Coffee is a feature in Animal Crossing: Wild World and subsequent games available from The Roost in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk and the Cafe in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is available as a held item in New Leaf after 3 coffees have been ordered.
When a player becomes a regular visitor, Brewster will offer "pigeon milk" which lightens the color of the coffee. Coffee can be bought in other towns from Animal Crossing: City Folk onwards, whereas this option is not available in Animal Crossing: Wild World.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf the coffee item can be held like a tool. The player sips from the coffee after pressing A, finishing the drink after 5 sips.
In all games from Animal Crossing: Wild World onwards it is shown that villagers and some other characters also drink coffee. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf several different villagers from the town and other towns that the player has visited may stop by the Cafe to buy coffee, as will other characters such as Tom Nook, Tortimer and Pelly.
Each character has their own coffee preferences. This information is important when a daily job opens up after 6 coffees allowing the player to serve coffee to visiting characters.
- 'Pigeon milk', or 'crop milk' is a substance that is produced by all pigeons and doves, as well as some flamingos. Crop milk is produced in the 'crop', which is where birds store food temporarily. It is almost nothing like mammalian milk.
- In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, on Valentine's Day, coffee changes into hot chocolate, and Brewster is a little more open to the player.
- In a conversation with a uchi villager, they may ask Brewster during the winter, "Hey, Brewster, that winter blend you were working on... What did you end up naming it?" Brewster will either respond with "...Winter Coffee.", "...Winter Storm.", or remain silent with "..."