20 Best Coffee Quotes from Books

20 Best Coffee Quotes from Books

They’re all around you: books and coffee. Don’t you ever think of anything else that could fit so right together? Guess not. Coffee is a theme in books since, like, forever, just like a book is the best friend you could have while sitting at a coffee table all alone, or just waiting for someone else.

That’s why these inspirational sentences from books seem so right. They’re here to cheer you up when you’re down, or just to give you a glimpse of what other people think when you put coffee and books together.

If you find or just know some more quotes, don’t be shy and use our comment box to write what you think! For now, read the best coffee quotes we could find from books from here and there, and if you have the time, read the whole book, side by side, with a nice cup of coffee.


“What do you want?”

“Just coffee. Black – like my soul. ”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones



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

― Amal El-Mohtar, Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories


“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women


“Black as night, sweet as sin.”

― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys



“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”

― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps



“When I dance, I’m so fluid you could drink my moves. And if you sip it with your morning coffee, you’ll be light on your feet all day.”

― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE


“I am the coffee, and God is The Barista. Through me, he may awaken your soul. But the coffee knows not what flows through the mind of The Barista.”

― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE


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

― Justina Chen, North of Beautiful


“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, One Step Behind



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

― Justina Chen, North of Beautiful


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

― Cherise Sinclair, Master of the Mountain



“Only an idiot would rely on the energy of a bean or a leaf to stay awake throughout the day.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me


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

― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper


“Coffee first. Schemes later.”

― Leanna Renee Hieber, Darker Still


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

― Abigail Reynolds, Pemberley by the Sea


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

― Cherise Sinclair, Hour of the Lion


“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, Cerulean Sins


“His smile was like a Dylan album and a cup of coffee on a sunny afternoon”

― Jen Archer Wood, Point Pleasant


“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, Selected Writings


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

― Terry Pratchett, Thud!