The next time you order a coffee, pay attention to who’s watching, because it can reveal things about your personality that you prefer to keep secret.
Darren Stanton, a behavioral expert, former police detective and psychologist, can only discern elements of a person’s personality by their coffee order.
Stanton went into detail about the deeper meaning of our coffee choices, as reported by deliciousand some of the revelations are amazing.
Read on to find out what a “simple” coffee order hides a selfish streak, and what the cutest coffee order says about consumers.
Plain black coffee is the easiest coffee order, and the drink indicates a person with a high focus and mindset based on a healthy lifestyle.
“Some black coffee drinkers can be very fitness oriented,” Stanton said.
“This person is a determined, focused and driven person who takes care of himself.”
However, the same ambition that makes black coffee drinkers “self-reliant and strong” may also mean they “border on selfish thinking.”
Iced coffee drinkers are no different from classic coffee drinkers, unless they insist on ordering an iced drink when it’s cold.
“When winter weather hits, people who order iced coffee are, I would say, losers in the best way,” Stanton explained.
These people like to be self-employed, are very individualistic and “play by their own rules”.
“They want things to be done by their rules and can potentially be quite stubborn in certain areas of their lives,” Stanton said.
Surprisingly, the most casual and laid back people tend to drink lattes, Stanton said.
He said latte drinkers are “average people” who don’t like to take risks.
“They just want to drink something simple without complications,” Stanton said.
“Latte drinkers tend to be meek, cuddly and happy to go with the flow,” he continued.
A single or double shot of espresso is a bold drink, and Stanton said people who order this “will probably walk into a bar and have a shot of whiskey or rum.”
“They tend to be serious, straightforward and straightforward people,” he said.
Ordering an espresso indicates that someone is “adventurous and strong” and “strong in character”.
And cappuccino drinkers are adventurous too—in fact, they “may be considered more fun” than their latte-drinking friends.
These coffee lovers are not afraid of uncharted territory.
“These are usually people who can learn a new skill or visit a new place that interests them,” Stanton said.
“They are quite open and ready to laugh.”
Meanwhile, the biggest snobs will turn to a less popular drink: flat white.
“A flat white is a much stronger coffee and a more pleasant taste,” Stanton explained.
“People who order flat white may be singles.
“They will stick to their opinion no matter what and will have clear views on particularly sensitive topics.”
This means that soft drink drinkers tend to be outspoken and even arrogant.
Another coffee choice for intellectuals is cortado, which is usually chosen by smart people, or “at least by those who think they are smart,” Stanton said.
“This is the drink of a person who loves rules, structure and doesn’t really like change,” he added.
They are strong, precise, and driven, and unlike some other coffee drinkers, they are often very reserved. But since they are confident in their opinion, they can also have calm conversations.
Stanton said that the frequently photographed mocha is “probably the cutest coffee of all”.
People who order mochas are the exact opposite of cortado drinkers: they are often “very extroverted, outgoing, flamboyant and potentially quite loud”.
If you order a mocha, your friends will probably call you “the life of the party,” Stanton said.
PUMPKIN SPICY LATTE
In the same vein, the spiced pumpkin latte is the “fun” drink that the trendy person with lots of friends loves to sip and post on Instagram.
However, it can also be a sign of low self-esteem.
“The drink represents a hearty, warm autumn feeling that helps offer a comfortable blanket when confidence is low,” Stanton said.
And if you’re getting flavored syrups in your hot or iced coffee, you’re brave, refuse to agree, and aren’t afraid to take risks.
“They are trustworthy, as evidenced by their belief that baristas are now making their coffee too sweet or not sweet enough,” Stanton said.
Flavored coffee lovers are not afraid to fail and usually hope for the best.
“The people who order these drinks can be quite creative,” Stanton said. “They don’t know how things will turn out with such a drink, but they are happy to experiment.”
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