Well, kids, sorry to disappoint you. Even Santa has favorites. Did you think those stars shine on their own?
Coffee is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of all good things. Why would Santa’s crew be any different? So what if a little favoritism is involved here. As long as the presents get where they’re supposed to, I’m okay with Santa’s little coffee bribery.
3. The Coffee Order Gone Wrong
I’m sure you’ve all witnessed people reacting differently to a barista mixing up the coffee order. Some get CRAZY, demanding revenge, throwing chairs (OK, I’m making this up). But, honestly, no one likes their coffee order mixed-up. Why? Because then you have to wait longer for them to make a new one. Or, if you’re too nice, you’ll accept the one they brought.
Let’s just say this waiter was lucky that Mr. Snowman has a MELTING POINT, RATHER THAN THE BOILING ONE. Who knows how he’d react had he not been made of ice.
4. Holiday Season Transitions
Every reign comes to an end. You’ll know it’s Christmas season by Eggnog spice coffee’s RECLAIM OF THE THRONE.
Also, you’ll know that WINTER’S COMING. So, you know what to do – get the nearest blanket, make yourself some delicious holiday-spiced coffee and stay away from the cold.
5. We’ve All Been There Santa…
How many times have I laughed at how baristas misspell my name on the coffee mug. Oh, boy. I’ve gone from different genders to pet’s names and different nationalities. But it was always funny.
Never have I ever been called a SATAN. Sorry, Santa, you were given some funny cards the night you were born. Try laughing at it. Coffee will make it better. Coffee makes everything better.
6. The Grinch Who Stole My Coffee
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is such a classic tale, one of the most popular Dr. Seuss stories, and Jim Carrey’s take on the not-so-cuddly creature thrilled audiences. Especially notable was his portrayal of the grumpy disposition the Grinch had.
Of course, the grievous green grouch may have blamed his troubles on a lack of Christmas cheer, but we all know the truth — he just needed a cup of coffee! Maybe with enough caffeine, the blood would have pumped through him better, and he wouldn’t have needed his heart to grow three sizes to warm (1) up!
Everyone has come to love the deviant little yellow creatures known as the Minions. They appear everywhere and are particularly popular in memes. With their special language and overly dramatic reactions to everything, it’s no wonder that they seem a bit strung out on caffeine.
Of course, you may not have the same aspiration of taking over the word that these little creatures have, but enough coffee to start your day off right can certainly make you feel capable of joining in that endeavour! Proceed with caution, though: an entire pot could actually lead to profound happiness!
8. Vices And Virtues
Okay, maybe this is taking things a little far. Few people are actually going to take up homicide as a pastime if they give up coffee. Then again, we’ve all had mornings where we felt particularly murderous before consuming our caffeine.
A lot of people claim too much coffee is unhealthy and an addiction even worse. But consider the alternative: if you take away an addict’s coffee, there could be severe consequences (2) to mood and personality. The point is, there are worse things than drinking coffee, and if you’re going to have a vice, coffee is the least of the evils!
9. Moral Dilemmas (Our Favourite Coffee Meme)
Coffee and alcohol have more in common that you might think, but the underlying principles are the same. Coffee helps liven up the mood and increases energy. Alcohol helps liven up personality and relax in a social environment.
Wait, isn’t coffee drinking a social activity, too? Coffee is frowned upon after a certain time of day as a stimulant, and the confines of society tend to put a stigma on drinking alcohol earlier than a certain time. Hence, the confusion of morality in this hilarious meme! Split the difference — have a spiked coffee just after lunch!
10. Glamor Shots
Remember when it was popular to get a makeover so you could have a photo shoot that made you look like a movie star? Well, who needs glamor shots to remind us that we aren’t at our best first thing in the morning?
All we have to do is look in the mirror on our way to grab that first cup of coffee to know we’re monstrous. Even if we don’t look particularly dishevelled, we tend to feel it. That shot of caffeine really does wonders on our outlook and, like a glamor shot, it changes our perspective so we feel like a million dollars!
11. Morning Monster
Jim Henson’s Muppet creatures hold a place in the hearts of several generations, and any reference to them, especially in memes, is going to be humorous. Add a coffee theme, and you’ve made it especially laughable.
Crazy hair, Neanderthal appearance…that pretty much defines how many of us feel in the morning, and the only way to change our self perception is to consume coffee in quantity. What better representation than a Muppet to show just how difficult it is to act like anything human first thing in the morning without your dose of caffeine?
12. Giant Cravings
I used to give my dad a hard time about drinking two full pots of coffee every day. “You’ll get ulcers!” I would tell him. As an adult, though, I understand. There are days when you can never get enough caffeine, no matter how hard you try.
Or perhaps it’s the warmth and comforting flavor in the dead of winter that calls to us. Either way, this image has it right: no matter how large your cup of joe and how beautiful your surroundings, there are days when all you can think is, “More coffee!”
13. Cheeky Chick
The cutest and cuddliest creatures pop up all the time in memes, and quite often they are portrayed as the complete opposite of their appearance in terms of personality: harsh, sarcastic, prickly, and all-around grumpy.
So it’s no surprise that this cheeky chick offers a falsely pleasant greeting before demanding its caffeine. Sound familiar? As a coffee drinker myself, I know there were times I’ve had to paste on that mask of pleasantry long enough to walk through the room where my family is to get to the kitchen and pour my coffee. I’m sure I’m not alone!
14. Cyndi Lauper Fan Alert
Cyndi Lauper bounced around in fluffy skirts with pink hair, crooning how “girls just wanna have fun.” While there’s nothing wrong with that, and it was an anthem for decades, coffee drinkers may disagree with her claims.
After all, there are days where fun has no appeal. Typically, these are days when we lack sleep, have encountered problems at work, or face cold weather. On these days, we’re a little less punk rock and a lot more hipster. And under these circumstances, you’ll find, as seen in this meme, that girls just want to drink coffee.
15. Never Ever
When Grumpy Cat first appeared, the world had no idea how viral her face would become…and her personality clicked with all of us. Through her, we’ve said the things we can’t say in real life, and here is another instance where she speaks our minds for us.
Maybe we joke that we don’t want to be bothered until we’ve consumed our coffee. Some people take it a step further and don’t want to be bothered with conversation at all, much like Grumpy Cat. Especially if your line of work involves dealing with difficult people, you can relate to the anti-cuddly Grumpy Cat!
16. Extreme Exaggeration
When did coffee cups start to come in different sizes? Maybe it was when coffee started being served in large cappuccino and latte cups, or perhaps it just went along with the super-size mentality of Americans .
Either way, a lot of people claim they have “one cup of coffee” every day. But that single cup might be big enough to hold an entire pot! Exaggeration is part of the humor found in memes, and this particular one should be well received by avid coffee drinkers. After all, get enough caffeine, and we can all be a bit over the top with the drama!
This goes back to the transformation of a bit of liquid energy. Cinderella was at her worst — degraded and bereft, her beautiful dress torn to shreds and her hopes dashed — when her fairy godmother arrived and made her the literal belle of the ball.
Her smile reflected her joy, and she had the aura of the princess she should always have been. Likewise, when we hit that pit of despair, our energy running out, coffee restores us to the beautiful people we imagine ourselves to be otherwise. If caffeine makes you glow, you definitely aren’t alone!
18. Eternal Flame
Let’s trade the “coffee is bad for you” vibe out for the opposite idea. There are always conflicting studies coming out about the health value of any particular food or drink. Coffee is among those studied, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that coffee can lead to a longer life.
For once, coffee drinkers have something to lord over the rest of the population, and this takes that to the max. A longer life from drinking coffee? Doesn’t that equate to eternal life for those who prefer an IV drip of the caffeinated beverage? If science ever uncovers the secret to everlasting life, it just might be through coffee!
19. No Jollies Without Joe
One of the biggest unanswered questions regarding Santa is how he manages to make it all the way throughout the world to deliver presents to good little girls and boys in a single night. The answer? Coffee! Huge, ridiculous quantities of it.
He moves faster and has no trouble staying awake, and he probably fuels his reindeer with a brew that has an especially high caffeine content. That means that Santa likely gets grumpy when he doesn’t have his coffee, leading to the possibility of marking good kids as naughty! Instead of milk next year, leave him cookies and coffee.
20. Desperately Seeking Coffee
Again, cats seem to represent our inner demons in a lot of crazy memes. Desperation — lips pulled back, eyes wide and popping — can hit midday when you’re between meals and need a pick-me-up. The poor creature here is at his wit’s end, desperate for coffee, and the distorted image is all too close to the way you might feel during the mid-afternoon dip in energy.
Grab that cup of brew quick, before you start pulling your fur (or rather, hair) out. Your coworkers will thank you; desperation isn’t a good look for anyone!
21. Bugged-Eyed Buzz
Do you remember that first high-caffeine-content drink you consumed? Maybe you tried to give up coffee for a while, and then you caved to the craving. The “zing” that courses through your system with that initial burst of energy brought by caffeine infusion can make you feel skittish, on edge, and full of life.
Then again, it may make you the wide-eyed, wired creature that’s presented here. Either way, we love the tongue-in-cheek humor about anyone first getting into coffee and how it puts them on fast forward
22. Meditating Monkey
On the other hand, there are times when we’re so in need of caffeine that we’re highly strung before we consume it. That leads to a relieved, soulful perspective once we get the coffee in our systems. Like the wise, old monkey here, we feel grounded and ready to face anything with a peaceful aura about us when we have the coffee we need.
Some people don’t understand how you can consume a stimulant and actually be calmer, but then, not everyone understands why some people are such coffee fanatics to start with. Don’t bother explaining, just keep calm and drink coffee!
23. Munster Madness
The Munsters television show may not have lasted a dozen years, but it was highly popular and has become an icon, especially the face of Herman Munster. His deep scowl made smiling awkward, and it was hard to comprehend if he could ever be truly happy. But did you ever see him drinking coffee?
The humor here is in the expression: it doesn’t settle and makes you want to laugh. You have to wonder if any member of the family ever offered poor Herman a cup of joe. Maybe if he’d been a steady drinker, he wouldn’t have developed that permanent scowl to start with!
24. Delightful Delivery
It’s no secret that women have a particular sense of humor when it comes to their interest in beautifully carved chests and abs. Greeting cards have long played on this penchant for what women commonly refer to as “eye candy,” and now memes have joined in the game.
What better way to interest a woman in anything than to offer her a delicious cup of gourmet coffee and a gorgeous, shirtless man to deliver it? Thank you, Ryan Gosling, for lending your image to this meme, reminding women that there are other pleasures in life aside from great coffee!
25. Lord Of The Beans
Several memes have popped up from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and this image of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn is one of the most popular. As he gives his boosting speech to the “halflings” to get them on their feet and ready to fight, we take heart in his determination and sense of hope.
Yes, we may one day be able to catch up on our slumber, and there may come a time when coffee is a luxury rather than a necessity. But until that day comes, no one needs to give up the tasty vice.
26. The Mug Life
Tupac Shakur was more than a rapper or musical artist — he was a poet at heart, and there have been memes galore touting one of his most well known phrases: “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me” has become a statement of pride for those who choose the lifestyle.
Creating a play on words was bound to happen, and the “mug life” would essentially represent dependency upon coffee. What’s not to be proud of? After all, avid coffee drinkers can point you to the best cafés, the best espresso drinks, and the best roasts in the world!
27. Very Pun-Ny
Some may find Biblical humor a bit distasteful, but then some find coffee that way too, claiming the bitter brew just isn’t for them. So it only makes sense that this particular line of satire would come into play with puns and other fun quips.
Besides, coffee beans have been around for ages, and though it’s not exactly a topic of discussion in the Bible, there’s no doubt a drink similar to coffee probably prevailed in Biblical times. How else did the Israelites have the energy to cross the Red Sea or continuously labor during their enslavement?
28. Morning Rituals
Take the Bible out of the equation and we move to the opposite end of the spectrum. Pagan and Wiccan religions are almost as commonly referenced in memes and jokes, and when it comes to coffee, there’s no escaping the comparison.
You’ve heard reference to “pagan rituals” and you’ve likely got your own morning ritual that starts with a cup of coffee. Honestly, “rituals” are created because we’re creatures of habit, and who wouldn’t love to summon a cup of coffee out of thin air anyway? You’d never have to drag yourself out of bed to make it…