It's been reported by NBC that Mr. Obama does not drink coffee. Here's a silly exchange on MSNBC's Hardball about that. (Some might say many of the exchanges on Hardball are silly. But that's for another day, another discussion.)
Sen. Barack Obama "campaigned today [10 April 2008] in northern Indiana, shaking hands and chatting with people at a diner near South Bend," MSNBC correspondent David Shuster stated to host Chris Matthews: "Well, here's the other thing that we saw on the tape, Chris, is that, when Obama went in, he was offered coffee, and he said, 'I'll have orange juice.' "
I've also seen reported, contrary to visual evidence, that President Obama does not like beer. But here's this, from Draft Magazine:
Back in September , in the heat of the campaign, “60 Minutes” reporter Steve Croft said that Obama had been trying hard to reach blue-collar voters, noting that the presidential candidate had even “sipped beer with them, which I know you don’t particularly like.”
Obama, who had surely endured more significant campaign trail slights, seemed genuinely peeved by the suggestion.
“Steve, I had a beer last night. Where does the story come from that… I don’t like beer? ” he asked. “C’mon, man.”
Out With the Buckler, In With the Brew: Real Beer Returns to the White House
By Noah Davis
Jan 22nd, 2009
So there you have it. The President may like a beer now and again. And now, we return you to more substantive matters.
UPDATE: 2009.02.10: "I’m always good for a beer" .