spice\ melange

Orange-brown dried residue at the bottom of coffee mugs deliberately left unwashed by their owners. Many such owners are highly protective of their spice.

A: Time to wash the dishes. B: Leave my mug alone. A: That filthy cup hasn't been washed in ages. It's got crap solidified in the bottom. B: Hey, that's my spice melange. It adds spice to my coffee. Leave my cup alone!

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