A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 11, 2014
“A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds booze”

"A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds booze” has been printed on several gift items, such as coffee mugs and posters. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2007.


Google Books
The Other Women
By Pamela Hayes
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
2007
Pg. 125:
She sipped decaffeinated coffee from her favorite mug that said—A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds booze. She bought it when she and Lenor were browsing in a Hallmark card and gift store.

My Daily Rx
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Quote of the Day
A good friend knows how you take your coffee.
A great friend adds booze.
Posted by DailyRX at 1:35 PM

It Occurred to Me
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
Thoughts of Randomness
(...)
A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds booze.

Twitter
Nicolas Mertens
‏@nicolasmertens
A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds booze… http://bit.ly/alYv1R
4:05 PM - 30 Jun 2010

Wilma’s World
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
MUGRUGS
(...)
(The mug says: “A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A GREAT friend adds booze!!)

Twitter
Green’s Assembly
‏@assemblygreens
“A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A GREAT friend adds booze.” #boozewisdom
10:15 AM - 8 Sep 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Permalink