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Coffee Convos

Coffee Quotes

This page provides Coffee themed games and activity ideas. Everyday, 83% of adult Americans fulfill their need for the perfect coffee to water ratio; most averaging up to 3 cups of Joe per day. Coffee has many nicknames, such as: Joe, Black Gold, Rocket Fuel, Caffeine, Liquid Energy, etc.

Try out the many Coffee themed ideas and conversation starters below by clicking on the free download links or download printable activities to have everything at your fingertips. Games and activities cover multiple dimensions of wellness.

Coffee definition - a drink made from the roasted and ground seeds of a tropical shrub; can be served hot or cold.

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Bulletin Board Ideas | Creative | Decorations | Fundraiser | Intellectual

Men's Group | One to One| Outings | Physical | Social/Emotional

Coffee Bulletin Board Ideas

3D Bulletin Boards really bring your theme to life. Use real items, such as:

  • Coffee Paper Cups (cut in 1/2)
  • Empty Creamer Bottles
  • Coffee Bean Bag
  • Coffee Shop - Shopping Bag
  • Newspaper/Magazine/Newsletter
  • Coffee Beans/Quotes
  • Cinnamon Sticks/Vanilla Beans
  • Bagels/Donuts


Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

Creative Coffee Activities

Coffee Bean Plant

Coffee Activity Box - Flower Garden

Create an activity box using artificial flowers, small flower pots, gardening tools, gloves, and coffee grounds as soil.


Coffee Bean Plant

Grow your own coffee bean plant. Use as a house/room plant or in a common gathering area, keeping it out of direct sunlight and maintaining the soil at a moist level, never soaking wet. Once the coffee bean plant flowers (with coffee cherries), which can take three to five years, you can brew your own coffee. Create an activity with the beans by hosting a roasting.

Coffee Can

Use old coffee cans to hold yarn while in use. Cut a small hole in the top and pull one end of the yarn through to the other end. When you are no longer using the yarn, simply store the cans in an easily accessible location. Add labels to easily identify each yarn color or type.

Coffee Filter Crafts

Flowers - Use coffee filters to make artificial flowers. Afterwards, use the flowers as table centerpieces or as an addition to your activity box.

Holiday Tree or Wreath - Use coffee filters to make unique holiday trees and wreaths to decorate foyers, bulletin boards, and doors.

Coffee Filter Flower Craft

Coffee Infused Oil

Coffee Infused Oil

Use coffee to infuse your favorite oil (almond, coconut, jojoba, olive, etc.). The oils can be infused using one of two methods. To use the cold method, add the coffee and oil to a glass jar and let it sit for up to one month. To use the hot method, add the coffee and oil to a small slow cooker on low for about 8 hours, stirring occasionally. Let it cool.

After infusing the oil, separate the coffee grounds from the oil using a strainer or cheesecloth. This oil can be used as a lip balm, skin salve, or massage oil (for hands or shoulders).

Coffee Jelly

Coffee jelly is a gelatin dessert flavored with coffee, sugar, and cream. Recreate this Japanese delicacy by dissolving unflavored gelatin in very strong, hot coffee. Allow the mixture to cool and become firm. Drizzle with sweetened cream and enjoy. 

Coffee Jokes - One Liners

Drinking too much coffee can cause a latte problems

I drink so much coffee at work, I consider it part of my daily grind

Coffee Jelly

Coffee Mug Cake

Coffee Mug Cake

Use your favorite coffee mug to "bake" a cake in the microwave. Bake your cake from scratch using butter, vanilla, an egg, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and fudge.

For an easier way to make your own coffee mug cake, purchase the prepackaged individual pouches for a quick and easy dessert.

Coffee Mug Marble Art

Create your own marble art coffee mug using nail polish, white mugs, distilled water, and a wooden skewer. Using a large bowl, pour the distilled water inside. Carefully add a few drops of nail polish (can use as many colors as you want) at a time. Stir the colors into a marble pattern with the wooden skewer. Slowly dip the mug in the mixture and clean off any access water or color.

Optional: Add a sticker to create a shape before designing your mug, such as: a star, a heart, etc. To complete your coffee art, spray at least 3 coats of clear gloss finishing spray on to the mug. This cup is dishwasher/microwave safe and completely safe to drink from.

Coffee Mug Marble Art

Coffee Yarn

Coffee Overnight Oats

Create your own breakfast oatmeal, overnight. Simply add oats and cold brew coffee together by shaking or stirring in a jar or bowl. Place in the fridge to chill overnight.

Coffee Yarn

Use real coffee (or tea) to dye your yarn in an environmentally, friendly way. The only ingredients needed are water, distilled vinegar, and your choice of coffee/tea.

Coffee Decoration Ideas

  • Coffee Filter Flowers
  • Small Pumpkins
  • Spices - Cinnamon Sticks, Vanilla Beans
  • Coffee Beans in Clear Jars/Containers
  • Empty Coffee Shop Cups/Bags
  • Theme Colors - Orange, Beige, Green, Brown

Use a Coffee Filter Wreath as decoration on your bulletin board or as door hangers. Dye your own coffee filters with food coloring and create your own wreath or purchase one that comes assembled, all you will need to do is hang it.

Coffee Fundraiser Ideas

Invite the community, family, and friends, to attend a Coffee and Donut social once a month, for a fee. Serve a variety of donuts (filled, glazed, holes) and offer a variety of flavored creamers (pumpkin spice, butterscotch, etc.). Call businesses in the community to ask for donations, such as: gift cards, coffee cups, or coupons. If a business cannot offer tangible items, ask if they could offer their time. They can come in and present a demonstration or lead a discussion group during the social. Sample names: Donuts and Discussions, Coffee and Convos, etc.

Intellectual Coffee Ideas

Coffee Conversation Starters

Add interest to your current coffee conversation group with these thought provoking conversation starter topics. Includes questions, such as:

  • Where is the most exciting place you have ever been?
  • What is your favorite season?
  • What do you feel children understand better than adults?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What is the best way to start your day?


Gift Card Holders

Coffee Gift Card Holders

Show your volunteers, staff, and other special persons how much they matter with these gift card holders. Simply print, attach gift card, and you are ready to gift it. Examples of Gift Card Holder Quotes:

  • Thanks a Dozen
  • You're Eggscellent
  • Thanks a Latte for all you do


Coffee Helpers

Ask a volunteer to help with the coffee time/area. For example, pour coffee, stock supplies like sugar, cups, creamer, clean the area after coffee time is over. Also, order specialty coffee/creamer to coincide with upcoming themes, such as: pumpkin spice for the fall, peppermint for winter, light roast for spring, coffee lemonade for the summertime.

They could also be in charge of writing the featured coffee or creamer of the day. Give each helper their own name badge for their specific duty.


Handy Helpers

Coffee Name 5

The object of the game is to name 5 coffee related words. There are two ways to play. All answers must contain the word coffee or all answers must relate to coffee, but is not required to contain the word "coffee". For example:

  • Coffee Cup
  • Coffee Shop
  • Coffee Beans
  • Coffee Ice Cream
  • Coffee Cake
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Barista
  • Expresso Machine
  • Creamer

Name the Kitchen Item

Coffee Name the Kitchen Item

I can remember sitting around the kitchen table while my parents read the morning newspaper and discussed their upcoming schedules for the day. Life revolved around the kitchen, whether it was hot coffee in the morning or casserole dishes in the evening. Test your memory and name each of these items found in the kitchen.

Extend the activity by finding and showcasing real life examples of kitchen items, such as the  cheesecloth, eggbeater, flour sifter, or pie cutter.


Coffee Punch Cards

Use these coffee punch cards as an addition to your token economy. For example, if someone comes to Coffee and Conversations five times in one week they can receive a prize. Punch cards can also be used to keep track of how many activities a person is attending. If someone attends 4 activities in one week they can receive a single serve coffee (K-Cup) of their choice for a prize or enter their punch card in a drawing for a bigger prize each week/month.

Each punch card has its own theme. You can find which theme best matches your activity or let each person choose which design they would like to have. If you would like to only use a set number of punches per card, for example 5, just mark through the punches you do not want to use. Write each person's name on the card.


Thematic Punch Cards

Superlative Awards for Adults

Coffee Superlative Awards

Do you know a die-hard coffee fan? What about someone who cannot start their day without a cup of coffee first? Use these superlative awards for adults to identify every unique person.

With over 100 different titles, there is sure to be an award that fits everyone. For example, there is an award for: Drinks the Most Coffee, do you know who would be best for this award?


Coffee Words

Using a large dry erase board, write the words "Pumpkin Spice Latte" across the top. The object of the game is to try to create as many words as possible only using the letters from the phrase. For example: Lace, Kettle, Pie, Minute, Pale, Pail, etc.

Coffee Men's Group

Coffee and Cars

Have a local car club bring their cars to showcase. They could discuss their cars over a hot cup of coffee. If there are different car clubs in your area, trying booking each club around a theme, such as: Fast Cars, Cars through the Decades, Yellow Cars, etc.

Coffee Beer

Visit your local brewery or bar that offers craft/local brews and try a coffee beer. Pair your favorite coffee beer with coffee infused cigars.

Coffee Beer

Coffee Infused Cigars

Coffee Infused Cigars

When infusing your favorite cigars, the oils in the coffee bag are what creates the coffee aromas and coats the outside of the cigar. It is important to use a cigar with a thick wrapper to absorb more coffee oils.

It is also important to to use a coffee bag that contained whole bean coffee, not ground beans. This process can take up to 6 months to complete.

Coffee Rubbed Steaks

Get all of the men in your facility together for this fun flavored event. Using a coffee/spice mixture, rub onto both sides of each steak. Steaks can then be grilled outside on a charcoal/gas grill or seared on a cast iron grill and then transferred to a baking sheet and cooked in the oven.

Coffee Rubbed Steaks

Coffee with a Cop - Invitations

Coffee with a Cop

Host a Coffee with a Cop social every 1-2 months. Invite the community, family, and friends to join your local police force for coffee and conversation. The meet up includes no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. The National Have Coffee with a Cop Day is the first Wednesday in October.


Coffee One to One Activities

Coffee Mask

Use coffee grounds or instant coffee and mix with milk to create your own coffee mask for smooth and clear skin. Mix coffee, plain yogurt, and turmeric for bright and glowing skin. Mix coffee, plain yogurt, and honey to create a coffee mask for firm and tight skin.

Coffee Room and Body Spray

A familiar smell can bring back memories that were thought to be gone. For example, the smell of a cup of coffee could bring back memories of breakfast at grandma's or Sunday brunch on the ranch. Use this Kona Coffee inspired room and body spray to evoke memories of the past, promote conversations, and boost energy.

Coffee Room and Body Spray

Coffee Outings

Explore different environments to enjoy your coffee. For example, have coffee in the park or at a breakfast shop. To enjoy a cup of coffee in an evening setting, visit a local brewery and try a coffee beer. Call ahead to a local coffee shop and ask if they can give your group a demonstration. The presentation could include topics, such as: where the coffee beans come from, the process from coffee bean to liquid coffee, how they decide what flavors to offer during different seasons, etc.

Physical Coffee Activities

Coffee Can Ice Cream

Make homemade ice cream using an empty coffee can. You will need a 1lb coffee can, a 3lb coffee can, 1/2 cup rock salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Mix the heavy whipping cream, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the smaller coffee can and place the lid on securely. Place the small coffee can into the center of the larger coffee can. Alternate a layer of ice with a layer of salt until you reach the top of the can. Secure the lid tightly on the large coffee can. Lay a sheet or used tablecloth down in the area you plan to kick the can back and forth or wrap the coffee can in a towel. Roll, shake, and kick the can for 15-20 minutes. Add more ice and salt into the large coffee can, if needed. 

To add flavor to your ice cream, simply add 3 tablespoons of your favorite instant pudding mix, 1/3 cup fruit (bananas, strawberries, peaches, etc.), 3 of your favorite cookies, or 1/4 cup of your favorite chopped nuts. Add your flavorings into the mixture before adding to the smaller coffee can. If you would like to add toppings, simply top the ice cream with your favorite ingredients (cherries, sprinkles, hot fudge, etc.)

Coffee over Cardio/Coffee Yoga

Have a brief Coffee Chat session and follow up with a light cardio workout. For example, brisk walk, cycling, water aerobics, or basic balance exercises if cardio is not an option. If cardio is too difficult, try performing basic yoga moves after your morning coffee. 

Social/Emotional Coffee Activities

Coffee Club

Create an actual Coffee Club, let people sign up by the month (first come, first served) or let as many people who are interested sign up and offer a new flavor or type of coffee each time the club meets. For example, the club can try a new Coffee Pod (K-Cup), try a new creamer (Pumpkin Spice), or they can try coffee in ways they have never experienced coffee before, such as in: Lemonade, Milkshakes, or Smoothies. You can even smell the coffee beans first and discuss how they believe it will taste, then roast actual coffee beans and discuss the outcome. Did it taste like you thought it would? Does it smell like it would taste?

Coffee Convos

Starting with a fresh, hot cup of coffee is the only way some people would be able to make it through the day. There are many names you can call your Coffee and Conversation session, such as:

  • Coffee Bar
  • Coffee Break
  • Coffee Cafe
  • Coffee Cart
  • Coffee Chat
  • Coffee and a Classic
  • Coffee Club
  • Coffee and Conversation
  • Coffee Convos
  • Coffee Counter
  • Coffee and Crumbs
  • Coffee House
  • Coffee Kiosk
  • Coffee Klatch/Klatsch
  • Coffee News
  • Coffee Nook
  • Coffee Shop
  • Coffee Talk
  • Coffee Time
  • Coffee Zone

Coffee with Character

Host a Coffee Party and make plans to have meaningful conversations around your favorite cup of coffee. You can choose to host the party in the morning and include breakfast items, such as: donuts, quiche, bagels, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs. If you prefer to host the event in the evening, you can use the same items or have a theme, such as: Pumpkin Spice Everything. At this type of gathering, everything is Pumpkin Spice flavored. For example, flavored creamer, muffins, cookies, and other treats.

Use special cups and saucers during your party, whether a special design or special make (Coffee Zarf). Around the holidays, offer seasonal creamer/syrup flavors (peppermint, butterscotch, french vanilla). For those who can have it, offer alcohol (Kahlua, Vodka, etc.) to create Coffee Liqueur Drinks. Also, offer different types of roast (light, medium, dark). Try different types of coffee drinks, such as: Expresso, Latte, Coffee with Chicory, Frappuccino, Iced Coffee, or Single Serve Pods (K-Cup). 

Add something different to the social by inviting a food or coffee/hot chocolate truck. There are so many varieties of food trucks, such as: donuts, bagels, burritos, beignets, breakfast tacos. If you want to host an event later in the day, invite a dessert truck, such as: cupcake, pie, cheesecake, or other type of dessert. Invite a truck for drinks and for food if you just can't decide which to offer. National Coffee Day is September 29, but you can celebrate any day of the year.