The Brief: "Depresso espresso" is an internet term used to express feelings of sadness combined with amusement.


A depresso espresso is not an actual coffee drink, but a situation that is both depressing and funny. Since the phrase both rhymes and mentions depression, it combines silliness and sadness. “Depresso espresso” is a popular caption for bittersweet memes and social media posts.

According to Urban Dictionary, it means “a feeling of being sadness but you also have a good sense of humor.” Another variation is “More espresso, less depresso,” which alludes to drinking caffeine to relieve feelings of sadness or depression.

Depresso Espresso from meme