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

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Entry from December 01, 2017
“What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?"/"Sanka.”

The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 2012, on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.  A Titanic joke is:

Q: What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
A: Sanka.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1998 and has been printed on many images.


Wikipedia: RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic (/taɪˈtænɪk/) was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after it collided with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard the ship, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line.

Wikipedia: Sanka
Sanka is a brand of instant decaffeinated coffee, sold around the world, and was one of the earliest decaffeinated varieties. Sanka is distributed in the United States by Kraft Foods.

Google Groups: alt.food.waffle-house
Good Jokes (long)
LITTLEPJoo
8/16/98
(...)
> >> >>> What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
> >> >>> Sanka.
> >> >>> and what kind of lettuce?
> >> >>> Iceberg.

22 August 1998, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), Elsa McDowell column, pg. 1:
What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic? Sanka.
And what kind of lettuce? Iceberg.

11 September 1998, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. 30, col. 1:
Q: What kind of coffee did they serve on the Titanic?
A: Sanka.
Gaetano Furio, age 7
Newark


Google Books
Offensively Gross Jokes
By Julius Alvin
New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corporation’
2000
Pg. 13:
What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
Sanka.

Google Books
The Craziest Riddle Book in the World
By Lori Miller Fox
Illustrations by Sanford Hoffman
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 28:
What decaffeinated coffee did they serve on the Titanic?
Sanka.

Google Bpoks
March 2007, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 62, col. 1:
A. J.: What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
J. J.: What kind?
A. J.: Sanka!
A. J. Smith, El Paso, Tex.

Twitter
“Boring Nov Name"‏
@Shuffledog
Bad joke of the day: What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic? Sanka!
10:30 AM - 24 Oct 2008

Google Books
Food Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
Sanka!

Twitter
The Real Exorcist‏
@ExorcistReal
Q: What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
A: Sanka
#MyCoffeePrince
4:11 AM - 29 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, December 01, 2017 • Permalink