There is nothing more satisfying to go with your cup of coffee than quotes that venerate man’s favorite beverage. As such, we put together 19 of the best caffeine-induced coffee quotes for coffee lovers to make your caffeine adventures more worthwhile.

1. Coffee first. Schemes later.

Now you know where Leanna Renee Hieber gets her energy for creating her masterpiece Gaslamp fantasy and Gothic novels. One of New York City’s licensed ghost tour guides, she coined this quote that describes the importance of coffee in her life.

2. Humanity runs on coffee.

You may have come across this coffee quote from Sweatpants and Coffee or some other coffee website. Unfortunately, there is no telling who created it. What we know is that this coffee quote is an absolute favorite of coffee lovers worldwide.

3. Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

This coffee quote exemplifies David Lynch’s idiosyncratic output and optimistic views that border the silver screen and dreams. It is a light take on how we can view things in this world, focusing on the positive instead of the negative.

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

Author Henry Collins wrote a lot of fascinating coffee bits in his Black Coffee Blues. Among the most captivating sentences is this one, proof of coffee’s addicting nature. Enjoying cups after fabulous cups is a given among coffee lovers everywhere.

5. Coffee bean is my birthstone.

If you were born in January, you know that your birthstone is garnet. People born in the love month have amethyst as their gemstone. Different birthstones have different meanings in people’s lives. Coffee lovers, on the other hand, will always have the coffee bean as their birthstone.

6. Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.

American romance and fantasy writer Laurell Kaye Hamilton has this to say about coffee. Nutritionists can disagree all they want. However, among coffee lovers, Hamilton is right. The world only has two basic food groups: caffeine and sugar.

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

The French have a way of describing even the most mundane of things. Take Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord’s description of coffee, for example. Very few statements can be as powerful descriptive as Perigord’s ‘Black as the devil’ analogy.

8. May your coffee kick in before reality does.

Whoever coined this quote has a clear understanding of caffeine’s mood-enhancing capabilities, when taken in the right amounts. We all have our way of escaping life’s harsh realities. Some exercise while others eat. On the other hand, coffee lovers can always rely on their favorite beverage for some upliftment. 

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

Sir James Mackintosh shared his views about his favorite coffee in this matter-of-fact coffee quote. It is no surprise that modern British studies found a direct correlation between coffee consumption and cognitive performance. No one can refute that.

10. I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.

We all know Clark Gable as a multi-talented American film actor. Known for his roles in Red Dust, Dance, Fools, Dance, and It Happened One Night, Gable was also a coffee fanatic. You know The King of Hollywood is dead-serious when he says he never laughs without finishing his cup of Joe first.

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

Who would have thought that Johann Sebastian Bach is a coffee lover of premium caliber? Not only did he give the world the Brandenburg Concertos and the Four Orchestral Suites, among others. Bach also wrote the Coffee Cantata (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht) as a fitting piece to his 30 cups-a-day coffee love affair.

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

The King of Observational Comedy David Letterman happens to be a coffee fanatic. For more than three decades, he has been entertaining us every late night with his wit and humor. Now you know where he got his infectious personality. 

13. I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.

If you know who Louisa May Alcott is, you know why she gave this now-famous coffee quote. After writing the 1868 novel Little Women, we can only assume Alcott received compliments worldwide. Think of coffee as a wonderful respite from all the accolades.

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

Another coffee lover’s caffeine-induced quote worth memorizing as you sip your morning cup of Joe. It does not matter whether the coffee you have is bitter, sweet, or acidic. What matters is you have coffee to start your day.

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

Entertainment Tonight and LadyGang’s creator Jac Vanek happens to be a coffee-loving self-made entrepreneur. You might think that his success has something to do with his daily caffeine ritual. We believe you might be right.

16. I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.

Even before Napoleon Bonaparte became France’s first emperor, he was already madly in love with his coffee. No one knows if he continued his caffeine love affair during his last years in exile in the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.

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

This coffee quote is perfect for coffee lovers everywhere. With its distinct aroma that fills the senses like the fresh flowers of early spring, coffee can be a magically sensorial experience in and by itself.

18. No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for ‘Before Coffee.’

Just because you are a romantic BDSM author does not mean you can no longer appreciate the simple pleasures and joys of drinking coffee. Cherise Sinclair gave the coffee-loving world her historical interpretation of coffee.

19. May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.

Here is another coffee quote worth starting your day every day. Consider it a well-meaning message that will get you through the rest of your workweek. 

These 19 funny and clever caffeine-induced coffee quotes for coffee lovers are the perfect addition to every cup you drink. They make excellent conversation-starters, too.

Charles Vallena is the founder and managing editor of, a coffee blog that helps people make better coffee by providing expert insights, recipes, and in-depth reviews on coffee makers.


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