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 January 29, 2014
Obsessive Coffee Disorder (OCD)

"OCD” usually stands for “obsessive-compulsive disorder.” The joke that “OCD” stands for “obsessive coffee disorder” has been cited in print since at least 2005.

“Obsessive Coffee Disorder” has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, posters and coffee mugs.


Wikipedia: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; relationship-related obsessions; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational and may become further distressed by this realization.

Google Books
The Night Before Christmas
By Lori Foster and Katherine Garbera
New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corporation
2005
Pg. 302:
She finished up and sent the fashionista with the Obsessive Coffee Disorder on her way.

Google Groups: alt.coffee
MAS (machine acquisition syndrome)—acute attack
Ed Needham
12/7/05
ACRONYMS
EDD- “Espresso Deficit Disorder”
CFS- “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- Caffeine deficit type”
PTSD- “Post Traumatic Starbux Disorder”
OCD- “Obsessive Coffee Disorder”

Bread and Bread
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
obsessive coffee disorder

Twitter
Martin Kayes
‏@mkayes
@David_Crayford OCD = Obsessive Coffee Disorder
2:57 AM - 30 Apr 2009

Twitter
JustOneCup.com
‏@JustOneCup
Term of the day.  OCD: Obsessive Coffee Disorder.  Happy Friday !!! It’s Inventory day today lots of counting… http://fb.me/QHzqqtgT
8:13 AM - 28 Jan 2011

Twitter
I Love Coffee
‏@ilovecoffeejp
What OCD actually stands for: Obsessive Coffee Disorder pic.twitter.com/9MngguVJv9
3:16 PM - 29 Jan 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Permalink