The 15 Best Coffee Memes

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When even your coffee starts giving you the side-eye, it's usually a sign to drink some more coffee. CherriesJD / iStock / Getty

Coffee memes come from a place of shared experience, which is why they're so widely used. Even if someone doesn't drink coffee, and hasn't ever experienced what it's like to take that first sip in the morning, it's still a concept that almost everyone is familiar with.

What Do Coffee Memes Mean

Coffee means a lot of things to a lot of people, and coffee memes express those feelings. Since most people understand what coffee is, and the effects it can have, coffee memes speak a universal language about what it's like to go without coffee and what it's like when you actually get to drink it.

How Are Coffee Memes Used?

Coffee memes are used in a lot of different ways because there are so many different types of memes that can use coffee as a theme. Some coffee memes are used as reaction images, and others are used to convey a feeling or mood, like irritability or jitteriness.

Examples of Coffee Memes:

Example #1:
Image: Jack Nicholson from The Shining
Text: "What do you mean there's no coffee?"
Meaning: Implies that coffee withdrawal could make someone as crazy as the character from the movie. This is a humorous hyperbole and a sort of inside joke for coffee drinkers who are familiar with the movie.

Example #2:
Image: Two puppies, one of which looks like it is floating.
Text: "Before coffee. After coffee."
Meaning: Conveys the feeling that settles in after drinking coffee.

Example #3:
Image: A woman lying face down on the floor.
Text: "When you have to make the coffee before you've had the coffee."
Meaning: Exaggerates the effects of coffee to humorous effect, implying that coffee drinkers are totally nonfunctional before their first cup.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the 15 funniest coffee memes:

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Most of us probably don't turn into psycho killers when the coffee runs out, but it's a finer line on some days than on others. More »

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The floor might not actually be lava, but we'd be fine even if it was. We've got coffee. More »

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The chicken and the egg paradox is old news. The real question is how are you supposed to wake up to make coffee when you need coffee to wake up.  More »

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A dinosaur with a rocket launcher riding a shark is fine and all, but can it push you through Friday and into the blissful embrace of the weekend? Coffee can. More »

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 It's amazing how a cup of coffee can turn your whole outlook around. More »

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Warning: Do not substitute jumper cables for coffee.

Jumper cables may not electrocute you, but if even coffee isn't getting the job done, it might just be one of those days when crawling back into bed is the only possible solution.  More »

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When the server asks if you want soup or salad, it's okay to reply "coffee," right? More »

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 I've come to sip on you again. More »

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I guess the carriage turning back into a pumpkin is the 2 p.m. slump in this metaphor. More »

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​The best part of waking up is an adorably surprised face in your cup. More »

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It seems like they're putting pugkin spice in everything these days. More »

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 This might just be an even worse idea than the jumper cables. More »

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 Apparently this guy never met the Red Bull lemur up there. More »

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The day someone invents coffee that can run away is the day the world comes to an end. More »

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Luminous beings are we... not this crude matter. (At least that's how it feels after a few pots of coffee.) More »

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