They say ‘you are what you eat’, right? Well that extends to drinking too. Especially, if your favourite brew is coffee. Ask a seasoned barista for a coffee and he’ll tell what kind of personality you are. There’s even been a study conducted by various clinical psychologists on the subject. Read on to discover what your coffee preference says about you.
It’s how you ‘‘espresso’’ yourself
An espresso drinker is a natural born leader. A super-efficient, Type A personality, who works hard and plays hard. If your drink of choice is espresso, you are straight talking, hard-hitting and know how to get things done. In fact, your hardworking nature is an inspiration to others – both at work and in your social life. What’s more, you take no nonsense from anyone. You are also one of those rare individuals who actually enjoy the taste of coffee.
The bold black coffee drinker
Whether you choose Americano or plain black coffee, drinking it without any milk and sugar makes you one of the healthiest coffee drinkers out there. You’re sort of an old-school purist, who prefers to keep things simple. You lead a fairly minimalist lifestyle, are always neatly turned out and tend to be a bit on the quiet, sometimes moody side. On the flip side perhaps you are a wee bit too set in your ways and resistant to change. You do love your funny coffee mug though.
A well-made cappuccino’s rich complex flavours draws in the ‘sophisticates’, who enjoy the finer things in life. You are stylish and well put together. Rarely will you be caught out in sweat pants and an old t-shirt. You enjoy being in control, you are health-conscious and can be quite the perfectionist. You are also creative, sociable and can multi-task like a pro. But you need to stop worrying and being overly sensitive.
The latte lover
Instead of embracing the bitterness of coffee, latte lovers prefer to add a soothing element to it. This shows off your laid back, relaxed nature. You like your creature comforts and usually make an effort to look good. All in all, you are a kindly soul. One who is normally quite generous with your time and resources and willing to go out of your way to help loved ones. Unfortunately, you sometime overextend yourself and always can’t keep up your commitments. So take a leisurely sip of your coffee, do slow down and readjust your priorities.
The ‘‘kaapi culture cats’’
Any aficionado will tell you that the ground coffee must be pure, the brewing should be fast and it should ideally be served unmixed with anything, not even milk or sugar. South Indian filter coffee flagrantly flies in the face of this conventional wisdom –
chicory is added, the brewing is excruciatingly slow and it is served with a liberal dose of milk and sugar. Kaapi drinkers too, are a class apart. Strong minded and independent, you take pride in your identity and lineage. You are often well-read, health-conscious and value tradition and culture. Of course, all this sometimes makes you feel be a wee bit superior. How far you would go for that perfect tumbler of filter coffee tells you of how much of a perfectionist you are.
Instant coffee, instant comfort
Sometimes when you just need a hot drink or a pick-me-up, what could be a more convenient choice than this?! Quite a smart choice too for those with health issues like hypertension, because instant coffee usually has a lot less caffeine than brewed coffee. Instant coffee drinkers don’t get too lost in the details. Though you might be traditional in some ways, you are normally quite happy to take life as it comes. Laid-back, sometimes too much, to the point of procrastination, you tend to put off everything, like even attending to basic health issues. A cheerful optimist like you though, can be quite a pick-me-up by yourself!
*Disclaimer: This article has been contributed by Shruti Kumbla, Senior Nutritionist, Pristine Organics. The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of The Asian Age and The Asian Age does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.