I guess thatâ€™s a variation of the old saying â€œtell me who your friends areâ€¦â€ â€“ you know how that one goes. But is there really any truth to this coffee preference thing?
I donâ€™t really know, but an Australian coffee company claims to know a thing or two about coffee psychology theory. According to John Ronchi, co-founder of Campos Coffee on Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley, he has noticed a connection between coffee preferences and personality traits. His findings?
Mr Ronchi said well-dressed corporate types usually opted for an espresso or black coffee with no sugar, while patrons who liked to laze in the sun outside Campos ordered a latte.
Whatâ€™s more, ice coffees and frappacinos are popular in the warmer months, but almost always among young women.
If you are scoffing (like I was when I first read the statements), you might want to know that Ronchiâ€™s observations are also backed up by Dr Alan Hirsch, the director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, a US institution. He says that based on research (and personal observation, of course), â€œthose who drink short blacks are often ambitious, goal-driven and no-nonsense, while cappuccino drinkers were probably witty and classy. The humble latte is often drunk by mums or 20-something students, while the heart-starting espresso conveys sophistication.â€
I now have a personality-identity crisis. After a huge meal, I like espresso. I guess I am sophisticated then? I normally get a latte at Starbucks, though. Then again, I am neither a mum or a 20-something student. Oooh, I alternate between cappuccinos and lattes, I just remembered. So does that mean I am witty and classy sometimes? I seriously doubt it.
You see what I am getting at hereâ€¦? So what coffee do you drink again?