In a new book The You Code, body language experts Judi James and James Moore take a look at what your coffee drinking habits say about you, your self-esteem, your stress level in life, and even your sex life. I’ll withhold my comments until you get to the bottom.
The espresso drinker – They call the espresso “the unfiltered cigarette of the coffee drinking world”. Espresso drinkers are moody, hard-bitten and hard working, into leadership and fast goals. They don’t suffer fools, are hard living and prone to “night-time shenanigans, followed by a rather louche attempt at day time repair”.
The black coffee drinker – This drinker practices minimalism and takes a no-frills, direct approach to life. Quiet and moody but prone to brief bursts of extroversion. “A difficult but potentially rewarding friend, colleague or partner,” James and Moore conclude.
The latte drinker – Typically metrosexuals or cuddly-toy collectors, latte drinkers are pleasers obsessed with being liked.
The cappuccino drinker – Extroverted, optimistic. Like their drink, they are all froth and bubble, bored by detail and liking material objects. “Freud would have a field day here,” write James and Moore. “Cappuccino froth gives the tongue the mother of all workouts and is all to do with the physicality of the experience rather than the basic consumption of the beverage.” The cappuccino drinker enjoys sex but is easily bored by an unimaginative partner.
The non-coffee drinker – Frightened of coffee equals frightened of life, say James and Moore. If the taste of coffee puts you off you really are a child, they say, and it’s time to join the world of grown ups. But there’s hope. “Twenty one days is all it will take to break your cycle of disgust and then you’ll be back in the real world.”
This information came to me second-hand so I confess right off the bat that I haven’t read the book and don’t know any more about its contents than what I’ve posted here. But c’mon! How can this be serious? I’m a black coffee drinker, but that’s only a recent change to lose weight and start picking out coffee flavor accents easier. So, the circumstances of what made me a black coffee drinker from the former cream-and-sugar type don’t jive with what the authors write about me today.
Oh well, maybe it’s meant to be funny but when you box people up by characteristic based on something as simple as their coffee drinking habits, I think you make alot of wrong and sometimes dangerous generalizations.