Cats don’t drink coffee but humans do, so why are they always pictured together? An idle scroll through any social media page, or random search on google, often brings up cute pictures of cats and coffee mugs. There are sayings such as‘ Life is better with coffee, cats and books” or, ‘only my coffee and my cat understand me”. “Catpuccino anyone?” It’s clever marketing to say the least. We are relaxed by the sight of the cute cat and, by association, relaxed by a cup of coffee. Bingo, you are off to put the kettle on, or pop in to your nearest coffeehouse.
But why do we love it so much? Maybe we could learn from our feline friends.