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Literally, hundreds… from doctors to housewives to insurance investigators – all generally offer Quince a cup of coffee when he stops by. Frequent review of our hero’s visitations indicates that if Quincy has either something serious to talk about or has something pressing on his mind, he NEVER has a cup of coffee. However, if either the visit is purely social or one of gaining insight on a specific topic Quincy is always willing to drink a little java.
Why a Mr. Coffee model … , of course! Check out this bit of vintage trivia for more on Mr. Coffee and how it revolutionized coffee brewing in the 1970s. http://blog.buffalostories.com/tag/mr-coffee/
Careful observation of the earlier episodes reveals that Quincy and Sam used to use a bunsen burner to make and heat their coffee in the lab. But later, the office was able to purchase a coffee maker for a corner in the lab and maintain a coffee kitty for necessary supplies. Watch episode “Ashes to Ashes” or “Last Six Hours” to see what I mean. However, during cutbacks in the episode “For The Benefit of My Patients,” Asten seems to put something of a damper on the coffee kitty when he admits that cutback in departmental expenditures, means that lab workers would have to travel two flights of stairs and spend $0.70 for a cup of coffee… But somehow even after the “Mr. Coffee” coffee machine was taken away in later episodes, it magically reappeared. Explanations are left unsaid and a lack of answers abound! How could this be?
Quincy is something of a serious coffee drinker. Whether in the lab, during the middle of an important investigation, or helping to work out the specifics of a case in Monahan’s office, there must be something about coffee that makes the blood flow, while increasing the deductive reasoning capacities of this gray-haired scientific sleuth.