Steaming hot cup of coffee. Morning kicker.
Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
~Greg Egan, “Distress”
I want to hear the simmer
Of the old coffee pot;
I want to hear it hummin’
When it’d gettin’ good and hot;
I want to see the vapor rise,
Like incense in the room,
And float about a-fillin’
Every corner with perfume.
~John W. Fellows, “The Old Coffee Pot,”
in The People’s Home Journal, July 1903