A coffee quote for every occasion

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Who doesn’t love a good coffee quote? I know I do, but not all coffee quotes are suitable for every occasion. If you want to find the right coffee quote to suit your mood for a particular day, then you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve searched the internet to find and classify the best coffee quotes, so you can easily find the right one. Feel free to skip to the section you prefer, by clicking on the table of contents below. You can return to the top of this page at any time, by clicking on the green “scroll to top” button, on the bottom right.

For the early morning

There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee. The first thing I do every day after taking the dogs outside is to grab my trusty old Moka pot, fill it with water and ground beans, close it, put it on the fire and wait next to the stove while the coffee gets made. It’s such a peaceful and relaxing time.

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Good morning. Drink coffee.

May your coffee be strong and your Monday short.


Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.

Terri Guillements

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


A morning without coffee is like sleep.


I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.


Coffee first. Schemes later.

Leanna Renee Hieber

For motivation

Motivation is often a struggle for me, and it might for you, too. That’s why I’m always looking for my next source of motivation, to keep me going. Frankly, I am often most successful in finding motivation right after accomplishing something work-related.

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

Jac Vanek

Given enough coffee I could rule the world.

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“You can do it”.
– Coffee

The road to success is paved in coffee.


Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.

Stephanie Piro

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

Flash Rosenberg

Never underestimate the importance of being properly caffeinated.


Coffee makes me invincible. However, when the cup is empty, I get back to being a mere mortal.

Terri Guillemets

Good ideas start with great coffee.

For the nerdy

Everybody knows your mind works better with some coffee. Enjoy some “food for thought” pretzels, with the following brainy coffee quotes.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

Alfred Renyi

No matter what historians claimed, B.C. really stood for “Before Coffee”.

Cherise Sinclair
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Life is like a cup of coffee. It’s all in how you make it. Or take it.

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

Earl Wilson

I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism.

Abigail Reynolds

Coffee: the favorite drink of the civilized world.

Thomas Jefferson

Drinking a cup of coffee with your eyes closed isn’t a sophisticated task for a person, but it’s hard for a robot.

Vijjay Kumar

There’s nothing like a cup of coffee to stimulate the brain cells.

Sherlock Holmes
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Coffee doesn’t ask silly questions. Coffee understands.

A coffee cup is full of ideas.

Mario Lubín

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation.

Peter Diamonde

For the gourmet/foodie types

I’m not always in search of the mythical perfect cup of coffee. Oftentimes regular coffee is enough to make me happy. But there’s no denying that a burst of pleasure and enlightenment can be found in a cup of really great coffee.

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.

Burt Lancaster

If the coffee can taste so good with nothing else in it, then that’s a good cup of coffee.


I am a coffee fanatic. Once you go to proper coffee, you can’t go back. You cannot go back.

Hugh Laurie

Coffee smells like fresh-ground heaven.

Jessi Lane Adams
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Coffee and friends make the perfect blend.

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

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

Rian Aditia

Coffee and chocolate. The inventor of mocha should be considered a saint.

Cherise Sinclair

You can’t have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.

Adam Gopnik

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

Hugh Jackman

For romance

Love makes everything better, says the romantic in me. And that’s certainly true for coffee. Few things are more enjoyable than sharing a moment of coffee with your loved one.

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

Josephine Baker

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


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


Coffee and love are best when they are hot.

German proverb

How do you like your coffee?

– With you!

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All you need is love. And a cup of coffee.

Books, coffee. A cold and rainy day. A great afternoon to be with you.


Love should be like coffee. Sometimes strong, sometimes sweet, sometimes alone, sometimes with company, but never cold.


For those who like wine and other stimulants

For some of us, coffee is an important part of a bigger scheme of stimulating beverages and anxiety-reducing substances. My second favorite drink, after coffee, happens to be wine.

Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic’s best friend!

Gerard Way

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.

Alex Levine

Coffee, because it’s too early for wine.


Passion tastes like wine, love tastes like coffee.


Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.

Lara Flynn Boyle
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There’s always time for coffee.

For those who believe “there is no life without coffee”

Some people like coffee and some can’t live without it. If you are among the latter, these are the coffee quotes for you.

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


There is no live without water. Because water is needed to make coffee.


I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.

Clark Gable
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Everything gets better with coffee.

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

Flash Rosenberg

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

David Letterman

I can’t imagine a day without coffee.

Howard Schultz

For a cranky mood

Sometimes you are in a cranky mood, and you prefer to stay that way. For those situations, we also have the right coffee quote for you. Just please stop bothering me!

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

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Life begins after coffee.

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

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

Diane Ackerman

Never trust anyone who doesn’t drink coffee.


Coffee must be indeed a slow potion for I have sipped it for seventy-five years,


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


Never trust anyone who doesn’t drink coffee.

A.J. Lee

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

Albert Camus

Decaf coffee only works if you throw it at people.


For inspiring deep thoughts

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But first, coffee.

I love me some philosophizing mood. Preferably accompanied by like-minded friends.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Groucho Marx

May your coffee kick in before reality does.


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

Donna A. Favors

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

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

Terry Pratchett

Coffee makes us severe, and grave and philosophical.

Jonathan Swift

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

For the love of coffee

Our last category of coffee quotes needs no further justification. They were just created to celebrate coffee love.

But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.

David Lynch
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Coffee is always a good idea.

Coffee is a hug in a mug.


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

Henry Rollins

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

Cassandra Clare

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


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


Thank you for reading this far, I hope you enjoyed it. Which coffee quote was your favorite? Do you have one that I missed and should have included here?



Last Updated on May 28, 2023 by Cristina Vélez

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James Pagan
4 years ago

Waking up is no long-drawn or you can say a complete activity. Your day will not originate unless you begin your day with a cup of hot coffee. As it has many benefits it also gives you an instant hit that is much more need for you to begin your day.

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