A nicely written middle aged reminiscence of the good old days piece. Of course given his age (I'll guess 45, possibly a touch more.) the reminiscing of his coffee driven memories could hardly be about anything else other than 'bad coffee' seeing as nothing else existed in the US home and restaurant environment during his early years. Coffee houses/cafes were few and far between as Specialty Coffee was just starting to make its way into the US market. 'Good coffee' of that era was anything from a can with instant coffee being the 'bad coffee'.
Java "Good read, but I'll stick with my good stuff" phile