For Lovers of Coffee + Music

For Lovers of Coffee + Music

May 2, 2017

If you’re a fan of music and coffee give yourself a pat on the Bach. We’ve curated a list of iconic songs with killer coffee references. Get ready to take some notes this’ll just take a minuet.



Black coffee, no sugar, no cream.  That's the type of girl I need down with my team. Black Coffee by Heavy D and the Boyz

Metaphors for days - "Black Coffee" hits with the intuitive line "Black coffee, the African queen / part of the Afro-American dream."


2.When it comes to beats, well, I'm a fiend.  I like my sugar with coffee and cream.  Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys


Any song that mentions Star Trek (obviously) makes me smile. The Beastie Boys do it in two songs.

Their overall ability to "stick to themes" is mesmerizing.


3."I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee. Clouds in my coffee, and..."  You're So Vain by Carly Simon


FUN FACT: Simon came up with the "Clouds in my coffee" line on a cross-country flight. She explained the meaning of the phrase, saying: "Clouds In My Coffee are the confusing aspects of life and love. That which you can't see through, and yet seems alluring... until. Like a mirage that turns into a dry patch. Perhaps there is something in the bottom of the coffee cup that you could read if you could (like tea leaves or coffee grinds)." source



"One cup of coffee, then I'll go; Though I just dropped by to let you know that I'm leaving you tomorrow; I'll cause you no more sorry: Once cup of coffee, then I'll go."  One Cup of Coffee by Bob Marley


In one of his first singles from 1962, this lyrical genius was lingering over his final cup before having to leave his lady behind.


5. "Coffee beans grow by the billions so they've got to find those extra cups to fill.  They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil."  The Coffee Song by Frank Sinatra


Coffee is NOT a euphemism for something else, Frank Sinatra really sings adorinngly about coffee in “The Coffee Song.” 


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