Java Jive

Oh, how I love coffee! I so sympathize with that scene in GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, where George gets into the coffee and runs around with his eyes all biggety, going, “Javajavajavajavajava!”

Know why java is slang for coffee? ‘Cause the Dutch cultivated coffee on the island of Java, back in the 17th Century. Here, read the Wikipedia article about it.

Also, listen to The Ink Spots sing my theme song, The Java Jive. I love the Manhattan Transfer version, too, but this one the one I grew up hearing.

Now for another cup of joe.

WRITING PROMPT: A character is desperate for a cup of coffee.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Kyle

    March 21, 2012 at 12:28pm

    Coffee has to be one of the best little pleasures in life. It is amazing how much I enjoy coffee in the morning…just makes my day. It also helps when you have great coffee to drink. I am currently living in Costa Rica and the coffee here is fabulous. I highly recommend it.

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      Marian Allen

      March 21, 2012 at 2:50pm

      Our #2 daughter and her husband visited Costa Rica and brought some coffee back for us. It was wonderful! I can only imagine what it must be like on the spot. 🙂


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  2. Paola M.

    March 21, 2012 at 4:01pm

    I so love coffee too. We’re the same. How long have you been a coffee addict? It’s been almost 10 years here. Thanks for sharing the video too.


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  4. Jane

    March 22, 2012 at 11:52am

    Hi. I’ve been a coffee addict since I first had to show up for work at 7:00 am and face Betty Hardin.

    You already know my other story: about Mom’s 3:00 am trip to the 7/11.

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      • Jane

        March 23, 2012 at 3:41am

        @Marian Allen – Hi. Mom decided to quit her two-pot-a-day coffee habit…wait for it: while on vacation in Florida with one of my sisters. By about 3:00 am the first night, her coffee craving was so bad (she couldn’t get to sleep without it) that my bro-in-law had to dash out to the 7/11 to get TWO big cups to settle the girl down. So cute.

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  5. Sarah Reece

    March 26, 2012 at 4:09am

    You know, that’s exactly what I tell my sister, the coffee pot loves me more than I love it, so it keeps calling my name every few hours, and all I do is appease it by sucking in a few sips from it….LOL….
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