The Shakespeare Lover's Coffee Quote Companion

Coffee is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. 
~Saye, Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene vii

I find my zenith doth depend upon a most auspicious brew. 
~Prospero, The Tempest, Act I, Scene ii

Coffee is the soul of wit.
~Polonius, Hamlet, Act I, Scene v

See how she curls her hand around that mug. O that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that mug!
~Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene ii

O brave new world, that has such cold brews in’t! 
~Miranda, The Tempest, Act V, Scene i

A coffee! A coffee! My kingdom for a coffee!
~Richard, Richard III, Act V, Scene iv

That I neither feel how decaf should be loved nor know how it should be worthy, 
is the opinion that fire cannot melt out of me: I will die in it at the stake. 
~Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing, Act I, Scene i

Instant is a familiar. Instant is a devil. There is no evil angel but instant. 
~Armando, Love’s Labors Lost, Act I, Scene ii

The first thing we do, let's brew all the coffees.
~Dick the Butcher, Henry IV, Part 2, Act IV, Scene ii

What's in a name? That which we call a mocha,
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene ii.

Is this a flat white I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee!
~Macbeth, Macbeth, Act II, Scene i

O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
That can brew pour-over both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in coffees meeting--
Every wise man's son doth know.
~Feste, Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene iii

I do love nothing in the world so well as cold brew; is not that strange? 
~Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i

Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Caffiene does murder sleep!” 
~Macbeth, Macbeth, Act II, Scene ii

There is nothing either good or bad, but coffee makes it so.
~Hamlet, Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

Coffee shall be my hope,
My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.
~King Henry, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II, Scene iii

Coffee sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
~Olivia, Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene i

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? 
It is the east, and espresso is the sun. 
~Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene ii

By the pricking of my thumbs, something instant this way comes. 
~Second Witch, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene i

Frailty, thy name is decaf! 
~Hamlet, Hamlet, Act I, Scene ii

If coffee be the drink of love, brew on. 
~Orsino, Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene i

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