Boomers grew up on pale, tasteless, weak supermarket coffee which their mothers made in a percolator or a stove top vacuum pot.They poured milk in it, which diluted it even more, and that was about all anyone could expect. With the introduction of drip coffeemakers, beginning with the revolutionary Mr. Coffee, things started looking up. But who could have ever foreseen the craze to follow? Hard to imagine back then, but visionaries like Howard Schultz, creator of Starbuck's, knew the time had come, and he was there to help deliver Americans from the boring beverage and blast it into the stratosphere. We've become a coffee crazed country, and aren't we loving it.