Death of Coffilosophy, Long Live Philosoph-tea/T

Buggles sang that Video Killed the Radio Star,
well, it looks like Kenco killed the coffilosopher,
I didn’t cry into my coffee when I saw their advert,
although seeing a Russell Brand lookalike hurt,
Thinking up a new age didn’t take me long round the bend,
coffilosophy was the beginning, philosophtea is the end.

Couple of quick poems for you inspired by Kenco’s cofficionado advert, after I’d suggested my coffilosophy five months earlier. I wrote the Folding Mirror poem below first, and then when I started writing an introduction Star and coffilosopher quickly rhymed, so I turned it into the poem above. They both have the same topic, and I think the two forms complement each other.

Coffee Has-Beans, Tea-Leaf Cleans

Kenco said : they were doing good
asked us to help, I said I would
already given them money
volunteered my coffilosophy

received no answer, five months later

cofficionado leads advertising
different name same meaning
he’s a bit posher, got a special skill
rides bike: not run of mill

Title wordplays has-beens.
Philosophtea can be shortened to philosophT.
I am a renowned runner: re. owned by my higher classes.

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3 thoughts on “Death of Coffilosophy, Long Live Philosoph-tea/T”

    1. I have now received a response saying the Kenco Cofficionado concept has been in development for a year, so good of them to do that, and looks as if it was a coincidence.

      Dear Marc Latham,
      Apologies for the delay in responding I had passed your query along to our back office for confirmation on this.
      I can confirm that the Kenco Cofficionado concept and campaign has been in internal development at JDE for over 12 months.
      Once again, apologies for the delay but I hope this information helps.

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