Are You an Americano or a  Cappuccino? Here's What Your Coffee Says About You 4 years ago

Are You an Americano or a Cappuccino? Here's What Your Coffee Says About You

What does your choice of coffee say about you?  (Besides the fact that you're thirsty/cold or in need of a caffeine boost, that is.)

The Irish Coffee Council and Amárach Research claim to have to have the insight into which type of coffee drinkers are ‘social animals’ and which type tend to shy away from the madding crowd, following a recent survey 1,000 Irish consumers.

It's seems we're all about the Cappuccino, with 30 per cent of Irish coffee drinkers opting for this variety as a first choice. Americano is a close second overall, with 27 per cent choosing this coffee. Café Latte is also a popular choice, claiming 22 per cent of the votes, while the small-but-mighty Espresso has a dedicated following of 10 per cent.

Researchers claim that coffee drinkers are more extroverted than non-coffee drinkers and can easily become bored without other people around.

The survey also looked at different types of personality along with the types of coffee which people expressed a preference for...

Americano drinkers tend to be crowd-pleasers who are generally considered out-going and sociable. They actively seek out new personal engagements and thrive in groups. However, they are more likely than others to be somewhat moody and unpredictable with their emotions.

Cappuccino is the most popular coffee choice and the people who drink this style of coffee are full of life, energy and positivity. Cappuccino drinkers are likely to be seen as kind and considerate.

Latte drinkers tend to be more reserved than others, preferring to create close personal relationships in intimate settings rather than socialising in larger groups. They are also seen as helpful and generous with their time.

Coffee drinkers who add a sprinkle of chocolate to their coffee of choice seek out new experiences and love to meet new people. They tend to be spontaneous and prefer to take the world as it comes!

Espresso drinkers are notably different to other coffee drinkers. Espresso drinkers tend to be disorganised and spontaneous. They enjoy their own company and enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They are introverted but they have no difficulty speaking with others, they just prefer their own company, finds the survey.

“The popularity of coffee among Irish adults is clear with three quarters saying they drink coffee, perhaps more surprisingly is that nearly 1-in-10 of these tell us they drink 5 or more cups a day” says Amárach psychologist Patrick Kennedy. “The notable difference in extroversion/introversion scores for coffee drinkers is also quite interesting as it raises further questions; are extroverted people drawn to coffee due to its function in social gatherings or do coffee drinkers become more extroverted through their exposure to these scenarios? Either way this research highlights an interesting dynamic between coffee drinking and personality types which hadn’t been found previously.”