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"We follow the scientists around and look over their shoulders. They're watching their feet: provable mistakes are bad for them. We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes."
- Larry Niven

Syn-Cof  
  Synthetic coffee.  

The waitress came for Jim's order.

"Perkin's Syn-Cof," he murmured absently.

Technovelgy from Cantata 140, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1964
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"Let's get something warm to drink," Pat said."...we can fix some synthetic, non-toxic coffee inside..."

Sipping, Sal Heim said "Tastes good."

"Yes," Jim Briskin agreed. In fact, the cup of hot coffee, synthetic and non-toxic as it had to be (only low-stratum, dorm-housed Cols drank the genuine thing) was exactly what he needed. It made him feel a lot better.

Don't miss the entry for coffiest from the sardonic 1952 Pohl/Kornbluth novel The Space Merchants.

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