"Instant Human—Just add coffee” is a jocular line that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, coffee mugs and posters. “Instant human: just add coffee” has been cited in print since at least 1994.
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Instant human: just add coffee.
23 February 1995, Garden City (KS) Telegram, “At Random” by Dolores Hope, pg. 4, col. 1:
T-shirt messaged beingworn around town include “Innocent by Reason of Celebrity,” “Instant Human—Just Add Coffee,” and “Recovering Democrat.”
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Imagine the silence if everyone said only what they know.
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Instant human; just add coffee.
More Modems for Dummies
By Tina Rathbone
Foster City, CA: IDG Books
Instant human: Just add coffee.
Is Greenland Really Green?
By Laurence A. Moore
New York, NY: Avon Books
The modern Monday-morning instruction is: “Instant human: just add coffee.
Betrayal in Blood:
The Murder of Tabatha Bryant
By Michael Benson
New York, NY: Pinnacle Books
“Tab sent me a T-shirt that said, ‘Instant human, just add coffee.’”
I Knew You’d Be Lovely
By Alethea Black
New York, NY: Broadway Paperbacks
There’s a magnet on the fridge that says: INSTANT HUMAN. JUST ADD COFFEE.
By J.C. Wing
Xlibris LLC (Xlibris.com)
He wore colorful t-shirts with comical sayings on them such as ‘If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement I’d be unstoppable’, ‘Trust me, I’m aJedi’, and Greer’s personal favorite, ‘Instant human,just add coffee’.