Are you now in Italy or Savannah?
Italy didn't have any national beers (and why would it?) you really wanted to drink in the late 70s. We drank Heineken.
Pretty amazing you didn't acquire at least one of those vices in the military! Don't think I ran into anyone one who didn't drink coffee in the Corps.
Fortunately, I have always passed on all things tobacco, so I never went down that path.
I'm not a coffee snob either, but, if I get as really bad cup, I will toss it in a heartbeat. And I don't care for bitter coffee; just strong, smooth, robust coffee.
If not a good shot of espresso, I'm equally content with pour over; with the right bean!