagio Fountains. It is also houses the wonderful Cirque du Soleil and 14 elegant restaurants. This place is worthy of a full vacation.

  1. Bellagio Fountains

This is one of the best spectacles in Las Vegas. It is a water show on the background of the magnificent Bellagio Hotels. You can observe this priceless show for 30 minutes during the day and 15 minutes between 8pm and midnight.

  1. Hoover Dam

If you enjoy structural masterpieces, then you should visit the Hoover Dam. It is over 80 years old, and the highest concrete dam in the United States and has several economic advantages, in addition to its historical significance for which it attracts over seven million visitors annually.

  1. Red Rock National Conservation Area

The Red Rock Conversation area is one of the earth’s shattering wonders in Las Vegas. It is a great destination for hiking, sightseeing, and even geologic interest if you are an earth science enthusiast.

  1. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon

Want to experience a bird-eye-view to the wonders of earth’s geology, then take a flight along the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. You can’t get a better view of this breathtaking desert landscape.

Have yourself a couple of days to explore Las Vegas. Competitive pricing, fast response to inquiries are part of the things you enjoy when you rent a bus through