Coffeeson is a little syntax that compiles into JSON. Underneath all those awkward braces and commas, JSON has always had a gorgeous data format at its heart. Coffeeson is an attempt to expose the good parts of JSON in a more human maintainable way. JSON is an awesome data exchange format. But when a human has to maintain it, it's not quite so awesome. Balanced braces, commas everywhere, and quoted key names make maintenance a bit tricky.