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17 College Situations That Always Require Coffee

Fine, coffee isn’t actually necessary. You always tell yourself you’ll drink less of it, but all of that “But first, coffee” merch is calling to you. Plus, how do you stay away from something that keeps you so focused and energetic?! Some situations are just begging for you to get in the Starbucks line. 

1. Meetings that are too early…or too late

Obviously it’s difficult to find meeting times that work for everyone, but do we *really* have to meet at nighttime?

2. Morning classes on Mondays or any day, really

What’s the point of getting out of bed if there’s no coffee involved?

3. Weekends when you have to get up early

This is just unnatural. Everyone knows weekends are for afternoon brunch.

4. Class presentations

Between giving your own speech and having to sit through everyone else’s, why doesn’t your professor just bring coffee for everyone on presentation days?

5. Tight deadlines

Deadlines are motivation enough, but coffee certainly helps.

6. Hanging out with friends

With your busy schedule and lack of energy, “Do you want to do something this weekend?” often becomes “Want to get coffee?” You’re such an adult now, and it’s freaking you out a little bit.

7. Networking or meeting someone for the first time

You can’t be expected to socialize without the help of caffeine. 

8. Before a date

Pre-date coffee is essential. Coffee boosts your confidence and makes you feel like this:

Even though you probably seem more like this:

9. Alone time

Your schedule is chaotic. Sometimes you just want to sit back, take a deep breath and reflect. While sipping some coffee, of course.

10. Group projects

Coffee makes you friendlier! These people don’t have the same ~vision~ for the project as you do, and if you didn’t have coffee when meeting with them, you’d definitely have a harder time stepping back and acting calm. 

11. When that one guy casually makes sexist comments in class

You didn’t bring a shot glass to class, so this coffee is the next best thing.

12. The days when you just don’t really feel like doing anything

For whatever reason, you’re just not feeling it today. 

13. When you just need some comfort

You’re stressed. You’re overwhelmed. You just want coffee to comfort you. 

14. Leading group meetings

As a student leader, you feel like you should be enthusiastic and cool. And unfortunately, you don’t always wake up like that. 

15. After a night out

What is brunch without coffee?

16. When you’re feeling unreasonably snarky

You know you need to chill, but it’s hard, okay?

17. On your daily grind

Yeah, that is a coffee pun. But who are you kidding? 

Paige recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism. She loves live music, coffee and hummus. When she's not reading or writing articles, she's probably fantasizing about traveling the world or laughing at her own jokes.
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