Coffee Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old coffee quotes, coffee sayings, and coffee proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.      

Flash Rosenberg

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who genuinely have a medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.     

Dave Barry

Coffee: the favorite drink of the civilized world.     

Thomas Jefferson

As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.     

Honoré de Balzac

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.     

David Lynch

The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks.     

James Mackintosh

Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's blend.     

Unknown Author

We want to do a lot of stuff; we're not in great shape. We didn't get a good night's sleep. We're a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.     

Jerry Seinfeld

Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.     

Benjamin Franklin

Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever.     

David Letterman

A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Coffee was only a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your slightly older self.     

Terry Pratchett

Coffee, according to the women of Denmark, is to the body what the Word of the Lord is to the soul.     

Isak Dinesen

After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm.     

Diane Ackerman

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.     

Lewis Black

Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?     

Albert Camus

I never laugh until I've had my coffee     

Clark Gable

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness.     

Sheik Abd-al-Kadir

A morning without coffee is like sleep.     

Unknown Author

Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it's hard to go back to sleep.     

Fran Drescher

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.     

Terri Guillemets

There's nothing sweeter than a cup of bitter coffee.     

Rian Aditia

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?     

Cassandra Clare

Come on, don't you ever stop and smell the coffee?     

Justina Chen

Coffee first. Schemes later.     

Leanna Renee Hieber

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.     

Hugh Jackman

Coffee and love are best when they are hot.     

German Proverb

A cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.     

Unknown Author

What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.     

Henry Rollins

Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.     

Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee.     

Donna A. Favors

The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drinks.     

Sir James MacKintosh

Without my morning coffee, I’m just like a dried-up piece of goat.     

J.S. Bach

I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.     

Louisa May Alcott

Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.     

Alphonse Allais

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.     

Ronald Reagan

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.     

T.S. Eliot

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.     

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.     

Abraham Lincoln

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.     

Alfred Renyi

He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something.     

Josephine Baker

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.     

Bill Cosby

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ’Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.     

Jim Carrey

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.     

Edward Abbey

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.     

Anne Spencer

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?     

Jean Kerr

Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!     

Gerard Way

Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas.     

Emo Phillips

I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.     

Steven Wright

Oh, I can't stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing, walking, and words putting into sentence doing.     

Amy Sherman-Palladino

And coffee. Milk and coffee, oh my God! What a drink! It's milk and coffee, mixed together!     

Dean Parisot

But coffee already tastes like coffee. Like, a lot. No, it's not the flavor of coffee, it's to flavor your coffee. You put it in your coffee for a burst of authentic flavor.     

Brent Butt

We're gonna sit around our bonfire of coffee and cigarettes, and you're gonna share your story. But - we wait, until the coffee is poured.     

Paul Thomas Anderson

I don't care, you gotta do it right. Look... crease it nice and smooth. Put some love into your coffee.     

Danny MAlin

I don't drink coffee either. It's a drug. It messes with your brain.     

Paul Mendelson

Instant coffee: is just old beans that have been cremated.     

Jennifer Saunders

You're sure drinkin' a lot of coffee. Well, at your age. Well, you know that doctor told you to cut down on your coffee drinkin'     

Richard Carr

Who doesn't drink coffee? I mean, it's just - It's just coffee! You have with for breakfast, or when you're sitting in a cafe pretending to write a novel - it's not a drink! It's a hug!     

Michelle Lovretta

Incredibly, it is. I mean, I wouldn't possibly drink the same coffee that you drink just in case yours spilled, that would be pathetic.     

Peter Chiarelli

Staring at the walls, think I know what I see / Anger and coffee, feeling mean / Drinking black coffee, black coffee, drinking black coffee, staring at the wall     

Ike Turner

I'll drink coffee 'till I die / Don't pour me water just fill up my cup / You know it takes a lot just to keep me up     

Emmett Grogan

Instead she brought me a cup of chicory / I got those Java blues / Coffee's got me / Java blues / Oh coffee, coffee, coffee     

Emmett Grogan

I got a spit of black coffee, oh how good it tastes / I said a dime is all it costs in the States / For a cup of black coffee, how good it tastes     

Ike Turner

Make it warm and make it sweet / Just the way my life has been / Give me coffee, coffee, coffee / Coffee, coffee     

Tom T Hall

Some men drink alcohol / Some men drink juices from the vine / But as for me I'm very simple / Give me coffee every time     

Tom T Hall

Coffee time, my dreamy friend, it's coffee time / Let's sing this silly little rhyme / And have a cup of coffee     

Arthur Freed

Greetin' time, the music box is beatin' time / It's good old-fashioned meetin' time / We're in the pink, so come and clink / And let's drink a cup of coffee     

Arthur Freed

Way down among Brazilians / Coffee beans grow by the billions / So they've got to find those extra cups to fill / They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil     

Bob Hilliard

Gotta serve it to me, hot / Just like I like my coffee / It’s keepin’ me from sleepin’ on my job     

Koshah E Daniels

I need it in the mornin’, early crack of dawn and / Gets me goin’, so keep it flowin’ / And make no mistake, no debate, need that coffee break     

Koshah E Daniels

I love coffee, I love tea / I love the java jive and it loves me / Coffee and tea and the jiving and me     

Milton Drake

You know that I'm not keen for a bean / Unless it is a cheery coffee bean.     

Milton Drake

I'm tryin' to cut down on my caffeine consumption, / So when I get up, I just have one cup of coffee, / And I like to have another cup of coffee with my breakfast     

Salvatore P Cerna

Mysterious and dark / One more cup of coffee for the road / One more cup of coffee 'fore I go / To the valley below     

Bob Dylan

Let's get some coffee, let me show what this thing's about / Let me show how you the one I sing about / And the coffee makes me wanna scream and shout / It makes me energetic     

Josiah Davis

Coffee, I'm thankin' You for making me move / I'm awfully sure I would not be alive without You     

Josiah Davis

Coffee is nice / But it's better with spice / Coffee and toast / Are the best breakfast for most Coffee, what a bean / It’s never been seen     

Robert Curran

Coffees a stimulant / And makes my ears ring / More rings in my ears I don't need / Just more coffee my belly I’ll feed     

Robert Curran

Two shoots from off a coffee-tree / He carried with him o'er the sea. / Each little tender coffee slip / He waters daily in the ship     

Charles Lamb

Whene'er I fragrant coffee drink, / I on the generous Frenchman think, / Whose noble perseverance bore / The tree to Martinico's shore     

Charles Lamb

Coffee can fill your heart with glee.     

Mario William Vitale

We press our lips to the enameled rim of the cups / and know this grease that floats / over the coffee will one day stop our hearts.     

Raymond Carver

Coffee is a good source of potassium, contains appreciable amounts of magnesium and may contribute significantly of manganese intake.     

R.J. Clarke

People love coffee of its two-fold effect--the pleasurable sensation and the increased efficiency it produces.     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee is universal in its appeal. All nations do it homage. It has become recognized as a human necessity.     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee has an important place in the rational dietary of all civilized people of earth. It is a democratic beverage.     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity, after oil, Commodities are goods that are bought and sold on world markets.     

Adrianna Morganelli

No 'food drink' has ever encountered so much opposition as coffee.     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee is something more than a beverage. It is one of the world's greatest adjutant foods.     

William Harrison Ukers

Men and women drink coffee because it adds to their sense of well-being. It not only smells good and tastes good to all mankind, heathen or civilized, but all respond to its wonderful stimulating properties.     

William Harrison Ukers

The chief factors in coffee goodness are the caffeine content and the caffeol.     

William Harrison Ukers

The caffeol supplies the flavor and the aroma-- that indescribable Oriental fragrance that wooes us through the nostrils, forming one of the principal elements that make up the lure of coffee.     

William Harrison Ukers

Life all good things in life, the drinking of coffee may be abused.     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee is, perhaps, less often abused than wrongly accused. It all depends. A little more tolerance!     

William Harrison Ukers

One of our contemporary attackers of the national beverage bewails the fact that no palatable hot drink has been found to take the place of coffee.     

William Harrison Ukers

Good coffee, carefully roasted and properly brewed, produces a natural beverage that, for tonic effect, can not be surpassed, even by its rivals.     

William Harrison Ukers

The festive drink / Coffee is our gold / Nectar of all men     

William Harrison Ukers

Coffee, which makes the politician wise. Its aroma is the pleasantest in all nature.     

William Harrison Ukers

A brief account of the cultivation of the coffee plant in the Old World and its introduction into the New--A romantic coffee adventure.     

William Harrison Ukers

Ever since coffee was first consumed in the West, towards the middle of the seventeenth century, specific local habits and traditions have developed and overlapped, entailing great difference in coffee consumption.     

Andrea Illy

Socializing and comfort are two aspects particularly associated with coffee consumption.     

Andrea Illy

Coffee has been an object of fascination and passion, and a mirror for how we see the human body and nature.     

Adriana Farah

In the modern world, coffee has become a familiar part of everyday life.     

Adriana Farah

Coffee is a source of and medium for the stimulant caffeine, the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world.     

Adriana Farah

Diverse social, economic, and scientific factors have affected the historical development of coffee science.      

Adriana Farah

Coffee is the drink of Japanese 'modernity' as well as of 'democracy' as both developed over the past 130 years.     

Merry White

This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army on the battlefield, and the battle takes place.. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just a battle with powder.     

Honoré de Balzac

Coffee was initially used for spiritual purposes. Muslim dervishes in Yemen grew the shrub in their plots of land, at first making wine from the pulp of the fermented berries.     

Paul Chrystal

Coffee makes people feel less drowsy and more alert because it contains a chemical called caffeine.     

Adrianna Morganelli