Throughout the seasons of NCIS, the personalities (largely Abby) drink a coffee named Caf-Pow:


Being from outside US, at first I assumed it"s a known/existing brand, and didn"t pay much attention to it. But once trying to search to see what this really is, turned out it"s simply a fictional name.

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So my question is: what is the origin of this name? Caf is obviously for "Caffè", but what"s the "Pow" stand for?



Although it"s difficult to know for sure it"s most likely a mixture of "Caffeine" and "Power" although the "POW" might likewise be a play on words for an indication of the impact the caffeine has on your mechanism.

If you look at the picture you deserve to see the words "X-treme Caffeine" ideal tright here on the cup.

Caf-Pow is a high energy-caffeine drink that NCIS Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto is regularly watched drinking as it"s her favorite brand of drink and it likewise offers her the caffeine high she gets from it as it helps her gain with the day while completing the many type of work she hregarding execute.



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It"s a fictional drink expected to be wealthy in caffeine yet in truth it"s just a Hawaiian Punch or cranberry juice and a parody of 7-11 drink.


Caf Pow is a parody of a 7-11 "Big Gulp" it"s dimension and also coloration complement practically exactly to the famed brand also. Big Gulp cups at a 7-11 deserve to be filled with any type of soda or juice easily accessible on their soda fountain. At the moment the show began 7-11 was moving an energy drink which matches the shade and appearance of caf-pow on their soda fountains. The drink is called "Wild Stallion" and it might be purchased in a Big Gulp cup. Wild Stallions orange mango flavored drink in a Big Gulp cup is the closest you will uncover to the "Caf Pow" the character is drinking in the storyline. (also though its not what the actress is drinking when playing the part). Wild Stallion provides extract from coffee beans; however it is not coffee because it is never brewed and the extract is rerelocated by pressing instead of warm (the means coffee is made) so it is taken into consideration a juice and also not an iced coffee.

On trivial note:

According to Perrette, the cups were originally filled through Hawaiian Punch, however as soon as she stopped eating and drinking refined sugar, unsweetened cranberry juice was offered in its area. - Wikipeida

I can"t discover any kind of resource of just how did they came up through the name yet however as from Google search I deserve to see the interpretation of pow as:

expressing the sound of a blow or explosion.

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So naming a drink which is supposed to have x-treme caffeine caf-pow make feeling.