Before coffee houses were homogenized into interchangeable Starbucks, and sucked dry of atmosphere and character, the espresso bar was a meeting place for Beats, musicians, writers, radicals and artists. Each coffeehouse had its own distinct style and clientele, and provided a much needed venue for the meeting of minds and the sharing of ambitions over 2-hour long cappuccinos.
It was the arrival in London of the first espresso machine in 1952 that started this incredibly diverse sub-culture, which became a focus for writers like Colin (Absolute Beginners) MacInness and pop stars like Tommy Steele, Billy Fury, Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde, who frequented the famous 2-i’s cafe. This beautiful, short film serves up a frothy serving of London’s cafe scene in 1959, long before Starbucks ruined it all.
Marijuana and coffee are two great tastes that taste great together. I can’t believe no one has thought of this design sooner, although, I can see some problems that might occur here, like burning your face off with scalding hot coffee. Stoners often aren’t the most aware bunch and this contraption might require a little concentration. I’d think a coffee bong might work better but that might make for a bitter brew…
FYI, I can’t find anywhere on the Internet where the coffee cup pipe is available for purchase.
You can purchase one at ZANG! for $39.99. Thanks, Matt!
Redditor Oppositeofprogress says, “My friend took a series of 1950s/60s-era coffee commercials and edited them down to just the moments when the guys were the biggest jerks to their wives about coffee.”