Coffee Memes: The Ultimate Collection [40+ MEMES]

If you’re on this page it’s because you love the coffee and love the internet. Nowhere do both of those topics intersect more beautifully than in a meme. Able to adequately and humorously describe a particular situation absolutely perfectly, memes have become one of the fastest ways in which we share information.

So with that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet and put together a list of some of the best coffee memes and caffeine-packed lulz we could find.

funny coffee summoning meme

How to Summon Me on A Monday Morning

Tears, blood, sweat, and lots of caffeine. Combine them and say the magic incantation to get me out of bed.

bulletproof fusion coffee meme

Fusssssionnnnn – HA

Butter and coffee make for a super-saiyan strong cup of Joe.

when you have coffee for the first time

So That’s Coffee

Ah coffee… I remember my first time. My parents always warned me that it would keep me awake at night, little did I know how strong the effects would be.

grumpy cat coffee meme

Don’t Talk to Me Until I’ve Had my Morning Coffee…

You ever have those days where you need at least three cups of coffee before you can even string together a couple of syllables? We call them weekdays…

I’m Worried That If I Ever Give Up Coffee I’ll Take Up Murder

Yikes. Thank God for caffeine and its restraints!

How Does Moses Make His Coffee? Hebrews It.

Proof that coffee is a miracle. Even Moses makes his coffee the old fashioned way.

You’re Talking to Me Before I’ve Had my Coffee…

Some people enjoy taking risks, like speaking to someone before they’re ready to deal with the world and have had their first or fifth cup of coffee.

A New Study Links Drinking More Coffee to a Longer Lifespan

If overpopulation wasn’t a problem it’s definitely going to be one now, especially as the number of coffee drinkers all over the world continues.

All That Is Keeping Me From Killing You Is My Coffee

Coffee might be the only thing keeping a lot of people from going to jail sometimes.

I Need Coffee… NOW

No explanation needed. We feel you, little guy.

Star wars coffee meme

Help Me, Caffeine… You’re My Only Hope

Sorry they turned you into a coffee meme, Princess Leia

The Coffee’s Done!

Praise the Lord, Jesus, Odin, Thor and every other known God in the universe – it’s coffee time!

First I Drink the Coffee

Ah coffee, the precursor to doing… well, anything and everything.

What Do You Mean There’s No Coffee?

Here’s Johnny… with the bad news. No coffee today!

Coffee… Because Crack is Bad For You

Honestly why would anyone ever considering doing harder drugs when you can buy coffee at any grocery store worth its salt?

How Coffee Makes Me Feel

Coffee, the great revivor. Bringing people back from the dead for the last two thousand years.

I Drink a Ton of Water

Two litres a day keeps the doctor away!

Coffee – I think It’s Kicking In

Sometimes it hits you hard.

No Speaking

The first thirty minutes after waking should be quiet time by law… or at least until the first cup of coffee has been ingested.

Do You Need Coffee?

The first algorithmic coffee meme on this list.

Listen, Before I Had My Coffee…

Coffee, the drink with the power to take days from 0 to 100 almost instantly.

Drink Coffee, Do Stupid Things

Riding that shopping cart down the hill never seemed like such a great idea until after espressos.

The First Sip…

There’s nothing as satisfying as that first sip of coffee to help you face the onslaught of a Monday Morning.

The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Honestly is there anything coffee can’t do?

Coffee Doesn’t Ask Stupid Questions

Coffee is always there for you no matter what the situation.

There’s a Time and a Place for Decaf Coffee

Trust people who order decaf about as far as you can sling a piano.

I Don’t Drink Coffee to Wake Up

Whatever your reasons for waking up, coffee is always there for you.

Not the Coffee!

Withholding coffee from someone who needs it amounts to abuse.

They May Take Away My –

We will defend our coffee to the death!

Coffee: Because Anger Management is too Expensive

Where needs therapy when a hot americano is waiting for you every morning?

A Poem for Mornings

Roses are red.

Yearnings are silent.

Get me my coffee.

Or I might get violent.

Still Not Enough

Can we get some bigger cups over here, please?

When That First Cup of Coffee Touches Your Soul

Gentler than the caress of an angel.

Decaf Coffee?

It’s like normal coffee but without the joy.

Decaf – The Taste of Betrayal

Serve hot and to your enemies… and in-laws.

Before Coffee – After Coffee

From the ugly duckling to beautiful swan in just one cup of pour over.

Half the Day I Wonder

Can we not meet half way and just drink espresso martinis for lunch?

How Do I Take my Coffee?

Coffee is no joke.

A Day May Come

That day is far on the horizon.

Coffee – I Need More Coffee!

Maybe the Grinch just always drank decaf?

I Didn’t Choose the Mug Life

East side? West side? Mug side.

Only One Cup Please

This should be the standard size on offer at all cafes.

I Don’t Really Have a Plan

The only plan I have revolves around getting my morning coffee, after that I’m completely lost.

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Martin Stokes

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Martin Stokes hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He enjoys writing about all manner of things and can quote lines from films like nobody’s business. He moved to Berlin in 2015 and is working tirelessly at broadening his repertoire of bad jokes.

Coffee Research: 72 Facts and Figures About Coffee [Updated 2019]

We put our heads together and collectively pooled our caffeined knowledge in order to spill the beans about some of the most interesting coffee facts around the world. We searched far and near, scoured countless websites and books, and watched at least two YouTube videos to bring you the exhaustible list you’re about to read.

So grind those beans and turn on the kettle, you’re going to need something hot, strong and caffeinated for this long list of coffee facts and figures.

General Coffee facts

General Coffee Facts

  • Coffee wasn’t always consumed as a beverage. In fact, according to some historians, the first tribes to consume coffee ground the berries together, added animal fat and chewed on them for energy. 
  • Instant coffee has been around for as long as 250 years. The first instant coffee showed up in England around 1771, but wouldn’t be patented in the US until over 130 years later.
  • There have been several attempts to ban coffee as a beverage. Apparently it encouraged “radical thinking” and in 1746 Sweden outlawed by coffee and coffee paraphernalia such as mugs and saucers.
  • The Guiness World Record for the oldest cat alive is held by a 38-year-old kitty called Creme Puff. It’s long life is attributed to coffee as it drank some every morning of its life (the cat that Creme Puff beat was 34 years old and had the same owner and diet).
  • The world’s most expensive coffee is made from animal poop. Kopi Luwak is harvested from the droppings of a small Indonesian weasel after it eats and digests coffee berries. 
  • Caffeine can kill you – although you would need as much as 70 cups of coffee drunk in quick succession in order to kill someone weighing around 150 pounds.
  • In 1932 Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to Los Angeles to compete in the Olympics. The team loaded its ship with coffee and sold it along the way to pay for their journey.
  • Coffee companies that produce decaffeinated coffee don’t just get rid of the excess caffeine – they sell it on to soda companies that use it as a main ingredient in their drinks. 

The Property of Coffee

Coffee Facts about the property of coffee
  • Coffee beans are technically seeds, but are most people call them beans because of their likeness to legumes.
  • There are two main types of coffee – Arabica and Robusta. Arabica accounts for around 60% of global coffee production with Robusta making up the other 40%.
  • Coffee grounds are powerful exfoliators that can lift dead skin and make skin appear clearer and brighter. It’s for this reason that they’re used in multiple different skin products.
  • Coffee is one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants, and has an antioxidant capacity ten times the amount of similar beverages such as tea.
  • Coffee’s original name came from the Yemeni word for wine. In Turkey the word was “kahveh” which the Dutch translated to Koffie. It was from this word that the word “Coffee” was derived.
  • 100g of coffee contains about 40mg of caffeine, and the average caffeine content of an 8-oz cup of coffee is around 95 mg.
  • Widely known for its many health benefits, coffee may help curb certain cancers such as liver, colon, breast, prostate and rectal cancers.
  • Depending on the variety, it will take approximately three to four years for a newly grown coffee plant to bear fruit. 

Coffee and Health

  • Coffee is full of caffeine – a stimulant which increases alertness and staves of mental and physical fatigue.
  • Not just used for staying up late and cramming for exams the next day, coffee is also used to medically to prevent Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.
  • Due to coffee’s high caffeine content, it’s also used as a fat burner. Caffeine can boost your body’s metabolic rate, making coffee one of the few natural fat burners available.
  • Coffee increases your physical performance by stimulating your nervous system, increases adrenaline levels in the blood, and breaking down fat to use as fuel.
  • A single cup of coffee contains essential nutrients such as vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, magnesium and potassium.
  • Coffee can help stave off a condition called cirrhosis, where the liver is largely replaced by scar tissue. It was found that people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day have an 80% lower risk of contracting the disease.
  • Coffee can help fight depression. A study by Harvard found that women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee a day had a 20% lower risk of depression.
  • For those who consume a standard Western diet, coffee is likely their biggest source of antioxidants, providing more than fruit and vegetables combined.

Coffee Facts About Starbucks

Coffee Facts about Starbucks
  • Starbucks’ founders were two teachers (Jerry Baldwin and Zev Siegl) and a writer (Gordon Bowker) that had attended university together. 
  • The original names of the store were between “Cargo House” and “Pequod.” Eventually they settled on the name Starbucks, however, as Starbuck was the ship Pequod’s first mate in the famous book Moby Dick.
  • Starbucks is the largest coffee retailer in the world, with more than 20,500 locations in over 40 countries throughout the entire world.
  • Harold Schultz shifted the business plan from selling coffee beans to brewed coffee when he took over the company. Before 1987 Starbucks sold only roasted coffee beans and coffee brewing equipment.
  • The round tables at Starbucks are very carefully designed to make customers feel less lonely and encourage interaction and conversation.
  • Between 1987 and 2011, Starbucks opened an average of two stores per day. That’s almost 800 stores per year!
  • While the menu at Starbucks may not seem overly large, there are actually over 87,000 possible drink combinations. 
  • Starbucks’ largest size drink, the Trenta, has a capacity of 916 milliliters. This is slightly bigger than the average human stomach, which has a capacity of 900ml.

US Coffee Consumption

  • 64% of American adults consume coffee every day. That’s just less than 210 million people.
  • An average American drinks 3.1 cups of coffee per day. That’s less than the recommended maximum amount of coffee which is 4 cups per day.
  • Between all of the coffee drinkers in America, they collectively consume about 400 million cups of coffee every day.
  • When you add this together this means that Americans drink about 146 billion cups of coffee annually, making America the leading consumers of coffee in the entire world.
  • Coffee drinkers in New York consume more than 7 times the amount of coffee as citizens in other states. 
  • Despite its voracious appetite for anything coffee-related, Hawaii is the only US state that can actually produce coffee owing to its favorable climate. 
  • The average American worker spends approximately $20 on coffee per week. Regardless of whether this is a latte from Starbucks, beans for a home roast, or freeze-dried instant coffee.
  • The annual coffee retail sales in the US are about $5.2 billion, and the US imports about $4 billion worth of coffee each year.

Coffee Facts About China

  • Traditionally a tea-drinking culture, coffee is rapidly becoming the go-to drink in China as its middle class expands.
  • China’s coffee marketing is expanding at a rate of 4% a year – compared with the rest of the world which only grows at 2% a year.
  • Only 15% of coffee is consumed outside of the home and the office, but this number is changing with the growing number of coffee shops.
  • This growth has made coffee the second-most sought-after commodity on the planet.
  • Starbucks plans to open 3000 new stores in China within the next 10 years.
  • China was first exposed to coffee when a French missionary introduced the plant to the fertile Yunnan province in the southwestern region of the country.
  • Today the coffee plantations in Yunnan account for more than 90% of China’s coffee supply, with Arabica beans being the main cultivar.
  • Drinking coffee is relatively expensive in China with an average cup of coffee costing between 18-40RMB, or 3 – 6USD – the same price as a whole meal.

Coffee Facts About Brazil

  • Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world, being responsible for about 30 percent of the planet’s coffee production.
  • Brazil has over 290,000 coffee growers and there are about 6.7 million acres of land devoted to coffee production throughout the country.
  • Minas Gerais, in the southwestern part of the country, is Brazil’s largest coffee-producing state – with more than 2.5 million acres of coffee plants, just less than half the country’s total coffee harvest.
  • But coffee is grown in more than 2000 jurisdictions across 16 states throughout the entire country.
  • Coffee beans made up about 10 percent of Brazil’s total commodity exports in 2013.
  • The coffee industry provides around 8 million jobs for Brazil – that’s about 3.8% of the population directly related to growing coffee.
  • Coffee was introduced in Brazil in 1727 by Lt. Col. Francisco de Mello Palheta. By 1820 coffee had become Brazil’s chief export.
  • It’s estimated that more than 98% of Brazillian households consume coffee.

Coffee Facts About Vietnam

  • Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer after Brazil, with Robusta coffee accounting for 97 percent of the total coffee harvest.
  • Coffee was introduced by the French in 1857, who discovered that the highlands in the center of the country provided optimal growing conditions for the plant.
  • Small scale production gave way to plantations, but the growth of this industry was stalled due to the start of the Vietnam War.
  • Vietnamese filter coffee utilizes a tiny steel coffee filter called a Phin which sits on top of a glass and allows coffee to filter down.
  • Due to a shortage of milk in the early 20th century, condensed milk was used as a substitute. Because of this, most variations of the drink within Vietnam are incredibly sweet.
  • Vietnam’s most popular drink is called cà phê đá – filter coffee served over ice and condensed milk.
  • Perhaps the strangest drink in Vietnam is called egg coffee, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Sugar, coffee and eggs are all whipped together for a delicious drink with the consistency of marshmallow.
  • Only 10 percent of Vietnamese coffee farms adhere to sustainable farming standards, but measures are being put in place to ensure that number rises to 80% by 2020.

Coffee Facts about Africa

  • Ethiopia and Kenya are the largest two African coffee-producing countries, and their coffee is exported all over the world.
  • Ethiopia has an extremely long history with coffee – the very first Arabica coffee plant has been dated back to the ninth century.
  • Ethiopia is the single largest producer of coffee in Africa. In 2016 alone it produced about 384 000 metric tons of coffee, making up around 26% of Ethiopia’s exports.
  • Kenyan Arabica coffee is grown on volcanic soil rich in nutrients and is found between 1400 and 2000 meters above sea level. 
  • Most of the coffee farms in Kenya belong to smallholders and are only a couple of hectares large; only around 330 farms have more than 15 hectares of land.
  • Kenyan coffee has a very different flavor profile to Ethopian coffee and contains a much higher level of acidity.
  • Because coffee is such a large part of the economy, Kenya has its own unique grading system – Keyan AA is the largest bean, where as AA+ indicates that it was grown in an estate.
  • While Ethiopia and Kenya are the most well-known producers, other African countries which produce coffee include Angola, Burundi, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Martin Stokes

Martin Stokes

novelthings

Martin Stokes hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He enjoys writing about all manner of things and can quote lines from films like nobody’s business. He moved to Berlin in 2015 and is working tirelessly at broadening his repertoire of bad jokes.