I am a coffee fanatic. Once you go to proper coffee, you can't go back. You cannot go back.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR., Over the Teacups
Coffee in England is just toasted milk.
CHRISTOPHER FRY, New York Post, Nov. 29, 1962
American coffee can be a pale solution served at a temperature of 100 degrees centigrade in plastic thermos cups, usually obligatory in railroad stations for purposes of genocide, whereas coffee made with an American percolator, such as you find in private houses or in humble luncheonettes, served with eggs and bacon, is delicious, fragrant, goes down like pure spring water, and afterwards causes severe palpitations, because one cup contains more caffeine than four espressos.
UMBERTO ECO, How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays