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The Cup in Question – Coffee Personalities


However you take your coffee, that favourite beverage is telling of your personality! Well, at least according to the new book You Are Why You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life by psychologist Ramani Durvasula. The book details a survey that studied 1,000 coffee drinkers, connecting coffee choices to specific personality

traits. Survey participants were given common daily occurrences such as waiting in line, planning a dinner party or making weekend plans. For each situation, they were asked how they typically manage each situation, and how they drink their coffee. Here is a tall version of the venti story… with a little fun stirred in for good measure!


You’re friendly and adaptive. You actually like the taste of coffee, a rare, but admirable trait.

double espresso

You’re practical and hard-working. You like knowing that one shot just doesn’t do it for you anymore.

triple espresso

You’re enthusiactic, but obsessive. You’ve been awake since the late 90’s.


You’re fun-loving and creative. You hate the taste of coffee, but you need the pick-me-up, so you improvise.


You’re reflective, but often indecisive. In a world of unknowns, you like the safe pick.


You’re warm-hearted, but oblivious at times. Your friends have to remind you to wipe foam off your lip.


You’re traditional and reserved, but for the most part, you hate foam moustaches.


You’re calm and conscientious. You enjoy the simple things in life, like picnics in the park, birds chirping, and watery coffee.

iced coffee

You’re assertive and outspoken. You don’t let seasons dictate how you live your life. Also, you like straws.


You’re happy and energetic. You claim to love coffee, but really, you just love ice cream.

From the Winter 2014 issue of NICHE


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