David Lynch is the high priest of the unsettling, uncanny, and unnerving, and possibly the coffee-lovingest film director of all time. He also has an unsettling and unnerving coffee habit. He credited coffee and sugar for giving him ideas, and not just one or two–he got SO MANY ideas! “I like things to be orderly,” Lynch told a reporter in 1990. Orderly! So this is not a frenetic or jagged coffee experience, it’s a highly deliberate coffee and sugar routine. After all, Lynch meditates daily, and is a huge advocate for Transcendental Meditation.
For seven years I ate at Bob’s Big Boy. I would go at 2.30 after the lunch rush. I ate a chocolate shake and four, five, six, seven cups of coffee–with lots of sugar. And there’s lots of sugar in that chocolate shake. It’s a thick shake. In a silver goblet. I would get a rush from all this sugar, and I would get so many ideas! I would write them on these napkins. It was like I had a desk with paper. All I had to do was remember to bring my pen, but a waitress would give me one if I remembered to return it at the end of my stay. I got a lot of ideas at Bob’s.
Coffee was ALL OVER Twin Peaks. Agent Cooper, played by Kyle Mclaughlin, was known for his love of coffee, especially that Damn Good Coffee, or that Damn Fine Cup of Coffee:
Remember? Ah yes. But you don’t have to. Twin Peaks is back!