cuppa joe

cuppa joe

A cup of coffee (where "cuppa" is a colloquial contraction of "cup of"). 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 cuppa joe.
See also: cuppa, joe
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He handed one to Van Zyl, who was perched on a packing crate, and said "Here's a cuppa Joe for ya.
She used the arm to grasp a cuppa joe and take a long, satisfying sip of coffee through a straw, an act she hadn't done on her own for nearly 15 years.
What North Americans will justify spending on a cuppa joe, Europeans may believe to be an exorbitant amount.
Starbucks is trying to brighten lackluster sales by selling a cuppa joe for $1.
has an honor code: Everything--standard cuppa joe, cappuccino, fresh-baked and buttery croissant, seasonal-fruit scone, even a crispy-chewy baguette--costs $2.
Listen to poetry, check e-mail, get a cuppa Joe or purchase artwork at The Coffee Gallery in North Little Rock.
One walked into the diner, sat down on a stool or in a booth, and asked for a cuppa joe.
Enjoy a piece of pie, a cuppa Joe and yarns about Oregon's past spun by Rod "Oregon Bill" Fielder and friends.
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Try it with a cuppa joe or a glass of low-fat milk for the perfect snack.
If you were traveling too quickly to notice the sign, or allowed yourself to be distracted by your car radio or your morning cuppa Joe, whose fault is that?
Due in part to the Starbucks phenomenon, Luther will try to convince customers used to a typical cuppa joe to swap to espresso and latte beverages.
In fact, if you're really in it for the coffee and not some sort of hot milkshake, it's hard to beat a cuppa joe at the Little Rock Club.
April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're looking for a cuppa Joe with a conscience on Earth Day, stop by one of Sodexo's 241 cafes that serves Aspretto, the new Sodexo, a leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, fair trade-based hot beverage that is 100% sustainable from grower to grounds.
July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business owners (and their employees) who are trying to cut down on caffeine can trade in a cuppa joe each day and get the benefits of NetOffice.