16 Nov Aphorisms about Coffee
Caffè Torre dedicates to all coffee lovers a small collection of aphorisms and famous phrases about this delight for the palate! Let’s start with two quotations from Eduardo De Filippo, of which recur in these days 30 years after his death:
“…because the thick smoke of first coffee flowing – that is the strongest – is not lost and the whole room smells…. Caspita, chesto è cafè… È ciucculata… ou see how little it takes to make a man happy: a cup quietly taken out here … ”
Eduardo De Filippo, Questi fantasmi
“When I die, you bring me coffee, and you’ll see that I resurrected like Lazarus.”
Eduardo De Filippo, Fantasmi a Roma
Some older quotes:
The coffee has the power to induce fools to act sensibly.
Charles-Louis de Secondat, barone de La Brède et de Montesquieu
Ah! How sweet the taste of coffee! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter than muscatel wine.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Kaffee-Kantate
Good coffee should be black as the devil, hot as hell and sweet as a kiss.
This proverb has been attributed to several writers and politicians, in a lot of variations
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Way too much coffee. But if it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.
Thank you for your coffee, seignior. I shall miss that when we leave Casablanca.
Ingrid Bergman, in Casablanca