Our favourite coffee quotes

beans and groundsHere at the Wholesale Coffee Company, we live, work and …er…drink coffee. A lot. In fact, it pretty much fuels our working day. It’s not just us who find it inspirational, though – here are some quotes that underline just how important coffee is to almost everyone.


“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.”
(David Letterman, American former television host, writer, producer, comedian and actor)




“I judge a restaurant by the bread and the coffee.”
(Burt Lancaster, 1913 to 1994, American film actor)

“I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.”
(Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 to 1821)


“Coffee makes us severe and grave and philosophical.”
(Jonathan Swift, 1667 to 1745, Anglo-Irish satirical author whose works included Gulliver’s Travels)

“This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of with start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder.”

(Honoré de Balzac, 1799 to 1850, French author and playwright, who supposedly drank 50 cups a day and wrote about it in a work entitled ‘The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee‘.)

“Coffee, which makes the politicians wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.”
(Alexander Pope, 1688 to 1744, English poet.)

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.”

(Ronald Reagan, 1911 to 2004, American commentator and actor, best known as the 40th President of the United States between 1981 and 1989)

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