You’ve probably never thought twice about the kind of coffee you order every morning on your way to work. Some of us have been drinking the same thing for years, and it’s just a matter of liking what you like — right?
There might be more to this story. A recent study examined one thousand coffee drinkers and associated personality traits and types with their coffee preferences. There were some overall similarities and rather interesting discoveries that showed up amidst the preferred coffee styles, revealing a deeper insight into the choices we make and the (coffee) people we are. So only one question remains: what does your coffee choice say about you?
The Cappuccino Lover
Uh oh — personality traits belonging to cappuccino drinkers revealed some definite signs of wanting control. If cappuccino is your coffee of choice, you might be a bit obsessive, though highly creative and motivated. Honesty also comes hand in hand with the control, so at least you know what you’re getting with that top of froth! You tend to grow bored easily, even though you are loyal to your friends.
The Affogato Consumer
Pretty please with a cherry on top! You like your coffee black, but you like a little treat on the side. You’re are playful, happy, and always ready for a good time. You’re not so good in the morning, you’re more of a night owl, and you love to have your coffee as an after-dinner treat. You’re fun-loving but you do things at your own pace, and you roll with however the day comes.
The Ristretto Person
You are a rare bird, but you’re self conscious about it because you know that ordering a ristretto is rare and a tad wacky, and you know that the person you order from knows it’s rare and a tad wacky, and you know that they know that you know, you know? You have refined tastes and you’re classy, but don’t try too hard. Some days, just a latte will suffice, and that’s ok.
The Espresso Lover
Quick and easy and to the point! You’re always in a hurry, so you like your coffee strong and fast and on the go. You’re a leader, you’re hard working, but you need constant hits throughout the day, lest you get moody and broody — which you have a tendency to do. You know how to get what you want and you’re always on the way to getting there. Just remember to have one day a week to slow down, or you might burn out.
The Long Black Drinker
You’re straightforward, a straight shooter, you like things black and white. You don’t mess around, but people like that about you – you’re reliable. You invented minimalism, you can err on the side of quiet (and potentially moody) but you set your sights on something and it is yours. You may be somewhat serious, but you always get the job done. Just remember to have a tiny bit of milk in your coffee once in a while to lighten things up.
The Latte Consumer
You like things to come easy, and you can be indecisive at the best of times. You are a bit of a fence sitter, you prefer to be a team player rather than the person calling the shots. You keep things smooth and light, but you’re fun to be around and things are never too hard. Maybe try ice cream instead of milk some time though – do something wild and crazy instead of just sticking to the norm.
The Soy Milk Consumer
You’re a little high maintenance, sad to say. You can be chatty, fun, a team leader, but you also have a tendency to believe the world rotates around where you sit. You can be self righteous and bossy, though you know what you want and that can definitely work in your flavour — er, favour.
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