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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.

Does the coffee you drink define you as a person?

This poll ended on 19 August 2013.

Yes - 36%

No - 63%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  coffee editors picks personality toowoomba



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