When I was in law school at Loyola in Chicago I needed coffee at lot more than I had time for sex. This was long before the likes of Starbucks. My choices were the 8 oz cup of instant from the vending machine in the student lounge, a 10 oz cup of house blend from the McDonald's down the block or, for the same price as Mickey D's, a twice as large cup of Maxwell House from a greasy spoon across the street called Mr. J's.
The coffee options around Georgetown Law School in 2012 are far more upscale. There is artisanal roasted coffee at Peets, which has a shop located right in the law center, The student run Uncommon Grounds offers drinks like a Road to Joy (a macadamia nut iced chai latte) and Sweet Emotion (a white chocolate mint iced mocha). Another student favorite is nearby Saxby's, a chain that patterns itself after Starbucks but according to fans without the bitter over roasting. Looking at the menus to these places it wouldn't surprise me if Fluke and and the women students she purports to represent spend more in a week on coffee than they spend in an entire month on birth control.
Perhaps Flake's next move will be to ask Congress to force Georgetown University to subsidize their student's upscale caffeine fix. And why shouldn't Georgetown do so?. Coffee can be absolutely vital to the diet of students and unlike Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists and Rastafarians, the Catholic Church has no objections to caffeine.