Because I am tired tonight and I need to get up somewhat early tomorrow, I’m going to cleverly avoid writing an article by listing a bunch of interesting quotes about coffee.
Ah! How sweet the coffee's taste is, Sweeter than a thousand kisses, Milder than sweet muscatel. Coffee, coffee, I must have it, And if someone wants to treat me, Ah, my cup with coffee fill! --- Koffee Kantate – by Bach
'Coffee is balm to the heart and spirit' --- Giuseppe Verdi
"Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment." ---Agatha Christie
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. ---The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
'I have tried to show the café as a place where one can go mad.' --- Vincent Van Gogh (a big frequenter of the café society)
'The drink that comforteth the brain and heart and helpeth digestion.' --- Sir Francis Bacon -
'Strong coffee, and plenty, awakens me. It gives me warmth, an unusual force, a pain that is not without pleasure. I would rather suffer than be senseless.' --- Napoleon Bonaparte
- Frederick the Great of Prussia consumed 'only 7 or 8 cups in the morning and a pot of coffee in the afternoon' - made with champagne, the coffee was occasionally flavoured with a spoonful of mustard.
Suave molecules of Mocha stir up your blood, without causing excess heat; the organ of thought receives from it a feeling of sympathy; work becomes easier and you will sit down without distress to your principal repast which will restore your body and afford you a calm, delicious night. ---Prince Talleyrand (French diplomat & wit 1754-1839)
'Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.' This quote is very close to a Turkish proverb, so Talleyrand more so repeated it than authored it. --- Prince Talleyrand
Coffee: creative lighter fluid. --Floyd Maxwell (1957-)
I put instant coffee in a microwave and almost went back in time. --Steven Wright
Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. ---Jonathan Swift
The coffee is prepared in such a way that it makes those who drink it witty: at least there is not a single soul who, on quitting the house, does not believe himself four times wittier that when he entered it. --Charles de Secondat Montesquieu
Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. [Coffee] is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From roadside mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat. ---Author Unknown
'O coffee! thou dispellest the cares of the great: thou bringest back those who wander from the paths of knowledge. Coffee is the beverage of the people of God, and the cordial of his servants who thirst for wisdom....Every care vanishes when the cup bearer present thee the delicious chalice. It will circulate fleetly through thy veins, and will not rankle there: if thou doubtest this, contemplate the youth and beauty of those who drink it....Coffee is the drink of God's people, in it is health....Whoever has seen the blissful chalice, will scorn the wine cup. Glorious drink! Thy colour is the seal of purity, and reason proclaims it geniune. Drink with confidence, and regard not the prattle of fools, who condem with foundation.' --- Sheikh Abdul Kadir (son of Mohammed c.1850) "Treatise on Modern Stimulants" '
The coffee falls into your stomach, and straightaway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army on the battlefield when the battle takes place things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensign to the wind.' --- Honore de Balzac (17th century French author)
And Mocha's berry, from Arabia pure, In small fine china cups, came in at last; Gold cups of filigree, made to secure the hand from burning, underneath them placed. Cloves, cinnamon, and saffron, too, were boiled up with the coffee, which, I think, they spoiled --- Lord Byron (Victorian poet)
'The history of coffee houses, ere the invention of clubs, was that of manners, the morals and the politics of a people. --- Isaac D'Israeli -
'The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks --- Sir James Mackintosh -
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