Lifestyle

What does your coffee say about you?

Adan Tully from Total Coffee talks about how personality traits are reflected in coffee orders.
Adan Tully from Total Coffee talks about how personality traits are reflected in coffee orders. Kevin Farmer

FORGET reading tea leaves to get an insight into the future.

According to some baristas, a lot can be revealed in a coffee order.

Whether you order a flat white or long black, a little insight into your personality might be reflected in your chosen tipple.

Adan Tully from Total Coffee has been supplying the local industry with coffee beans, machines and the know-how for over eight years.

He has seen coffee trends come and go (good riddance Blend 43) and now provides his services as far west as Thargomindah in Western Queensland.

"Some men will line up and ask for a 'coffee'," Mr Tully said.

"They don't ask for a cappuccino or a latte or a flat white.

"You could just offer them a 'black' or 'white'.

"But then you get your fussy drinkers who will ask for a very precise order right down to the temperature of the milk."

Leading the charge in terms of popularity at the moment is the piccolo.

Basically a mini-version of the latte, the piccolo is "in trend" for drinkers at the moment.

While in Toowoomba for government business earlier in the week, Local Government minister David Crisafulli was spotted enjoying his favourite drink at Toowoomba's Parkhouse Cafe.

"If you order a piccolo and the barista doesn't bat an eyelid, you know you are going to get a good coffee," he said.

Mr Tully said it was the piccolo's low milk content that was driving the tiny drink's popularity.

"You get the coffee hit without so much milk," he said.

Drink a flat white? You are likely to be a business-minded kinda guy.
Drink a flat white? You are likely to be a business-minded kinda guy. Kevin Farmer

What does your coffee say about you?

Long black: Espresso dose of coffee floated over 2/3 of a cup of hot water. You are likely to be health conscious. Either you order this if you don't like or have an intolerance to milk. More females than blokes opt for a long black.

Latte: An espresso dose of coffee served in a standard glass filled with 2/3 steamed milk. Again more ladies than males are going for this creamy creation. Tend to have softer, quieter personalities.

Flat white: An espresso dose of coffee served in a cappuccino cup filled with 2/3 steamed milk. More fellas are drinking flat whites. Tend to be business-minded, tell-it-like-it-is types.

Cappuccino: An espresso dose of coffee served in a cappuccino cup filled with steamed milk and foam, sprinkled with chocolate. Cap drinkers are from the older generation, and have sweet tooths, and sweet personalities.

Piccolo latte: Ristretto shot, topped with milk as per normal latte in a small cup or glass. All the "cool kids" are drinking piccolos. Piccolo drinkers are the trend-setters.

Soy latte: Latte made using soy milk. Again these drinkers have dietary or health concerns. The hippy types or "alternative" crowd.

Mocha: An espresso dose of coffee mixed with chocolate powder and served in a cappuccino cup filled with steamed milk and foam, sprinkled with chocolate. Popular with the younger generation or those just getting into coffee.

Espresso: An espresso or short black is a single dose or 30mls of coffee. Tend to be purists. They take life, and their coffee, very seriously.

Topics:  coffee, editors picks, personality, toowoomba



Defiant Gulaptis dumped after speaking out on greyhound ban

Chris Gulaptis  Photo Contributed

Gulaptis dumped for speaking out on greyhounds

Latest deals and offers

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m