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Coffee was a caffeinated beverage made from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant, native to the Africa.[source needed] According to the Third Doctor, Benton made the second best cup of coffee in the universe after Elisabeth Pepys. Benton attributed his success to the temperature of the water he used. (TV: Planet of the Spiders) Coffees were accessible in cafés, and could also be made in instant coffee machines such as the one Ian Warne and Nikolai Hermack employed on their ship, V-41. (TV: The Space Pirates)

Much like tea, coffee was often served with milk and sugar. The Ninth Doctor took his coffee with "just milk". (TV: Rose) Coffee was often served with breakfast. (TV: The Sea Devils) Amy Pond once drank coffee for breakfast. (PROSE: The Coming of the Terraphiles)

Clifford Jones patronised Jo Grant when she first met him by telling her to go and make some coffee. Annoyed, she asked him sarcastically and a touch maliciously if a cup of arsenic would do, but Jones was too absorbed in his work to pay attention to her or catch the jab at his rude attitude. (TV: The Green Death) The Third Doctor treated Sarah Jane Smith the same way when they first met, asking her to "make [herself] useful" and make coffee. She informed him that she would not be spending her time fetching coffee and so the Doctor made himself a cup. (TV: The Time Warrior)

The Second Doctor often preferred coffee to tea. He once struggled through a cup of UNIT's AAFI tea that he called "execrable" and later found an abandoned cup of cold coffee, drinking it with relish. (PROSE: The Invasion) This incarnation was more enthusiastic with coffee than food; he demonstrated a casual need for nourishment but a desire for coffee. When only a coffee pellet was available he accepted on the grounds that it was "better than nothing." (TV: The Wheel in Space)


19th century[]

In Mercy in 1870, Abraham offered the Eleventh Doctor a cup of fresh coffee. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)

20th century[]

The Vortisaur Ramsay "objected" to the taste of coffee after the Eighth Doctor poured some in Ramsay's mouth to free Rathbone from its grasp on board the R101. The coffee was served hot by Chief Steward Weeks, and scalded Rathbone's skin. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

On the evening of 30 November 1955, Ryan Sinclair served coffee to Rosa and Raymond Parks, Fred Gray, and Martin Luther King at the Parks' house in Montgomery, Alabama. (TV: Rosa)

Ace ordered four bacon sandwiches and a cup of coffee at a cafe in Shoreditch. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

The War Master believed that one should refrain from ordering coffee in England until the mid-1980s. He was dissatisfied with the coffee served to him in 1976 Stamford Bridge. (AUDIO: The Heavenly Paradigm)

In the West Country Children's Home in the mid-1990s, the Twelfth Doctor questioned Reg on how sometimes when everybody's coffee was put down and they looked around, it wasn't there. When Reg looked around, both the Doctor and the mug of coffee was gone. In fact, the Doctor had taken the coffee to drink it. (TV: Listen)

21st century[]

Soren offered Yvonne Hartman coffee whilst she was staying at his and Ianto Jones's flat. She said that she took it black, "like [her] sense of humour". (AUDIO: Through the Ruins)

Rachel Allan spiked Tommy Pierce's coffee with alcohol, getting him drunk and planting retcon on him so that he would be sacked and she would get his job as Head of Alien Acquisitions. (AUDIO: New Girl)

During the Year That Never Was, when coffee supplies ran out, many people dealt with horrid headaches which they felt would never end. Among others, Tucker felt guilty for focusing on this small problem, when his own family had just been killed by the Toclafane. (AUDIO: The Last Diner)

Whilst in Glasgow, the Twelfth Doctor suggested him and his companion Clara Oswald could grab some chips and coffee. Although Clara declined to have chips, she agreed on coffee. (TV: Deep Breath)

Coffee was one of two things that made Miss Quill's life on Earth bearable. (PROSE: The Stone House)

While serving as assistant to the Doctor at St Luke's University, Nardole added a "bit of coffee" to the Doctor's tea to "give it some flavour". (TV: Thin Ice)

God had never tried coffee, content with tea. (AUDIO: Thoughts and Prayers)

Later centuries[]

Coffee still existed in the year 100 trillion. Professor Yana hoped that the coffee would be "a little less sour" on Utopia. (TV: Utopia)

Types of coffee[]

In his youth, Admiral Isaac Summerfield II carried a cezve with him all the time for the purpose of preparing Turkish coffee. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)

Later in life, Admiral Summerfield ran a coffee shop in England and specialised in espresso. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)

In 21st century London the Eleventh Doctor ordered a cappuccino for himself and Clara Oswald. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)

Bernice Summerfield usually drank tea, but did make herself several cups of Sumatran coffee whilst waiting for the Doctor in his house in Kent. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

Caffy, a caffeinated drink similar to coffee, was drunk by some of the residents of the City of Hope. (PROSE: Hope)

Tanya Lernov offered the Second Doctor a coffee pellet on Space Station W3. (TV: The Wheel in Space)

The Tenth Doctor thought the coffee on Askenflatt Major was better than at the Warp Hotel on Askenflatt Minor, but not the tea. (PROSE: The Hero Factor)

Drugging coffee[]

The Cybermen poisoned the sugar used in the coffee drunk on the Moonbase. (TV: The Moonbase)

On Telos, Kaftan drugged Victoria Waterfield's coffee. (TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen)

Lance Bennett made Donna Noble's coffee with water laced with Huon particles. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Doyle, a cyber-controlled police officer, was ordered to kill the Sixth Doctor with cyanide-laced coffee. (AUDIO: The Reaping)