Coffee Portable, Milk & Sugar To Keep Your PC Awake During Network Transfers and Downloads

You might have encountered this situation where you may have left your laptop on to download something, when you come back your Windows laptop might have gone to sleep and ruined your download and you have to start it all over again. I myself have come across several times because not all the downloads support download managers.

For this very purpose I was searching for an application. I stumbled across this nice application  called Coffee Portable.

Coffee Portable


According to its developer:

Coffee Portable was built as small, and very easy-to-use tool that was developed to help you keep your computer awake while your downloads or network transfers complete. Coffee Portable prevents standby when your traffic speed on a selected network adapter is above the user configurable threshold.

Since it is a portable application, you don’t to need to worry about anything going to your system drive or registry. The UI is very simple and easy to understand.


  • Prevents standby when Downloading
  • Prevents standby when transferring files over the network
  • Prevents standby when using web installers
  • Provides insight into why your computer wont enter sleep
  • Saves you having to change the power settings to never and back again all the time
  • Saves you from having to download a file that will not resume after sleep.

When you download “Coffee” you’ll get three 3 different applications: Coffee, Milk and Sugar.  I know – I love the name too! Milk is another application that would check for Sleep Blockers i.e. it will look for any application that’s preventing your system from going into Sleep.


And finally Sugar will enable the application to load with Windows Startup.

I found the set of application very help and I just love their names. I hope you would also find these helpful too.

You can download it from Softpedia.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at

One Comment

  1. Arun Kumar

    I like the names tho I still have to test them. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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