cup of joe

cup of joe

A cup of coffee. Though the true origin is unknown, "joe" as a synonym for coffee is theorized to either be a shortening of "jamoke" (a combination of Java and Mocha, two major suppliers of coffee beans), or as a reference to it being the drink of the ordinary man (i.e., the "average joe"). Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I can't even function in the morning until I've had my first cup of joe.
See also: cup, joe, of
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Trade Representative Run Kirk to scold Brazilian and Vietnamese coffee growers for stockpiling their beans, warning that it would hike American retail prices for a cup of joe.
The Cup of Joe campaign provides an opportunity for every USITT member to make a difference.
You don't have to feel guilty grabbing that cup of joe in the morning," CBS News quoted her as saying.
It was a relaxing Saturday afternoon, so my niece and I set out to a small local coffee spot for a sandwich and a cup of Joe.