Coffee is something many people cherish at the start of the day so it is not surprising that there are many coffee-related memes. Many of us writers love coffee. We are fueled by caffeine and enjoy coffee humor. This article explores some of the most popular coffee memes and provides resources where you can find even more.
Internet memes use photographs with bold captions to express common sentiments. Coffee memes tend to follow certain coffee drinking themes and express the needs and feelings of coffee drinkers worldwide.
Types of Coffee Memes
Here are a few of the more common coffee memes:
- Need Coffee Memes: These memes express the intense need for coffee that coffee lovers feel. The image might show a desperate or angry looking animal or person with the text "need coffee now!" The meme image might also say, "Need Coffee!! It's going to be a long day." Sometimes the text on these memes just says "Moar Coffee."
- Morning Coffee: Coffee drinkers like to start their day with coffee. These memes show the pleasure or relief from having that first cup of coffee. Some of them say morning coffee is important or that there should be no speaking until the first cup of coffee is gone.
- Monday Morning Coffee Memes: Coffee is even more important on Monday mornings when the long work week is just starting. One popular Monday coffee meme is "Too much Monday. Not enough coffee." Another has an image of a mug wearing a cape and says "Step aside Monday... This is a job for coffee."
- Friday Coffee Memes: Coffee is better on Friday because the weekend is coming. You can relax a little bit and enjoy your coffee. The work week is almost done.
- Out of Coffee: Being without coffee is a terrible feeling. These memes express the fear and dread that come with running completely out of coffee at home or at the office. You can find some "out of coffee" coffee memes here on Google Images.
- Too Much Coffee: These memes express the feeling of being overcaffeinated. You can find some here on Google Images. These memes often use images of animals. Animals don't drink coffee but they can sometimes look like they consumed too much coffee in these funny graphics. Some of these types of memes use two images to represent before and after getting your coffee. They tend to show a tired and/or bedraggled animal in the first image and a fully alert animal or person in the second image.
- Coffee and Cats: It should come as no surprise that many coffee memes contain cat images. Cats - which rule the Internet - are used for all the different coffee memes. You can find many of them here on Google Images.
- Coffee and Owls: Owls are also used as images in coffee memes. They have overly expressive faces that make for good Internet memes. One of the more popular coffee owl memes, called Coffee Owls, shows four owls at different states of alertness to represent decaf, half-calf, regular and espresso. You can find many of the owl coffee memes here on Google Images.
- Extra Large Coffee: In this meme an extra large mug is used to indicate desire for an enormous amount of coffee. The meme might also use a coffee truck. You can actually get a huge 64 oz. coffee mug. The mug below is made by BigMouth, Inc. and sold on Amazon.com.
- Strong Coffee: These memes imply that coffee can never be strong enough. Some also say anything that is not black coffee is weak.
- This is Fine: A dog is seen with a cup of coffee in a burning room in this meme. The dog is saying "This is fine." It is used on social media to indicate when things are not at all fine. You can find out more about this meme at Know Your Meme.
There are two images from The Simpsons and Spongebob Squarepants that are often used in coffee memes. They include the Lisa drinking coffee image and the Spongebob staring at his mug.
People also share funny animated coffee GIFs on blogs and social media. You can find some great ones at Giphy and Gfycat. Here's Jerry Seinfeld enjoying a cup of coffee:
Coffee Meme Resources
Here are some great coffee meme resources and links to places where coffee memes frequently appear:
- San Francisco Bay Coffee: 50 of the Funnies Coffee Memes - a great coffee meme collection from San Francisco Bay Coffee
- Coffee Memes: 50 Hilariously Caffeine-Fueled Picks - a roundup from Coffee in My Veins
- Pinterest Coffee Memes - coffee memes available on the Pinterest social network
- Twitter Hashtag: #coffeememe - coffee memes shared with the Twitter hashtag