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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 21, 2021
“I need that kinda coffee that’s so strong when I take a sip, my ancestors wake up”

"I need that kinda coffee that’s so strong when I take a sip, my ancestors wake up” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “This coffee is strong enough to jolt my ancestors” was posted on Twitter by Jeff T on October 7, 2011. “Having strong enough coffee to wake up my ancestors this morning...” was posted on Twitter by dave plettl on November 20, 2012.

“Just had coffee so strong that it woke up my ancestors in Africa” was posted on Twitter by Trey on April 8, 2016. “Just had coffee so strong that it woke up my ancestors !!” was posted on Twitter by 饾摐饾摦饾摫饾摶饾摬 on April 10, 2016.

“I need that kinda coffee that鈥檚 so strong when I take a sip, my ancestors wake up” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Budget1010 on May 13, 2021.


Twitter
Jeff T
@earth2Jeff
This coffee is strong enough to jolt my ancestors.
1:33 PM 路 Oct 7, 2011路TweetCaster

Twitter
Angel D. Callido
@Voodoodrummer
My brother didn’t want to sleep last night, so I couldn’t. Oh Goddess of the Coffee bean, make mine so strong it would wake my ancestors ..
8:28 AM 路 Jul 31, 2012路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
dave plettl
@daveplettl
Having strong enough coffee to wake up my ancestors this morning…
4:47 AM 路 Nov 20, 2012路Echofon

Twitter
Toby V.
@ImNotYourMascot
Holy Cow I just had a cup of coffee that was so strong it woke my ancestors hmmm
12:39 AM 路 Dec 17, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Unlikeable.
@AngerMonkey
I just made a cup of french press coffee so strong that my ancestors will be awake for days, so MAYBE I’ll make it through the afternoon.#fb
3:32 PM 路 Mar 4, 2014路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mark Aziz
@birdtrees
“@Navy_Bean_Soup: If your coffee isn’t strong enough to wake your ancestors, then why even bother?”
6:59 AM 路 Apr 26, 2014路Twitter for Android Tablets

Twitter
David B
@Bermingsham
Coffee so strong gon wake my ancestors up
3:03 AM 路 Feb 9, 2015路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Paul David Chambers #FBPE
@MannersCost
Bloody hell. I just made coffee so strong, my ancestors just twitched.
8:40 AM 路 Jun 4, 2015路Twitter for Android

Twitter
Caesar
@RyujinLost
Drank a coffee so strong that I felt my ancestors stirring in their graves.
7:49 AM 路 Nov 26, 2015路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Trey
@treydayway
Just had coffee so strong that it woke up my ancestors in Africa.
4:58 PM 路 Apr 8, 2016路Twitter for Android

Twitter
饾摐饾摦饾摫饾摶饾摬
@meh_thinks
Just had coffee so strong that it woke up my ancestors !!
8:50 PM 路 Apr 10, 2016路Twitter for iPad

Twitter
The Kobayashi Maru
@thisischarl
I just had a coffee so strong that it woke up my ancestors.
2:57 AM 路 May 27, 2016路Twitter for Windows

Twitter
stream Butter mfs鈦
@rehafj_
I need that kinda coffee that鈥檚 so strong when I take a sip, my ancestors wake up
(This was possibly posted after the below.—ed.)
8:12 AM 路 May 13, 2021路Twitter for Android

Facebook
Budget101
May 13, 2021 at 10:14 AM 路
feeling it today....
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I need that kinda coffee that鈥檚
so strong when I take a sip, my
ancestors wake up

Facebook
But First Coffee
May 17, 2021 at 7:26 AM 路
I need that kinda
coffee that’s so
strong when I take a
sip, my ancestors
wake up

Twitter
JustinAllenJenkins ZooperMan
@JustinAJ1983
I need that kinda coffee that鈥檚 so strong when I take a sip, my ancestors wake up
7:30 AM 路 May 17, 2021路Twitter for Android

Facebook
Crazy World
May 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM 路
I need that kinda
coffee that’s so
strong when I take a
sip, my ancestors
wake up

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, May 21, 2021 • Permalink