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Coffee Love: 100 Reasons to Drink Coffee

Updated on September 18, 2009

People all over the world have always loved coffee. Way before brewed coffee, espresso coffee, gourmet coffee or cappuccino became a status quo, coffee machines all over the world have been churning and churning for coffee lovers worldwide. Instant coffee, those of the ready-to-drink, 3-in-1 variety, is now a major player in all grocery stores and supermarkets.

There are a lot of coffee lovers out there and in fact it has created, supported and sustained an industry not known to generations past. If there is any one term to call this generation, it’s the “coffee shop generation”. Everything happens in a coffee shop, you see. Business deals, study groups, small group discussion of religious groups, celebrations, and I am sure that there have been many proposals and breakups done in many a coffee shop.

Many times, having coffee is not about the drink, it’s about the company you are with at the moment. My good friend from the office and I have created our very own “coffee place” at work. It is just a tiny little spot near the pantry of our office, with a small table and two old wicker chairs. We’d bring our respective coffees (3-in-1 most probably) and talk about things and de-stress, and bask in friendship’s warmth. Just goes to show that coffee is not just about the drink, it’s about the experience; of course it helps if it tastes good, too. ;-)

(All photos taken from my mobile phone.)

100 reasons to have coffee

1. Breakfast

2. While watching television

3. While in a business meeting

4. Crying over a broken heart

5. Discussing a plan with girlfriends on how to get even with an ex

6. Discussing a plan with bros on what’s the best way to get someone for a date

7. Addressing constipation issues

8. When the house runs out of milk

9. When the house runs out of tea

10. When the house runs out of soda and you don’t want to drink plain water

11. After a heavy meal

12. Wash down a smoke

13. Seducing a girl

14. Seducing a boy

15. Seducing a girl and a boy

16. Self-pitying on a dark rainy day

17. Brainstorming for a particularly difficult project

18. Finding out your project has been completed but there are a lot of works that have been left out

19. To reward yourself after a difficult exam

20. When you know you’ve failed an exam

21. When you’re hungry but there’s no food yet

22. To stay awake to watch “Master Showman”

23. To help you fall asleep

24. Getting ready for office

25. Venting over a rude boss with a friend

26. To accompany a good dessert

27. When there is no dessert

28. Bitching about the prettiest girl in the room

29. Bitching about your boss

30. Calming nerves before a major presentation

31. Waiting for your kid’s class to finish

32. Free wi-fi so you can chat online

33. Waiting for your wife’s lunch date with her friends to finish

34. Waiting for your wife to finish shopping

35. Waiting for your wife to finish her coffee date with her girlfriends

36. Waiting for your wife to finish her regular visits to the beauty salon

37. For people-watching

38. After a massage or a spa session

39. Discussing a particularly good movie, after seeing the movie

40. Discussing with friends on what urged you to see a particularly horrendous movie

41. After a particularly difficult gym routine, and you want to reward yourself for being so good

42. For stalking somebody, pair it with a good newspaper, to complete the disguise

43. For stakeouts (don’t forget the doughnuts!)

44. When you’re having a doughnut – must have a cup!

45. While waiting for a date in a nearby restaurant – you don’t want to appear too eager by arriving early

46. While waiting for a date – you want to be the perfect gentleman so you arrived way ahead of time

47. For a first date or a blind date – it’s easier to end a date when you’re just having coffee, if your date turns out to be a dork

48. To end a wonderful date – you just don’t want to go home yet

49. When you don’t have enough time to meet friends for dinner

50. Writing, when you’re trying to beat a deadline

51.       You lack a couple more stickers to complete your Starbucks planner

52.       Waiting for your medical results

53.       After fasting for a full 12 hours because you are having your executive check-up – you deserve a gourmet cup!

54.       Waiting to visit someone in the hospital, and it’s not visiting hours yet

55.       Waiting for your husband to finish his bowling, volleyball or badminton game

56.       While reading a magazine or a book

57.       Curling up on the sofa on a really rainy afternoon – make sure to do this near a glass window

58.       After a drinking session, and you need to drive (don’t drink and drive!)

59.       Chatting with friends online

60.   While fighting with your boyfriend silently, so other people will think everything is fine

61.   After a nasty fight, to patch things with your boyfriend  

62.   After learning a very bad news and you are devising a way on how to break it to the family

63.   While waiting for class

64.   While reading the morning paper

65.   To flirt with your favorite barista

66.   Meet with your lawyer, accountant, life coach or tutor

67.   Chase away that spicy taste

68.   Remembering good times with an ex – having one for the road

69.   Class reunions, to reminisce about the silly things you did when you were young

70.   Waiting for your car to be washed

71.   While waiting for the concert to start – you don’t want to be far in the line so you came early

72.   After a concert – it will be hard to get out of the parking anyway, better kill some time first

73.   When it’s the only safe item you recognize on the menu

74.   On a foreign land, to see what they have to offer and compare it with your own

75.   When visiting another country and you find out it’s much cheaper than the price at home

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76. After a wedding rehearsal, thanking your friends for spending their precious time with you

77. After attending a wedding – you’re the bridesmaid again, for the 27th time!

78. Hoping to meet someone

79. On top of the mountain, best bring a jug!

80. Breaks during a looong drive (think Warrington to Scotland)

81. During a rebonding session

82. Interviewing for a job

83. In the airport, while waiting for your flight

84. While waiting for pictures to upload in HubPages, Multiply, Facebook, and other social networking sites

85. Working late in the office

86. Bumping into a long lost friend you haven’t seen for a long time

87. When you almost ran over someone and he doesn’t want to go to the hospital, but you feel guilty just leaving him on the sidewalk

88. Your boss asked for a brew – have one yourself!

89. The morning after a nasty Oktoberfest-like night

90. When your child is insisting on having a cup of hot chocolate, and you don’t want a hot chocolate yourself

91. When experiencing writer’s block – perhaps a cup can stimulate your thinking

92. When pondering over a difficult question: to be or not to be?

93. In a wake

94. During study groups and religious focused group discussions

95. To surprise your loved one with a proposal, letting her think that it’s just another ordinary day for the two of you

96. Going away party for a friend

97. Homecoming party for a loved one

98. Breaking up with a lover, so things don’t get too awkward

99. After a work shift (particularly for call center agents)

100. Just to smell the wonderful aroma it gives

How about you, how many reasons can you think of?


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    • Brenda Kimani profile image

      Brenda Kimani 

      6 years ago from Riverside, California

      if you want more info on Ganoderma or Organo here's the link.

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      7 years ago

      Reason # 101 : While reading this list! :)

    • Matt Jackson profile image

      Matt Jackson 

      7 years ago from UK

      I especially like #13, #14, and #15.

      I can't operate (I don't mean literally; I'm not a surgeon) until I've had at least 2 coffees and my consumption carries on right through the day until the evening, especially if I have a difficult deadline to hit.

    • AllieRambles profile image


      7 years ago from Bay Area, California

      OMG! I have never seen anyone list 100 reasons! That is awesome!

      Love #1 and #37. LOL


    • caramellatte profile image


      7 years ago

      I love coffee!:)

    • dawnM profile image

      Dawn Michael 

      8 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

      yes I have to have my two cups every morning or I just dont have a great day, I think thats called being addicted to coffee the hub great information!

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      MAriappan s 

      8 years ago

      Its for entertainment. i drink for the same

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      Espresso Coffee Makers 

      8 years ago

      My favorite reason is to smell the wonderful aroma. We have a restruant here which is called coffee house and if you pass by that restruant it gives you that odor of coffee which is irresistible. So on tight schedules I avoid going near coffee house.

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      Mike Chronos 

      8 years ago

      Just read about some health benefits on WebMD as well. Coffee is great in moderation. The key is savoring the best blends. I buy online from ChronosCoffee and they always have an amazing new blend of the month to try. I'm favoring the Costa Rica Tarrazu blend at the moment though!

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines coffee! :)It's raining very heavily here in the Philippines now...definitely having one by the window later! :)

    • pinkhawk profile image


      9 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      i usually drink coffee-.."8. when the house runs out of milk" :)...haha!.. but i want to try the other reasons, next time! :)

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Haha...I always drink coffee before going to sleep. :)

    • E. A. Wright profile image

      E. A. Wright 

      9 years ago from New York City

      I like No. 23. "To help you fall asleep." Hah. That's when you know you need coffee a little too much.

      But I've tried it...

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Very good point! :)

    • Uninvited Writer profile image

      Susan Keeping 

      9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I love coffee...I don't need any reasons to enjoy a cup or two :)

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Jak2009, I sure would love to taste Papua New Guinea coffee :)

      GeneralHowitzer, that's another reason to drink coffee! ;-)

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      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      This is a bomb hehehe. Well-crafted hub nyahahaha, but studies also shows that coffee add little libido to coffee drinkers, nyhahahaha :)...

    • jak2009 profile image


      9 years ago

      I am a coffee grower in Papua New Guinea. We grow organic coffee just to sell for some cash. We drink it becuase it is a drink. It is nice to read the reasons why people drink coffee. I still plant coffee, Keep drink coffee!!!!

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Egiftscreation and Gift Experts. Nice meeting the two of you - or is there only one of you but with two personas? :)See you around!

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      Gift Experts 

      9 years ago

      Wonderful article!!!

      Thank you.

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Haha! Thanks!

    • Jen4Weddings profile image


      9 years ago from Canada

      You are true on each!!!!!


    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      I know! Those guys really know how to work it, right? Good thing I like white chocolate mocha. :)

      Me, I never once completed those stickers!

    • emievil profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines

      I was going through the list again and I had to laugh at number 51. Those were the days I was still working in Makati and we used to have marathon coffee sessions in Starbucks just to get those stickers! LOL Unfortunately (or fortunately), we don't have Starbucks here so my wallet is saved from having to shell out almost P2,000 (or even more) for the 20 or so cups of coffee needed to fill those stickers =).

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      You are so right, Emievil! Am having one now trying to compose another hub, but the forum section is again getting most of my attention. :)

      I used to have almost 7 cups a day in college. Now I am milder, at about 5. :)

    • emievil profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines

      I love coffee. Used to drink it (instant only, brewed too expensive) three times a day! I'll add another reason - to stay awake during an overnight cramming session for the next morning's report =).

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Chuggin McCoffee, you can add a thousand more! :)

    • Chuggin McCoffee profile image

      Chuggin McCoffee 

      9 years ago from San Antonio

      Awesome! This has a lot of great info :) I agree with every reason here...

    • mommyfreelancer profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Haha, thank you, Dohn! I like Maxwell House, too, though I like the classic roast better. I will try that Columbian Supreme this weekend. My personal favorite is the UCC Class One. A big bottle is about $10, while a cup in the shop will cost about $6. So I have my gourmet coffee every morning and every night, and whenever I feel like it. :)

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      One of my favorite things to do (like Amelie moment) is to open up a new can of coffee (my old stand-by is Maxwell House Columbian Supreme) when I rip off the foiled lid which makes that "hiss!" sound. The first whiff is the best. Safe to say that I'm an addict and probably will be for a long time to come...I can't function without it!

      I read every single line and thought it hilarious! Great idea...Wish I thought of it first!


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