Java, the brew of the world!
I could, and will, kill for a cup of Java...Java is a coffee-like drink and powerful stimulant that comes laced with a cocktail of nootropics and enough caffeine to set the most stagnant heart aflutter. It is the most popular brew in Megacorpolis, consumed every day by millions of chronically sleep-deprived employees to stay awake and alert. It probably doesn't contain any experimental or rejected combat drugs.
Everyone drinks Java - except for those insufferable Contrarians who'd very much and at length like you to know that they do not.Java has the same color and smell as coffee but with a sweeter taste that help consumers enjoy their delicious and refreshing cup of Java. The drink is ubiquitous, found everywhere in the Megacity from its highest corporate quarter to the poorest sector-slum. Many corps even provide it free to their employees as a means of keeping up production and a nice, even level of manic energy. Even momentary shortages have triggered panic and riots in the past, or the consumption of questionable alternatives. Many employees need a cup just to get out of bed, which is just how Big Java likes it.
With a taste this great, who wouldn't want more?Java has it all: great taste, refreshes the mind, and a high chance to cause a crippling addiction. Everyone loves Java, but Javamania can turn such corporate-pleasing enthusiasm for the drink into a degenerating illness that hurts productivity first and the health of the addicted second. Even before the mutations start, Javamania leads to debilitating headaches, fatigue, and a hair-trigger when they go too long without a fresh, delicious cup of Java.
Once in its throes, a Javamaniac will do anything it takes to get that cup of Java, and god helps anyone who gets in their way. Addicts often roam from Javamat to Javamat to gorge themselves on as much Javas as their bodies can hold, and frequently past that point. Citizens are recommended to hand over their Java if accosted by a Javamaniac, but most take a 'from my cold, dead hands' attitude to that suggestion.
Some Javamaniacs have been known to consume the drink at such a rate that they drown in it.Despite all this, fatalities remain infrequent, as a consumer with debts to pay find that medical attention can be both prompt and proper.