There’s nothing quite like the first cup of coffee in the morning. A few sips of the magic potion later and you’re suddenly awake and ready to take on the world. Whether you enjoy an espresso, a latte, or a mocha-choca-something, if you’ve landed on this page, chances are you are a coffee aficionado.

For many people, coffee is just something that gets you going in the morning, but to a true coffee lover, all the answers they need are found every morning at the bottom of their favorite mug. If you want to experience a deeper affinity for this fine beverage, just like a real coffee lover, look no further than these coffee quotes.

Most of us don’t realize it, but we all have a morning ritual and drinking our coffee is part of it. Some enjoy it at home, some on their way to work, but God forbid skipping it because we’re going to be cranky for the rest of the day.

Today, make sure you have a fresh pot brewing nearby. After reading though these delightful coffee quotes, you’ll definitely need a refill.

Here are 120 coffee quotes to start your day fresh:

Funny coffee quotes

What else do you need in the morning aside from a freshly brewed coffee? A good laugh! So pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the following funny coffee quotes that we have prepared for you. They are just what you need to start your day with a big smile on your face. Just make sure you don’t spill your beverage as we did while reading these sayings.

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

He quit drinking coffee, and naturally, his brain stopped working. 

ORHAN PAMUK

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger… Except for the extinction of coffee… that might kill me. 

TANYA MASSE

People don’t seem as annoying when I’ve got coffee. 

TOMMY COTTON

If it comes from a pot that reads decaf, it is not coffee. If it comes from a nut, it is not milk. 

LOREN WEISMAN

I’d heard people order coffee drinks whose names went on for half an hour . . . A double mocha joka jerky over ice with a peppermint twist and a Kansas City pickle on the side. 

CINDY CALLAGHAN

Years now without coffee, without alcohol, without tobacco… Luckily, there is anxiety, which usefully replaces the strongest stimulants. 

EMIL M. CIORAN

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

STEVEN WRIGHT

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

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (more Abraham Lincoln quotes)

A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

RACHEL HOLLIS

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

JAC VANEK

When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee.

UNKNOWN

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

UNKNOWN

Iced coffee might be cold, but it was made in heaven.

ANTHONY T. HINCKS

Why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he drank his coffee before it was cool.

BARISTA LIFE

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

Coffee in England is just toasted milk.

CHRISTOPHER FRY

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.

JILLY COOPER

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

LEWIS BLACK

I gave up coffee. It’s almost worse than giving up a lover.

SANDRA BULLOCK

Decaf coffee only works if you throw it at people.

UNKNOWN

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

ALPHONSE ALLAIS

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

UNKNOWN

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

EDWARD ABBEY

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

MARTHA QUINN

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

UNKNOWN

Seven days without coffee makes one weak.

UNKNOWN

Morning coffee quotes

The undeniable coffee aroma lures us out of bed in the morning. Whether you enjoy your coffee at home before rushing out to work, swing by a drive-thru, or sit for hours at a local coffeehouse with an oversized mug while working, these morning coffee quotes will definitely validate your love for the “black water”.

A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray. 

MARCIA CARRINGTON

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

The fresh smell of coffee soon wafted through the apartment, the smell that separates night from day. 

HARUKI MURAKAMI (more Haruki Murakami quotes)

Somehow, the Good Lord don’t want to see no man start a cold morning with just black coffee. 

ROBERT NEWTON PECK

I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up. There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is the incentive, at the very least. 

ANNIE CLARK

I took a long slurp of the instant coffee, just to annoy him some more. ‘Mmm. Unpretentious and perfectly pleasant. What a way to start the day.’ 

A.A. ALBRIGHT

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 PHILIPS

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

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.

MARTHA BECK

You should know that before 10 am, no matter what the question is, my answer is always coffee.

UNKNOWN

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

UNKNOWN

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

FRAN DRESCHER

Ah coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks.

HOLLY BLACK

Isn’t the smell of coffee the best alarm clock?

S.A. TAWKS

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.

TERRI GUILLEMETS

Why do I drink coffee in the morning? Because it’s too early for wine.

UNKNOWN

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

DONNA A. FAVORS

From the first cup of coffee in the morning to playing in the sheets at night, I choose you to be by my side.

J. WOLF

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

FLASH ROSENBERG

I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.

TERRI GUILLEMETS

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

HUGH JACKMAN

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 (more Jim Carrey quotes)

Short coffee quotes

We know that all you coffee lovers out there love to take pictures of your magic potion, so we thought that you might also need a good quote for your social media captions. Without further ado, here are the best short coffee quotes that you can share with your friends. Read through them and revisit us whenever you need a few powerful words to describe your love for coffee.

Black as night, sweet as sin. 

NEIL GAIMAN

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all. 

DAVID LYNCH

No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for “Before Coffee. 

CHERISE SINCLAIR

Coffee first. Schemes later. 

LEANNA RENEE HIEBER

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

JUSTINA CHEN HEADLEY

I like coffee exceedingly… 

H.P. LOVECRAFT

I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (more Napoleon Bonaparte quotes)

Coffee, the favorite drink of the civilized world.

THOMAS JEFFERSON (more Thomas Jefferson quotes)

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

CHARLES MAURICE DE TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD

There were some problems only coffee and ice cream could fix.

 AMAL EL-MOHTAR

Never underestimate the power of a good cup of coffee. 

URSULA VERNON

Coffee is a kind of magic you can drink. 

CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

Put the coffee on, bubbles, I’m coming home. 

RICHARD BRAUTIGAN

Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.

JESSI LANE ADAMS

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.

UNKNOWN

I do not question anyone anymore. I drink coffee and I live.

TAHAR BEN JELLOUN

May your coffee kick in before reality does.

UNKNOWN

If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.

DAVID LETTERMAN

I need a coffee to go with my coffee.

ZOOEY DESCHANEL

I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume.

JOHN VAN DRUTEN

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

SHEIK ABD-AL-KADIR

Coffee. Creative lighter fluid.

FLOYD MAXWELL

Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.

JUSTINA CHEN HEADLEY

Life happens, coffee helps.

UNKNOWN

Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow.

MEIK WIKING

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

DIANE ACKERMAN

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

UNKNOWN

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

UNKNOWN

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

UNKNOWN

Inspirational coffee quotes

Coffee has meaning, regardless of how you choose to drink it. You probably draw your inspiration from the simplicity of its goodness.

A real coffee lover enjoys every sip while observing the world around them and somehow inspiration hits. A great cup of coffee can do wonders and if you don’t believe us, check out these inspirational coffee quotes from famous people that we’ve handpicked for you.

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

TERRY PRATCHETT

It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee. 

GABRIEL BÁ

Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup. 

GERTRUDE STEIN

Either way, he figured a cup of coffee would hit the spot. For what is more versatile? As at home in tin as it is in Limoges, coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleaguered in the middle of the night. 

AMOR TOWLES

I don’t know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen. 

GARY LARSON

Life is like coffee, the darker it gets, the more it energizes. 

ANKITA SINGHAL

The relationship between a perfect cup of coffee and a writer is just like the couple who always standby and feel proud of being committed to each other. 

HIMMILICIOUS

Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder. 

HONORÉ DE BALZAC

The Lord must have created coffee to reward humans for those bad times they sometimes have on Earth. Having charged your heart and brain with a cup of coffee, you’re ready to face the challenges of life. A good cup of coffee makes life seem better. 

SAHARA SANDERS

The combined smell of coffee and used books felt like the intersection of all things good and necessary. 

KATRINA LENO

Peace was not having anybody breathing down your neck for an answer. Not feeling two pairs of desperate eyes locked on you every waking moment. Peace was a second cup of coffee. 

AMRITA MAHALE

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.

STEPHANIE PIRO

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

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

BILL GATES

Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility.

SHEIK ABD-AL-KADIR

For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.

PATTI SMITH

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

EARL WILSON

To an old man a cup of coffee is like the door post of an old house — it sustains and strengthens him.

OLD BOURBON PROVERB

Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.

JONATHAN SWIFT

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

WILLIAM HARRISON UKERS

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

ROHAN MARLEY

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

ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH

Coffee lover quotes

Some people drink coffee because they can’t function properly without it. However, others almost venerate this hot beverage. In some cultures, coffee making and drinking has religious or spiritual significance.

All coffee lovers make a ritual out of making and drinking the hot stuff, so we thought that some coffee lover quotes are just what you need to complete your ritual. Enjoy!

‘What do you want?’ ‘Just coffee. Black – like my soul.’ 

CASSANDRA CLARE

I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now. 

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

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

CASSANDRA CLARE

Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better. 

JUSTINA CHEN HEADLEY

‘Police work wouldn’t be possible without coffee,’ Wallander said.’No work would be possible without coffee.’ They pondered the importance of coffee in silence. 

HENNING MANKELL

‘Want coffee?’ I asked, as I headed that way.’It’s three thirty in the morning.’’Okay. Want coffee?’ 

DARYNDA JONES

I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. 

BARBARA CROOKER

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

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH

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

ABIGAIL REYNOLDS

Coffee and chocolate—the inventor of mocha should be sainted. 

CHERISE SINCLAIR

I sipped my own coffee, heavy on the sugar and cream, trying to make up for the late work the night before. Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups. 

LAURELL K. HAMILTON

I snatched up the cardboard cup, plastered my lips to the plastic sippy-lid and sucked down a scalding hot mouthful. It burned, but I didn’t give a damn. I held the cup to my chest as if it were my most special friend while feeling the instant affect the coffee had on my mood and I smiled. ‘Hello lover.’ 

ETHAN DAY

The fact is, I don’t know where my ideas come from. Nor does any writer. The only real answer is to drink way too much coffee and buy yourself a desk that doesn’t collapse when you beat your head against it. 

DOUGLAS ADAMS

‘I have only two wishes,’ said Jean. ‘The first is for strong coffee, and the second is for stronger coffee.’ 

SCOTT LYNCH

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

ISAK DINESEN

You can lock me up if you like. All I need is a coffee, a notebook and a pen. And I will be free. 

EIRENE EVRIPIDOU

I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.

CLARK GABLE

Coffee is a language in itself.

JACKIE CHAN

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

HENRY ROLLINS

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.

GILMORE GIRLS