A post office called Coffee was established in 1890, and remained in operation until 1957. The community was either named after a local pioneer citizen or after General John E. Coffee, a state legislator and a U. S. representative (sources vary).
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coffee, Georgia
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 26.
- Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 47. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
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