160+ Coffee Quotes To Inspire

One simply does not work without coffee. 

Anyone will agree that coffee affects our daily lives. It’s the life force that keeps us grinding. It’s the fuel that keeps us going. Without coffee, life would surely be a big “depresso”. Don’t be depressed. There’s a reason to smile. Enjoy life with a cupful of relatable coffee quotes from BigCupofCoffee.com. We’ve compiled over 160 coffee quotes from different sources and “brewed” them especially for you. Sit back and enjoy reading these coffee quotes to use for daily inspiration.

Table of Contents

Coffee Quotes: Coffee and Waking Up in the Morning

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

Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee. It’s called sleeping. – Unknown

“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” – Lewis Black

“I’ll quit coffee. It won’t be easy drinking my Baileys straight, but I’ll get used to it. It’ll still be the best part of waking up.” – Megan Mullally

Procaffeination

“Nothing says coffee like six in the morning.” – Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

“This left me alone to solve the coffee problem—a sort of catch-22, as in order to think straight I need caffeine, and in order to make that happen I need to think straight.” – David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.— Terri Guillemets

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.— Terri Guillemets

Sometimes I stay up so late that I have my morning coffee before I go to bed.— Unknown

A morning without coffee is like sleep.— Unknown

Okay Starbucks, now you’ve gone too far. — Weird Al Yankovic

Forever: Time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning.— Unknown

Good morning coffee!

Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.— Fran Drescher

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.

A cup of coffee – real coffee – home-browned, home ground, homemade, 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 keeps me going until it’s time for wine. – Unknown 

Coffee Quotes: Coffee and Your True Self

Coffee first. Schemes later. – Leanna Renee Hieber

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

Life without coffee is like something without something … sorry, I haven’t had any coffee yet. – Unknown

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

Decaf coffee only works if you throw it at people. – Unknown

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

I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now. – Louisa May Alcott

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. – Stephanie Piro

I like my coffee like I like myself: strong, sweet, and too hot for you. –  Jac Vanek 

Wanna hear a joke? Decaf. – Unknown

Coffee isn’t a drink

If you are not coffee, chocolate or bacon, I’m going to need you to go away. – Unknown

Why, yes, I could start my day without coffee. But I like being able to remember things like how to say words and put on pants. Nanea Hoffman

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. – T.S. Eliot

“I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing, and the walking, and the words-putting-into-sentences doing.” – Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

Decaffeinated coffee is like a hairless cat, it exists, but that doesn’t make it right.— Unknown

How do I take my coffee?

Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.— Jonathan Swift, 1722

Drinking beer in a coffee mug. I feel like I am cheating on my coffee.— Unknown

Caffeine — It maintains my sunny personality.— Unknown

Did I run out of caffeine or are you really that boring?— Unknown

I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism.— Pemberley by the Sea, Abigail Reynolds

Drink coffee! Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy.— Unknown

Coffee! Is the planet shaking or is just me?— Unknown

I like instant gratification. It’s like instant Coffee, only it won’t keep you up all night.— Jarod Kintz

What do you want?… Just Coffee. Black – like my soul.— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.— Napoleon Bonaparte

I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume.— John Van Druten

Given enough coffee I could rule the world.— Unknown

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.— Burt Lancaster

I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge.— Jennifer Lopez

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

When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.— Helen Hayes

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

I don’t know how people live without coffee, I really don’t. – Martha Quinn

“It’s so good to see you! It’s been AGES! Shall we caffeinate this moment? – Stephanie Piro

Everyday is a  chance to be better and do better. Right now? I better have some coffee – Nanea Hoffman 

Coffee Quotes: Coffee and Health

Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups. – Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s strange how drinking cups of water seems impossible, but 8 cups of coffee go down like a chubby kid on a see-saw. – Unknown

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

A new study links drinking more coffee to a longer lifespan.

“To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one’s fling from time to time, smoke one’s pipe, and drink one’s coffee in peace.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Never Underestimate the Importance of Being Properly Caffeinated.— Unknown

To an old man, a cup of coffee is like the doorpost of an old house — it sustains and strengthens him.— Old Bourbon Proverb

I don’t know what I’d do without coffee. I’m guessing 25 to life.— Unknown

A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more.— Jayne Mansfield

7 days without coffee makes one WEAK.— Unknown

Decaf? No, it’s dangerous to dilute my caffeine stream.— Unknown

Doctors found traces of blood in my coffee stream.— Unknown

I’m not saying coffee has the power to heal. I’m just saying now that I’ve had some, I don’t feel like I’m dying anymore. Draw your own conclusions. – Nanea Hoffman

To drink is human. To drink coffee is divine.— Unknown

Caffeine-The other Vitamin C.— Unknown

Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin.— Unknown

How to process your emotions in a healthy way

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.— Unknown

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

Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis – a good hot cup of coffee. – Alexander King

Coffee is the best medicine. – Unknown Author

Be strong. Be bold. Be full of good energy. Be coffee. – Nanea Hoffman

Coffee Quotes: Coffee is Not Enough to Survive

What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. – Henry Rollins

The most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long I can go without coffee. Unknown

Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee. – Unknown

Save the Earth

 “What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?” – Anthony Trollope, The Warden

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” – David Lynch

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.— Sheik Abd-al-Kabir

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

Everybody should believe in something. I believe I’ll have another coffee.— Unknown

There is no life without water. Because water is needed to make coffee.— Unknown

I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without it.— Unknown

Life is short.

I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.— David Lynch

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

Clinging to sanity one cup at a time. – Nanea Hoffman

Coffee Quotes: Love, Happiness, and Good Vibes

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I want someone to look at me the way I look at coffee. – Unknown

I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee. – Clark Gable

To make me happy: Make me coffee, bring me coffee, be coffee …coffee. – Unknown

Whatever today is for you

Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee. – Unknown

Bad day? Coffee

“Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow.” – Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge

“I’d never met coffee that wasn’t wonderful. It was just a matter of how wonderful it was.” Laurell K. Hamilton

“Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren’t prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets.” Stephen King, On Writing

“I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.” J.D. Salinger

People say money can’t buy happiness. They Lie. Money buys Coffee, Coffee makes Me Happy!— Unknown

My coffee machine is the most beautiful person in the world to me.— Unknown

When you have the love of a puppy 

Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.— Unknown

I do what I can

Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.— Jessi Lane Adams

Every morning I long to hold you…I need you, I want you, I have to have you…your warmth, your smell, your taste…ohhh coffee, I love you.— Unknown

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

“You are strong, you are beautiful, and you make the world a better place.” Things I  say to my coffee. – Nanea Hoffman

Adventure in life is good. Consistency in coffee even better.— Justina Headley

Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee.— Unknown

The first cup is for the guest, the second for enjoyment, the third for the sword.— Old Arabic Saying

There’s nothing sweeter than a cup of bitter coffee.— Rian Aditia

Deja Brew: The feeling that you’ve had this coffee before.— Unknown

Coffee and love are best when they are hot. – German Proverb

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy coffee and that’s pretty close. – Unknown

This house runs on love, laughter and a whole lot of coffee. – Unknown

My idea of a real good time involves fresh coffee, strong wifi, a good book, and a comfy spot. I’m wild like that. – Nanea Hoffman

Coffee Quotes: How Coffee Runs the World

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

Humanity runs on coffee. – Unknown

Don’t live here as a slave

May your coffee kick in before reality does. – Unknown

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

I’m changing the world one cup at a time

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

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

A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it. – Unknown

No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for ‘Before Coffee.’ – Cherise Sinclair

Coffee connects us in so many ways – to each other, to our senses, and to the earth that supports the coffee trees. Rohan Marley

“Ah coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks” – Holly Black, Ironside

“Coffee, the favorite drink of the civilized world.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I think the key to the start of any good relationship is to remember how the other person likes their coffee.” – J. Lynn, Wait for You

“Coffee is a language in itself.” – Jackie Chan

“To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” – Hugh Jackman

Coffee is a way of stealing time which should by rights belong to your older self.— Terry Pratchett

We are cups, constantly, and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.— Unknown

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.— Earl Wilson

I’m going to start measuring the complexity of coding tasks in coffee cups. “This was a five-espresso algorithm.”— Unknown

Not all who wander are lost

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.— Paul Erdos

Coffee which makes the politician wise, and see through all things with his half-shut eyes.— Alexander Pope

Coffee. Creative lighter fluid.— Floyd Maxwell

How far behind would technology be, if no one ever discovered coffee?— Unknown

Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs— Bill Gates

The road to success is paved in coffee.— Unknown

You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee.— Edward VII

Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.— Rory Bremner

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

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

I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community. – Howard Schultz

Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised. – Star Trek: Voyager

Drinking coffee before interacting with other humans should totally count as a community service. I do it because I care. – Nanea Hoffman

Conclusion

Coffee quotes are one way to remind us that every cup of coffee is a mix of everything that we hope for. Quotes about coffee also teach us a lot of valuable lessons in life that sometimes we forget. Maybe it’s because we take everything seriously or we’re too busy to notice small things?

But every time we take a sip, we were given time to relax, to reflect, and enjoy the moment.

In addition to the long list of coffee quotes we shared with you, what are your personal favorites? Do you live by a coffee quote? Share with us your own quotes so coffee lovers can relate! Just drop those hot and cold coffee quotes you’d like to share in the comments below.

Cheryl De Torres

Cheryl De Torres

Author

Writing content for 3 years and it wouldn't be possible without a cup of coffee in the morning. And yes! The stronger, the better.

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