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What is Your Coffee Drinking Personality?

Updated on March 16, 2016
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Kim is a board-certified holistic health coach, healthy living and cleanse consultant, and studied under Drs. Andrew Weil and Walter Willet.

It turns out that your morning cup of coffee can actually tell a lot about your personality.
It turns out that your morning cup of coffee can actually tell a lot about your personality.

“Do you want to grab a cup of coffee?”

The popular pick up line, “Do you want to grab a cup of coffee?” is still commonly used in today's dating world. Going on dates can be a daunting experience. Thanks to a recent study, meeting for coffee can actually help you weed out the crazies from the potentials. So the next time you’re wondering if your date has any long term potential, pay attention to the coffee drink that they order.

Alan Hirsch, MD, neurologist and author of What’s Your Food Sign?, surveyed 18,631 women and men about their coffee drink preferences and personalities. His result is quite interesting- there’s a correlation between the two!

In addition, body language experts Judi James and James Moore decipher what your caffeine fix reveals about your self esteem and personality traits. In their new book, The You Code, James and Moore dissected the different personalities associated with the types of coffee drinkers.

Is it true? Who knows, but wouldn’t it be fun to find out?

BLACK COFFEE DRINKER: Sharp, neat, and to the point. Black coffee drinkers are considered minimalists. No sugar-coating, no faking, and no drama. They are usually associated with high flyers and professionals. Consult these coffee drinkers on money advice. Don’t be surprised if their piggy banks are quite obese.

ESPRESSO DRINKER: This person is known as an experienced, exciting, and energetic partner. They are fast talkers, always looking for a good time. The downside is they tend to be moody.

CAPPUCCINO DRINKER: People who drink cappuccinos are cute, loving, and warm. They are usually passionate and caring. Since they are creative, honest, kind and hard working, they put a lot of effort into personal relationships. Like their drink, cappuccino drinkers are all frothy and bubbly. They enjoy sex but are easily bored by an unimaginative partner.

LATTE DRINKER: They like to savour their coffee, taking time to ponder life’s complexities. They are indecisive, usually lets their partners make the decision. They are super laid back, calm, and appreciate chivalry in a man. They are very supportive in a relationship.

MOCHA DRINKER: They are complete romantics and love to be in love. They can be very affectionate, compassionate, and insightful. These spontaneous flirts are unreliable and have a hard time committing to long term relationships.

FRAPPUCINO DRINKER: They are trend setters. Full of life and an adventurous spirit, they like to mix things up. Unlike the cappuccino drinker, they are more on the extroverted side, and makes friends easily. Usually known as life of the party, they are always looking for new activities and would never turn down a challenge. They usually need someone who can put them in check once in a while. They make exciting sex partners in bed.

DECAF SOY MILK DRINKER: A self-righteous, attention seeker with a tendency to be picky, fussy, and squeamish in the bedroom. This person is usually high maintenance.

The Cappuccino Drinker

"I don't understand decaf, it's like sex without the sex." ~A.C. Van Cherub
"I don't understand decaf, it's like sex without the sex." ~A.C. Van Cherub

World's most expensive coffee: Kopi Luwak

Fun facts about coffee!

Did you know...

  • Kopi Luwak is considered to be the rarest and most expensive in the world! It is grown in Indonesia. The Asian palm civet (looks like a weasel-like animal), eats berries for their fleshy pulp. As the beans are digested, internal digestive tract adds a unique milder flavor to the beans. They are excreted intact from the animal’s feces, gathered, washed, dried and roasted. It costs about $50 per cup! 
  • Coffee grows on trees, up to 30 feet tall! The coffee bean is a seed inside of a red berry. The berries are picked, dried, and stripped down to a green-colored bean. The beans are roasted at 500 F until they start to “pop” and double in size like popcorn. Light roast coffee has MORE caffeine since the longer coffee is roasted the more caffeine is cooked out of the bean.
  • Seattle has the most number of coffee shops per capital in the U.S. (35 per 100,000). Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee. It is also grown in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
  • Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee/day, making the U.S. the leading consumer of coffee in the world.
  • Japanese people bathe in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp to improve their skin and reduce wrinkles.

“Ca phe sua da,” the traditional Vietnamese coffee. It is a very strong coffee, usually prepared with sweet and condensed milk and slightly crushed iced.



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    • febriedethan profile image


      5 years ago from Indonesia

      I'm a cappuccino and latte drinker :)

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      Evelia Veronica Rivera 

      5 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

      Voted up!

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      5 years ago

      Great hub! I didn't know that the type of coffee you enjoy says so much about your personality. I usually enjoy my coffee black or espresso. Well, so much about romance.


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      mak hilal 

      5 years ago

      what about tea ?

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      Toy Tasting 

      5 years ago from Mumbai

      O Lovely, I am a Cappuccino drinker. I loved whatever it is written about me. Thanks for sharing the information. :)

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you, in that case you need a detox. LOL jk....:-D

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      6 years ago

      What about those of us who regularly drink all of the above. The word addict comes to mind... and now...a steaming cup o'joe. Hope I can scrounge up some decaf or I see a long night of Hub-stalking in my not so distant future.

      Nice Hub. :)

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      7 years ago

      This was really fun... Love this kind of trivia :-) so here comes my question: I love a double espresso with just a dollop of real whipped cream on top. No sugar... What kind of personality is that? :-)

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Mmm lattes...yum. Thanks for stopping by Donnah, glad you had a good read!

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      Donna Hilbrandt 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      I love coffee! Great hub. I enjoy a lot of types of coffee, but if I go into a coffee shop and order, my preference is a latte. I actually kind of fit the personality you described. Interesting stuff. :)

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Haha thanks Billy, have you decipher your type yet? I bet you have a little bit of the good traits from every drink.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well that was fun, interesting and informational all rolled up into one hub. The Triple Crown of Hub writing! LOL Great hub!

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Haha, interesting... I wouldn't know the answer to that!;-)

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      7 years ago from new delhi

      what about the type who asks you out for coffee and is not interested in the coffee at all!!Would he/she not make the best partner?

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      Katina Davenport 

      7 years ago

      I like coffee especially instant coffee ; just boil water and stir in coffee. I add in cream; and it's magic to me. I am stuck on instant coffee because my granny loved the instant stuff. I will never forget hearing her stir coffee at 4am. She was always an early riser. If she was still around I think we would be going to Starbucks on Sunday mornings for talks.

      This hub makes me think about her. Loved the hub! Voted up and shared.

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      Liz Elias 

      7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thank you--yeah...I joke that I have to turn coffee into a coffee milkshake to make it drinkable. LOL But white chocolate?? Oh, no, no, no--not worthy of the name! I like dark choc much better; to me, the white stuff has the consistency of a mouthful of shortening--and about as much flavor. ;-) Cheers.

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Barbergirl, Haha are you telling me you have multiple personalities and one should get a background check before getting into a serious relationship with you? Lol I'm kidding.;-)

      Fiddleman- I'm glad you had fun reading it. Black coffee huh? Ohhh bold, yet you live life on the edge? I picture you as some James Bond type of guy!

      MsDizzy- I know, I know...these personality stuff are just for with astrology, some are true, some are just questionable. My fiancé loves chocolate in his coffee too, especially white chocolate. I always remind him that it's not really even real coffee! Might as well eat ice-cream instead. Happy 13th anniversary, btw that's a great achievement and celebration! Thanks for sharing!

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      Liz Elias 

      7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hmm... I usually distrust these "one size fits all" descriptions. They are generic, like the daily horoscope in the newspaper, with no study of the rest of the person's chart...wheras with coffee...that "chart" is the rest of the person...a person is more than the sum of their coffee choices!

      I'm not much of a coffee drinker at all. I'm a strong black tea type, and drink it all day long, hot or iced. On the weekends, I like mochas, or if I meet a friend for "a cuppa." That is to say, I love chocolate, and my "mocha" is always "extra chocolate, please." You might more accurately say that I like a little bit of coffee in my hot chocolate. ;-)

      But I am the opposite of the stereotype these "experts" listed--I'm definitely into a one-on-one seriously committed relationship, and would have it no other way...and expect the same from my partner. My soul mate and I will be celebrating our 13the wedding anniversary later this year.

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      7 years ago

      I love my coffee and drink it black. Wonderful hub and I had never seen these little analysis of coffee drinkers. Good job and a fun read.

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      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      It kind of makes me wonder... does your coffee choice change if your personality changes! Currently I am more of a Cappachino type coffee drinker... however, I have done a variety of all the coffees... so maybe I am just a confused personality. Great hub... very interesting! Now I could go for some coffee! :)

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Thanks Debbie, glad you liked it! You never know, you might just be a true frapp drinker and not even know it ! :-)

      Thanks Purelycoffee and jojokaya for stopping by!

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      Debbie Roberts 

      7 years ago from Greece

      For some reason I imagined coffee beans to grow on bushes, I had no idea that they grew on trees and big ones on that!!

      I also quite like the fact that I don't fall under the personality type of the typical black coffee drinker too, it's nice to be different!! ;-)

      A fun hub that I enjoyed reading.

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      7 years ago

      I didn't see my favorite: Americano with a dash of milk!

      Wonder what that says about me!


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      7 years ago from USA

      Interesting hub. Voted up.

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      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Never looked at it that way before. Alright then, look out ladies, here I come. :)

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Wandererh, does that mean you are the perfect all-around guy in a relationship?! :-D

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Thanks Alisha and ntone! I'm glad you guys enjoyed the article!

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      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Oh my god, I think I'm in trouble. I have the characteristics of all of the coffee drinkers but don't fit into any single one. Am I a confused coffee drinker? :)

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      Nicole Tone 

      7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      As someone who used to work at a coffee shop, I absolutely love this hub. I never really thought about what a drink says about a person. I also enjoyed the facts about coffee you included. Great hub!

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      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice Hub !! You can also try your hand in writing about other related topics.....

    • Turtlewoman profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Lam 

      7 years ago from California

      Thanks for stopping by Michael. Hopefully writing on hubs can soon help that bank account grow a bit :-)

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      Michael J Rapp 

      7 years ago from United States

      I drink coffee black. I'd say I fit the description, except for the bank account part. LOL! Cool Hub.


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