Did you know there may be a relationship between your personality type and your favourite style of posh coffee? There’s a flow chart at the foot of this post which illustrates the idea.
I came across this intriguing bit of knowledge two days ago, courtesy of Filter(ed) magazine, London’s latest urban lifestyle publication. You can find the magazine online here or follow them on Twitter @filtered_mag.
Are you someone who has more than one flavour preference in coffee? Does what you order from your friendly barista depend on the time you have available to savour your purchase? Perhaps the deciding factor is your need to perk up, do a bit of work away from your desk, or chill out before catching your train?
Although I missed hearing him speak at the Work & Family Show, I know Chris Ward has an interesting take on coffee shop culture and the wider context of flexible working. His book ‘Out of Office’ makes the case for modern, Wi-Fi equipped, coffee shops as venues for productivity, creativity, entrepreneurship, as well as fun. Could your local coffee shop become your informal office? Chris’s website may give you more insight into his philosophy.
As the weekend is here why not sit down with a hot drink of your choice and try the ‘coffee psychology’ flow chart yourself. The results may give you a fresh perspective on yourself and your goals for spring 2014 (in a different way to your Myers-Briggs profile).
Feel free to share your results too, I’d be interested to see how closely the categories reflect your reality. I usually order a Cappuccino or a Latte, in case you are wondering!