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    Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

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    From The Age:
    Are you an espresso, cappuccino or flat white and one type? A new book reveals what your choice in coffee says about you, writes LISA MARTIN
    Coffee snobs can find more than froth and sugar at the bottom of their cups - personality lives there as well.

    While strolling out of a cafe on the way to work, that cup of coffee in your hand is actually emitting hidden meanings to passers-by.

    In their new book, The You Code, body language experts Judi James and James Moore decipher what our caffeine preferences reveal about our self esteem, stress levels and even sex life.
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    Just a fun bit of fluff for a Tuesday morning!

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    Typical:
    No Flat White Drinker.

    Unique again. ::)

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E524F545E5F485D555E3A0 link=1265666932/1#1 date=1265667794
    Typical:
    No Flat White Drinker.

    Unique again. *::)
    Naturally!

    That, and only Decaf drinkers ever have soy!

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    I think it was more of a teaser, so you buy the book.

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    Apart from espresso and flat white

    Would the following be for Greek/Turkish coffee ??
    It does sound a bit like me :D

    THE BLACK COFFEE DRINKER - This type is all about minimalism and takes a no-frills, direct approach to life.

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    What I dont quite understand, and granted I have a bias, is how latte drinkers (guilty your honour) get slated for turning "a dark and dangerous drink" into a "comforting milky bedtime beverage", yet cappuccino lovers are somehow impossible not to like? Last time I looked there was some white substance diluting the pristine shot in a cap. My cuddly toy collection and I will sob into our pillow tonight - possibly in a baby voice!

    Still, as you said, a bit of fluff, or should it be froth for a Tuesday morning...

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    Im another mildly offended latte drinker, but to be fair the latte-drinker is generally mocked everywhere! Those BCF camping ads describe one bloke as not living life to the full because he prefers "yoga soy latte classes" to the outdoors. And every time I grumble at the screen about how it doesnt even make sense!

    Maybe Latte should be someone who is confident enough to go with what is right and tasty in spite of the ignorance of others.

    Michus you crack me up.

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    A Doppio ristretto drinker in one word: Snobbery :P

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    Question: why are latte drinkers mocked?? :S

    I love my double-shot lattes, plus i usually order this when im out, the milk is usually steamed properly for lattes as opposed to times when ive asked for a cappuccino and there were dollops of stiff foam plopped on top...

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    I am with you, double shot Lattes are the way to go (my standard) :) A statement like I like my coffee like my women strong and ... but this is a G rated forum ;)

    Been working on steaming for Capps for the last few days to get that nice soft foam and try and get the right foam to milk ratio without a spoon, flat whites and lattes are easier or maybe I am just more practiced.

    Single shots into 200mls are for wooses and girly men :P

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    beanflying: Theres always the bad joke of "I like my women like I like my coffee. Ground up in and in the freezer."

    I mean, really, thats a terrible thing to do... to coffee. :D

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    dont mind me if I sit back and watch you dig a hole while your standing neck deep in it ;) I dod think of that one but thought better of it ;D

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    Australians have a funny old culture. We seem to worship the gross and rough and despise the fine and elegant. Everything gets the Macho test. V8s and 4WDs are for real men and sports cars are for girls. Football with plenty of biff is the only sport for males. You have to drink until you assault someone and then fall down in your own vomit. Latte was always a candidate for a pussy drink - the only real coffee is a double espresso with crushed razor blades.
    Harden up you lot.

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    Quote Originally Posted by 625F535B49300 link=1265666932/12#12 date=1266401482
    Football with plenty of biff is the only sport for males.
    My sport for the last 35 years has been karate.
    While I enjoy watching a good game of footy, with the exception of a very small number, most footballers cant fight for sh!t.
    Most of the best hits come from behind by cowards who immediately get held back out of harms way by their team mates.

    P.S. I like my flat whites. ;)

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    My sport for the last 35 years has been karate.
    Good stuff TG, me too! but not for 35 years... :S

    Australians have a funny old culture. We seem to worship the gross and rough and despise the fine and elegant. Everything gets the Macho test. V8s and 4WDs are for real men and sports cars are for girls. Football with plenty of biff is the only sport for males. You have to drink until you assault someone and then fall down in your own vomit. Latte was always a candidate for a pussy drink - the only real coffee is a double espresso with crushed razor blades.
    Harden up you lot.
    If thats what it means to be Australian, then i am not an Australian. I had a laugh..

    Its very much an attitude of roughness, ego boosting, peer pressure, being a man, and every single day i aim to challenge and breakdown those misconceptions and promote freedom and individuality. I will drink a latte even if others around me are drinking quadruple ristrettos. And i will drink quad-ristrettos when others are drinking soy, 1/4 strength, decaf, large caramellattes. :) (p.s. ive never tried a quad ristretto, but now that i think about it the idea seems appealing :) ).

    I dont believe parts of our personality can be mapped by observing our coffee habits, because of the individual perceptions we each hold as to the meaning of this drink for me, and why i am drinking it differs from person to person, and cant be analysed in that way. Focusing on one possibly insignificant aspect cant be used as a basis for the whole...

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    I see the error of my ways... I had no idea I was a late loving girly type until I read this thread.

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

    So...a couple of martial artists who are also coffee artists. I did about 15 years with Shotokan Karate International up here in the sticks under (later) Sensai Peter Harth 6th Dan (who was a white belt with me when we started in 1978) I did my Shodan under Sensei Takahashi and was honoured to meet and train under Master Kanazawa on a couple of occasions. Its a great interest.
    Unfortunately age has caught up with knees & back but I still do a few Kata occasionally as I hate the idea of losing my memory of all the Kata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2B29252D2D2324394A0 link=1266649760/9#9 date=1266665011
    A Nuova Simonelli Aurelia WBC spec for steam power the likes of which Ive never experienced before. (you want 2 litres of milk steamed in under a minute? Alrighty then)
    The non wbc spec is even more epic with larger steam tip holes.

    I still think LM has NS beat on steam power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5C616D65770E0 link=1265666932/16#16 date=1266661176
    So...a couple of martial artists who are also coffee artists.I did about 15 years with Shotokan Karate International up here in the sticks under (later) Sensai Peter Harth 6th Dan (who was a white belt with me when we started in 1978) I did my Shodan under Sensei Takahashi and was honoured to meet and train under Master Kanazawa on a couple of occasions.Its a great interest.
    Unfortunately age has caught up with knees & back but I still do a few Kata occasionally as I hate the idea of losing my memory of all the Kata.
    Ah fantastic! Thats amazing you got to train under Master Kanazawa, what an honour! A few years ago i trained and reached 6th Kyu in Go Kan Ryu, but had a break (mainly wanting to train in something else) so last year i started training in Kyokushin karate, am currently in my beginner stages, however it really feels like i havent lost any technique.. its all still there.

    A bit OT but still. There could be parallels drawn between the art of espresso making and martial arts. All about focusing deeply on the now in concentration, persistence, importance of technique...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 475D595B5A475F0C46340 link=1265666932/18#18 date=1266756931
    A bit OT but still. There could be parallels drawn between the art of espresso making and martial arts. All about focusing deeply on the now in concentration, persistence, importance of technique... *
    Repeatability...etc
    Ive said this several times on CS.
    It seems both attract the same personality type.



    P.S.

    The book got a mention on Sunrise this morning.
    The final word was "Take the $27-95 price of the book, get a few friends together and go and spend the money on some coffee instead".

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    I dont believe this. I dont think our coffee preference speaks of our personality. My sister is timid and caring and good and kind, and she loves cappuccino. So does my boss. But shes strict and dense and moody and frigid.
    ;)

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    I dont see why Latte drinkers should be mocked, it seems to be the drink of choice. "Macho" men usually drink a 20oz flat white with a kilo of sugar, and forgive me if I dont consider that a decent drink :)

    I do tend to give crap to Mocha drinkers though, I hate making a Mocha because it destroys the coffee. As a barista I cringe when they ask for one.

    Personally I enjoy seeing the beautiful coffee before I give it to the customer. The one thing I hate about making take away coffee is theres no love, they dont even get to see the coffee (unless they put their own sugar in it, but then its just ruined by the lid). Unfortunately, Ive found that the coffee I make is usually sub-standard compared to a "real" cafe because its take away so who cares? :(

    As for my drink of choice, Latte all the way :) usually unsweetened, but a few sugars if the barista, or the shot was bad.

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    Re: Coffee, your personality described in a cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5B5C474C4A42454B290 link=1265666932/21#21 date=1268923844
    I dont see why Latte drinkers should be mocked, it seems to be the drink of choice. "Macho" men usually drink a 20oz flat white with a kilo of sugar, and forgive me if I dont consider that a decent drink
    The whole idea is a load of crap.

    If I was a latte drinker I dont think anyone who knew me would dare mock me.

    So I agree with you.

    I dont associate with "macho" men as I find most of them are all talk and little substance.



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