Espresso Sayings and Quotes

Espresso drinkers aren’t just regular coffee lovers—they’re the elite. Don’t let the small cup fool you. That 3.5 ounces is filled with a bold and intense flavor. Up your caffeine game with the collection of espresso quotes below.


Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France.     

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

A good espresso to me is a little bit salty; you just become used to a good taste. Anytime I go into a new place and they don't clean their machine properly or the water temperature isn't right, it tastes awful.      

Andrew Bird

Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience,like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting     

Andrea Illy

Espresso is a miracle of chemistry in a cup.     

Andrea Illy

The quintessential expression of coffee is espresso.     

Ernesto Illy

The magic of espresso is that it's only made with 50 beans.     

Andrea Illy

To espresso or to latte, that is the question...whether 'tis tastier on the palate to choose white mocha over plain...or to take a cup to go. Or a mug to stay, or extra cream, or have nothing, and by opposing the endless choice, end one's heartache.     

Jasper Fforde

To brew great espresso, a confluence of events must occur that marries human judgment with mechanical precision.     

Michael Hession

Obsessing over things like mouthfeel, crema color, and grind size will always seem ridiculous to the vast majority. But once you get a taste of a truly remarkable espresso, it’s hard not to seek more.     

Michael Hession

It is luxuriously creamy, with a kiss of foamy crema and a lingering aftertaste. These things are absolutely true of espresso, the good ones as well as the bad ones.     

Meister