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21 Coffee Quotes To Enjoy With Your Morning Brew

If you’ve been keeping up with Home Grounds’ posts, you know that we’re pretty obsessed with coffee. But so are almost 50% of Americans. Nearly half of us drink three to five cups of coffee daily, with the vast majority choosing the caffeinated version over decaf.

Are you still not convinced that coffee is the nectar of the gods? Here are 20 thought-provoking coffee quotes for you to ponder while standing in line at your local cafe.

Baristas, Remember, Your Job Saves Lives and Prevents Rampant Lawlessness.

We have a latte love for coffee puns, and we would like to take this moment to share the love with some unsung heroes who bravely stand at the front lines and protect us from the yet-to-be-caffeinated masses (1).

It is through their good work that formerly grouchy colleagues and bosses become paragons of virtue, excellent listeners, and saints incarnate. OK, maybe that optimism means we’ve had one too many shots of espresso.

By the way, if you’re looking for even more great coffee quotes, check out our list of the best books about coffee.

  1. “Sometimes, you meet people who change your life for the better. Those people are called baristas.” – Unknown
  2. “Let us now take a moment to reflect on the plight of the Starbucks barista, that patient indulger of obsessive-compulsive customer requests, that tireless dispenser of forced smiles, that hapless victim of a never-ending parade of indignities. Any brave soul who dons the green apron must endure annoyances that would crush the rest of us – or at least send us into a cup-throwing, syrup-spraying rage.” – Taylor Clark (2)
  3. “…never seen him inspired by any more dangerous stimulant than strong coffee, of which he was very fond & of which [he] drank freely. MacIntosh says that the measure of a man’s brain is the amount of coffee he can drink with impunity.” – Sarah Helen Whitman, fiancee of Edgar Allan Poe (3)
  4. “Even when things are going great for me, the best part of my day comes with the first four or five sips of my morning coffee. Either my life is pathetic, or coffee is really good.” – John Scheck (4)
  5. “Mindful Monday Humans, May your coffee kick in before reality does.” – Napz Cherub Pellazo (5)

Coffee Is Life. Here’s Why.

We could write pages and pages extolling the virtues of coffee, but I think we’ll let coffee memes and these coffee quotes speak for us.

  1. “No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.” – Sheik Abd-al-Kabir (6)
  2. “People say money can’t buy happiness. They Lie. Money buys Coffee. Coffee makes Me Happy!” – Unknown
  3. “I don’t know what I’d do without coffee. I’m guessing 25 to life.” – Unknown
  4. “I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without it.” – Unknown
  5. “If it wasn’t for coffee, I’d have no discernible personality at all.” – David Letterman
Coffee Is Life

Are Your Life Goals as Caffeinated as Ours? We doubt It.

Coffee is at the heart of our life’s work, hobbies, and goals. Without it, we’re much less productive, happy, and far less motivated. And apparently, we’re not the only ones.

  1. “Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.” – Unknown
  2. “What do you want?… Just Coffee. Black – like my soul.” – Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (7)
  3. “It just occurred to me that if I committed to everything else in my life the same way I commit to drinking coffee every morning, I’d be one successful ass bitch!” – Tanya Masse (8)
  4. “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” – T. S. Eliot
  5. “Sometimes success is simply being able to drink an entire cup of coffee while it’s still hot.” – Tanya Masse (9)

Don’t Worry, AIs Aren’t Taking over the World (or Your Job) Anytime Soon. Why Not? Coffee!

Last but not least, we consulted your friendly neighborhood artificial intelligence for its thoughts on coffee. And, yeah, it’s as obsessed with coffee as we are. From the philosophical to the artistic, the following coffee quotes illustrate — through an abundance of hyperbole — how even Big Tech runs on coffee.

Please note: The following is for entertainment purposes only. Home Grounds is not responsible for the damage or personal injury resulting from dousing your hard drives, laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones in coffee.

OpenAI Chat GPT3 Prompt: “Make up some original quotes about why AIs need coffee. Make them hilarious, quotable, and perfect for Instagram posts.”

  1. “Coffee is the fuel that powers the engine of life, sparking creativity, and ignites passion.”
  2. “Without coffee, life would be a mistake”
  3. “Without coffee, AI is just a machine, but with it, it becomes a work of art.”
  4. “Artificial intelligence may not have a heart, but it still runs on a steady flow of coffee.”
  5. “AI may not have a heart, but it still beats to the rhythm of coffee.”
  6. “AI may not have a nervous system, but it still needs coffee to keep its circuits from shorting out.”

Wrapping Up

It’s official. Celebrities, comic strip artists, authors, and artificial intelligence all agree: coffee is essential for maintaining a happy, healthy, productive, and peaceful society. Or at least it’s a good start.

Got any thought-provoking, hilarious, punny, or intriguing coffee quotes to share? Why not tag and follow us on Instagram, drop us a comment below, or connect with us in our Home Grounds Facebook group?

  1. 2022 Coffee Statistics: Consumption, Purchases, and Preferences. (2022). Driveresearch.com. https://www.driveresearch.com/market-research-company-blog/coffee-survey/
  2. Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture: Clark, Taylor: 9780316013482: Amazon.com: Books. (2023). Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031601348X/
  3. Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life: Barger, Andrew: 9781589611047: Amazon.com: Books. (2023). Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589611047/
  4. John Scheck Quotes (Author of Nothing Personal). (2023). Goodreads.com. https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/20176282.John_Scheck
  5. A quote by Napz Cherub Pellazo. (2022). Goodreads.com. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8720242-mindful-monday-humans-may-your-coffee-kick-in-before-reality
  6. Cofeology Cafe. (2023). Twitter. https://twitter.com/cofeologycafe/status/1278252126775529472
  7. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments): 9781416914280: Clare, Cassandra: Books. (2023). Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416914285/
  8. Tanya Masse Quotes (Author of Stairway to Awesomeness!) (page 6 of 8). (2014). Goodreads.com. https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7217198.Tanya_Masse?page=6
  9. A quote by Tanya Masse. (2020). Goodreads.com. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9432233-sometimes-success-is-simply-being-able-to-drink-an-entire
Iris M. Pang
One of my first childhood memories of coffee was in Montreal, Quebec. Every time my family and I walked through the mall, the aroma of fresh, brewed coffee and Belgian waffles permeated all the stores. Whatever that delicious smell was, I had to have it. And the rest is history. When I'm not writing or touring local coffee shops, you'll find me on social media, trying out different ethnic cuisine at local restaurants, and having deep discussions over coffee and pastries.

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