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vkhu
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 7:28:30 AM
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It had happened two days previously over their weekly simcoffee in Stirbox, a trendy java joint in the Jazz Quarter.

-Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian


The quote above come from a fantasy series, but the word "java joint" itself has never been mentioned, explained, or given any special context. It was just dropped there, not even as a name. So what is a "java joint"? Is it a special type of coffee house?
Donthailand
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 7:43:57 AM
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I don't think anything special, just a coffee shop or house.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 7:57:44 AM

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There are several coffee houses and coffee shops named Java Joint in many cities in USA. They just happen to have the same name; it's not a chain.
Stirbox apparently refers to Starbucks, and Jazz Quarter is either in New Orleans or in Los Angeles.


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whatson
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 10:25:24 AM
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Java is colloquial for coffee. "I'll grab a java."
Joint is a not-too-fancy establishment.

If I were a lame 'un, I wouldn't advertise it.
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