"Instant human—just add coffee” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as posters, T-shirts and coffee mugs. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1994 and is of unknown authorship.
“Instant asshole—just add alcohol” is a similar saying.
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Instant human: just add coffee.
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Instant Human: Just Add Coffee.
23 February 1995, Garden City (KS) Telegram, “At Random” by Dolores Hope, pg. 4, col. 1:
T-shirt messaged being worn around town include “Innocent by Reason of Celebrity,” “Instant Human—Just Add Coffee,” and “Recovering Democrat.”
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I have a T-shirt saying “Instant human - just add coffee”.
More Modems for Dummies
By Tina Rathbone
Foster City, CA: IDG Books
Instant human: Just add coffee.
Is Greenland Really Green?
By Laurence A. Moore
New York, NY: Avon Books
The modern Monday-morning instruction is: “Instant human: just add coffee.”
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
If not art, then what?
Sunday, September 30, 2001
By Tim Menees, Post-Gazette Editorial Cartoonist
There’s an apple and a tiny sign: “Instant Human/Just add coffee.”
Cape Cod (MA) Times
By JESSICA ALAIMO,STAFF WRITER
August 14, 2005
At the end of Main Street, Abiyoyo sells a little bit of everything, from shoes to artsy clothing to toys to mugs that say ‘’Instant human, just add coffee.’’
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10 November 2008, Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), “Bouchard,” pg. B2, col. 1:
For her I might get the shirt that has “instant Human, Just Add Coffee.”
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Instant human – just add coffee. –T-shirt
I Knew You’d Be Lovely
By Alethea Black
New York, NY: Broadway Paperbacks
There’s a magnet on the fridge that says: INSTANT HUMAN. JUST ADD COFFEE.
By J.C. Wing
Xlibris LLC (Xlibris.com)
He wore colorful t-shirts with comical sayings on them such as ‘If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement I’d be unstoppable’, ‘Trust me, I’m a Jedi’, and Greer’s personal favorite, ‘Instant human,just add coffee’.