Joes of Arc (johz’ uhv ark) – n. Tiny drops of Mr. Coffee that die on the burner after the pot is removed.
Anyone whom is a coffee enthusiast will know what Joes of Arc are. Those are the little drops of coffee that hit the burner of the coffeemaker when you pull out the pot. Don’t feel sorry for them, because it is their destiny to sacrifice themselves for the cause of great, and sometimes, not so great, coffee. You hear them sizzle anywhere drip coffee is made. In your kitchen, the corner quick service restaurants and doughnut shops, the diners, and casual restaurants. Joes of Arc even fall in finer restaurants and seafood houses, but you can’t hear them fall. Their passing goes with a light scent of roasted Columbian bean aroma, and if your sense of smell is acute enough, you might notice it. Your acute sense of smell might have been what got you addicted to such a fine and flavoured ground bean soup. No matter what time of the day it is, somewhere, Joes of Arc are going to be finding their end on a burner plate. They will die happy and we will appreciate what has become of them as we consume their brothers and sisters with gusto.