QuoteProverbs

Coffee

Coffee? Yes please. Here is my collection of proverbs and quotes about coffee.

And for a Dutch collection of proverbs, see: koffie.



A big jug of coffee had just been set in the hearth, the seed-cakes were gone, and the dwarves were starting on a round of buttered scones, when there came – a loud knock.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship.


And then there is coffee!

Quote from a Dutch advertisement.


Black as the devil, Hot as hell, Pure as an angel, Sweet as love.

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand


Coffee and love are best when they are hot.


Coffee and love taste best when hot.

Ethiopian proverb


Coffee from the top of the cup and chocolate from the bottom.


Coffee has two virtues, it’s wet and it’s warm.


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

Alphonse Allais


Coffee is our bread.

Ethiopian proverb.


Coffee is to wake up, coffee is to work with, coffee is to live with, coffee is life.


Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water.


Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.


Conscience keeps more people awake than coffee.


Everybody needs something to believe. I believe I’ll have another cup of coffee!


I don’t go for the nouvelle approach-serving a rabbit rump with coffee extract sauce and a slice of kiwi fruit.

Jeff Smith


I like my coffee strong and my women weak.

Alexander Pappas


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

Abraham Lincoln


Instant Human: Just Add Coffee.


Is there life before coffee?

Unknown source


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


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

Alex Levine


Some called for ale, and some for porter, and one for coffee, and all of them for cakes; so the hobbit was kept very busy for a while.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien
When the dwarves visit Bilbo


The day had been a complete washout. I had had no lunch, no life-giving infusions of coffee. It had been a day without pleasure or reward.

Lost Continent
Bill Bryson


This is coffee of yesterday. If you want coffee of today, please come back tomorrow.


Too much coffee is bad for my health. I don’t know if it will kill me, but if it does I hope to come back as a coffee pot.


You can’t take the milk back from the coffee.