excerpt:. Grub Street, Minya ‘Miss Info’ Oh

coffee has an interesting way of showing up in our cultural conversation. an exCerpt, of coffee and its collective appearance as a character in the every day.


Minya ‘Miss Info’ Oh, photo Melissa Horn

But first coffee… and music.

A look at Hot 97’s Minya ‘Miss Info’ Oh’s daily routine shows whats first and priority in her life – coffee. But even more important, a look at her life for five days shows that like many consummate coffee drinkers having coffee is as much ritual, situational and emotional. Having coffee is about what one needs, what one feels and where one is – be it in the quietude of ones home or in a radio station.

As one can see, from a breakdown of her 5 days of coffee, her beans are on the brow of high and well everything underneath that.

Friday, March 28
I’m up at 8 a.m., and the first thing I do every morning is search for my first caffeine fix.

Saturday, March 29
I sleep in and make my batch of coffee with a splash of almond milk.

Sunday, March 30
I’m wallowing in regret from eating so much, so I go to a Zumba class.

*coffee is swapped for Zumba – so allowed.

Monday, March 31
I wake up at 4 a.m., completely miserable until I have my coffee. At around 9 a.m…to keep me from keeling over into Nick’s lap, our publicist Kelly Anderson gets me an açai-and-hemp granola bowl from Juice Generation… and another coffee.

Tuesday, April 1
I wake up at 8 a.m., make coffee, and work on both my Hot 97 news segments and my website.

Wednesday, April 2
Wake up, and it’s pour-over coffee time. The Illy beans have run out, but I have some fancy Intelligensia beans and some unfussy Trader Joe’s beans. I actually prefer mild diner coffee to some exotic citrus-and-floral-note hipster coffee, so I grind up the Trader Joe’s.

Lets keep the coffee and music going, eh! #cupUP