Are you what you drink?
Now, we are all coffee lovers, that is why we are joined together in this lovely Algerian Coffee Stores community. But, we all enjoy our coffee differently. Some of you love a medium roast, some love the darkest of beans, others rest in the middle with a full roast, and some don’t care just as long as it comes with caffeine!
But there have been some studies of our nation’s coffee drinkers that have determined what your desired coffee style says about you.
Now, realistically, there is no scientific basis to these claims, most of these studies have only been conducted with a couple of thousand people, looking at personality traits and cross referencing with choice of coffee, and some polls are based on people’s opinions of themselves – so let’s be honest, they aren’t exactly conclusive, but they are a bit of fun…..and therefore perfect for our blog!
So, lets see who we are and get to know each other (or ourselves) a little better.
I am referencing two studies, one by Clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula who studied 1000 people, testing various personality traits and also asked what coffee they’d usually order. And she shares her findings, but also states “we are no more defined by our coffee orders than we are our astrological signs”.
And secondly a study by Dunkin Donuts that polled a group of people and asked how they perceived themselves and what they drunk…and then went with the majority percentage.
So, black coffee drinkers tend to be “old-school” and efficient, often set in their ways, perhaps adverse to change. Preferring the simpler life. They may also be impatient, abrupt and moody. But are comfortable in their own skin.
Latte and cappuccino drinkers are often more likely helpful, open and generous, and you may be a bit of a people pleaser. Cappuccino drinkers can be perfectionists, obsessive and demanding – and a little sensitive. Flat whiters are honest and trustworthy.
Iced coffee drinkers may be bold and spontaneous, imaginative, but may also be reckless. And 24% of those surveyed by Dunkin Donuts claimed to be the best lovers, and 12% claim to be the life and soul of the party.
This is a good one….Those who order decaffeinated or milk alternative drinks were more likely to be, controlling, obsessive or a perfectionist. (Or, maybe, you just can’t have caffeine or dairy!)
Instant coffee drinkers displayed more laid-back characteristics, but also procrastinate.
Double espresso drinkers were most likely to describe themselves as well read and travelled, and boasting a university degree.
40% of those who opt for a flavoured coffee describe themselves as funny.
Mocha drinkers rate themselves the sexiest.
White americano drinkers are straight talkers and hardworking.
So, how do you fair in this? What do you like to drink, and is any of this true to you?
I am a white americano drinker, and a hard worker. But I can also be impatient, childlike, and sometimes like to think of myself as funny and kind. Others may disagree!