Java Jive is a song performed by The Ink Spots that is an upbeat expression of their love for coffee. The band recorded the song, written by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake, in 1940. The lyrics reflect the slang of the day, including the reference to “Mr. Moto“, a fictional Japanese film spy. The Ink Spots continued to perform it later in their career.
The Manhattan Transfer also performed it on various occasions like Camera Three (1974), The Mike Douglas Show (1974), The Two Ronnies (1978), among others and recorded a popular version of the song in 1975.