ei! wie schmeckt der coffee süsse
Here, Schlendrian plays his trump card: marriage. He threatens to deny Lieschen a husband if she doesnt give up the dreadful beverage; she relents, vowing never to drink another drop. Professor Greenberg thinks that Lieschen planed it this way all along: that Schlendrian had denied Lieschen a husband in the past and now finally relents in order to get Lieschen off the coffee.
8. Aria Heute noch
A joyous, sensual number, with an invigorating harpsichord and string accompanament; Lieschen sings longingly of a husband, encouraging her father to get her one now. With luck, she has traded coffee for a lover. Again to quote Professor Greenberg, I think theres something a little more than...oh...platonic in Lizzies voice.