blaspheme! actually, I said the same thing to Ikeda sensei one time. he looked at me like i have two heads. of course, he then convinced me to get an espresso machine. i believed he mentioned something along the line of good aikido comes from good coffee. i don't think O Sensei ever had any coffee so his aikido couldn't be that good, contrary to popular belief. i am sure this fact has been hidden in plain sight somewhere.
You might be onto something there. Didn't Dong Haichuan start a whole new martial art based on serving tea at a crowded diner.
O'Sensei work at a Japanese Starbucks or was it Caribou Coffee?