Stimulation / Coffee Quote #38

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906 – 2001), author and aviator.




Søren Kierkegaard on Coffee and Coffee-Not / Coffee Quote #34

Søren Kierkegaard in the coffee-house, as sketched in oil by Christian Olavius Zeuthen in 1843

“Things here go just as they did with me and my physician. I complained about being out of sorts. He replied, ‘You probably drink too much coffee and walk too little.’ Three weeks later I spoke with him again and said, ‘I really do not feel very well, but now it cannot be because of drinking coffee, for I do not drink coffee at all, nor because of lack of exercise, for I walk all day long.’ He replied, ‘Well, then the reason must be that you do not drink coffee and that you walk too much.’ And so my infirmity was and remains the same, but if I drink coffee the cause of my infirmity is that I drink coffee, and if I do not drink coffee, then my infirmity is caused by my not drinking coffee. And that is how it is with us human beings. All of earthly existence is a sort of infirmity.”

Excerpt from “Remarks by a Humorous Individual”, a journal entry from Søren Kierkegaard in 1845.

Coffee Quote #32 / Poverty without Coffee in Puccini’s Opera “La Bohème”

I heard it said that Mimi, having left
the viscount, was dying.
Where was she living? I searched
and searched, then I saw her
pass in the street
hardly able to crawl.
She said: I can’t go on …
I’m dying! I feel it .
I want to die with him.
Perhaps he’s waiting for me …


I feel much better.

… Come with me, Musetta?

Let me look round.
Oh, how nice it is here!
I feel stronger every moment …
… I feel life again here.

Dear lips, …


to Marcello
What is there in the house?

… you will …

… you speak …

to Musetta

… leave me no more!

… to me again!


No coffee? No wine?

Nothing! Oh, what it is to be poor!

(Shortly before Mimi dies) In the Opera ‘La Bohème’ (1896), from Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924), libretto Luigi Illica.


Coffee Quote #28 – Longevity, Cigars and Coffee


Javier Pereira lived 169 years with lots of coffee, cigars and without worries / Stamp from Colombia

Do not worry, drink lots of coffee and smoke a good cigar

Javier Pereira (1789 – 1958) very old zenú indian and colombian epicurean


When Javier Pereira was taken to New York in 1956 it was with the intention of having experts study him and conclude with accuracy, if he was as old as it was being claimed. They were able to state that heart, arteries and brain were well preserved but through tests it was clear to them that he had to be at least 150 years of age. As a member of the zenú indian tribe, whose culture in farming and goldsmith was spent from 200 BC until about the 17th century in Colombia, Pereira had not less than five wifes, chewed on cocoa, drank much coffee and smoked cigars regularly.

International list of centenarians

Coffee Quote #26 – Biblical (adapted) and with Recipe

Tomatoes at the Borough Market, London / Oct. 2010


Broken Bread (with tomato and coffee) - oct.2010, London


And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break [coffee] bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

Acts 20:7 / King James Bible

Broken Bread (detail) - with Tomato and Coffee
With or without bible or bible knowledge, you may bake and break this bread yourself.

Coffee Quote #24 (Fascism)

Perhaps the most important Fascist contribution to the development of Italian coffee culture was that the term ‘barista’ made its appearance in Italian as an alternative to the American barman – no doubt in deference to the regime’s desire to purge the language of foreign influences.

Jonathan Morris, Professor for modern European history