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.

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Entry from October 25, 2016
“What kind of coffee does a vampire drink?"/"De-coffinated.”

A popular vampire riddle is:

Q: What kind of coffee does a vampire drink?
A: Decoffinated.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1995.


4 June 1995, The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia), pg. 87, col. 3:
Q: What type of coffee does a vampire drink?
A: De-coffin-ated.
Sean (12), Matraville.

31 October 1995, Detroit (MI) Free Press, “More Spirits of Fun,” YAK!, pg. 2, col. 3:
What’s Count Dracula’s favorite coffee?
De-coffin-ated!
David Miller,
Detroit

Google Books
Awesome Jokes
By Charles Keller
Illustrated by Jeff Sinclair
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1997
Pg. 25:
What kind of coffee does a vampire drink?
De-coffinated.

14 July 2000, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Reading by 9; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. 8:
What is a vampire’s favorite coffee drink? Decoffinated. (Carline, 10, McKinley Elementary, San Gabriel)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
PUNS OF THE WEAK 12-05-03 Part 2 The Puns
Stan Kegel
12/6/03
(...)
What kind of coffee does Dracula like to drink in the morning?
Decoffinated (Ken Kegel)

Google Books
Penguin Pocket Jokes
By David Pickering
New York, NY: Penguin Books
2006
Pg. ?:
What kind of coffee does Dracula drink?
Decoffinated.

Twitter
lori
‏@lorigami
For @lizerati : What kind of coffee do vampires prefer?
Decoffinated.
7:01 AM - 7 Nov 2008

Google Books
The Fright Zone:
Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters & “Daffynitions”

By Gary Chmielewski
Chicago, IL: Norwood House Press
2009
Pg. 16:
What’s Dracula’s favorite coffee?
Decoffinated!

Twitter
SwaddleDesigns
‏@SwaddleDesigns
Little Son had this joke for me: What kind of coffee do vampires drink? (De-Coffinated) Little son and Little daughter giggling and giggling
12:12 PM - 30 Oct 2009

Twitter
KAT
‏@Rocker_KAT
@michaelvampire i found a joke for you.  what kind of coffee does a vampire drink?  De-coffinated.  ha ha
12:10 AM - 17 Oct 2010

Twitter
Frugal Fairhope
‏@FrugalFairhope
What kind of coffee does a vampire drink?
De-coffinated
Thanks 24/7
7:48 AM - 24 Jun 2011

Google Books
Best Ever Classroom Jokes:
Because some of us never grow up

By Mike Haskins
New York, NY: Pvailion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
What type of coffee do vampires like to drink?
Decoffinated.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 • Permalink