Recently we got a new type of coffee at the office. Now, when I get in in the morning and make a fresh pot of joe, I’m pouring “Joffrey’s” grounds into the brew basket.
It’s perfectly good coffee, but the name still bugs me. When I pick up the coffee packet, I can’t help but think of the despicable Game of Thrones character. Who wants to be reminded of a cowardly, sadistic, sniveling little wretch when you’re preparing that essential first cup of coffee in the morning? Being at work is tough enough without having to deal with a mental image of that jerk — much less recalling that that appalling little twerp gets poisoned and is last seen clawing at his neck in terror. I wonder if the Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company regrets producing a “doughnut blend” that is associated with such an awful — and now exceptionally well-known — Joffrey.
You actually could have some good Game of Thrones coffee names and related descriptions, however. House of Stark would be a noble blend of northern beans that creates a perfect cup to quaff when winter is coming. White Walker would be a savage blend of iced java served with a snowy whipped topping. And Tyrion would be a bold blend of underappreciated beans from the gold coast, served only in a demitasse cup.
Anything would be better than “Joffrey.”