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Cappuccino drinkers are full of beans

Danielle Stephens

Published 07/08/2014 | 02:30

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Apparently, how you take your coffee says a lot about your personality
Apparently, how you take your coffee says a lot about your personality

Cappuccino drinkers are full of life, energy and positivity, whereas fans of an espresso are quieter creatures, a new study has found.

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The survey of 1,000 Irish consumers revealed that Americano drinkers are social animals, who thrive on the attention of others and enjoy being crowd pleasers.

However, fans of the simplest coffee beverage are more likely to lose control of their emotions and become moody.

If you see someone mulling over an espresso it's best to leave them alone. Those who enjoy the quick shot of concentrated coffee tend to like being by themselves, in order to have time to explore their own thoughts and feelings.

Latte drinkers are considered helpful and generous, but they choose to shy away from large crowds and create closer relationships in quieter settings.

A sprinkle of chocolate on a person's coffee shows a spontaneous side to the consumer, who normally endeavours to seek new experiences and meet new people.

A total of 75pc of Irish adults now have at least one coffee a day. Nearly 10pc of these drink five or more mugs in a 24-hour period.

Conor Minogue, of the Irish Coffee Council, said: "With rising consumer confidence and more people back in work, we're finding people are drinking more coffee and we expect this to continue to grow."

The council matched the coffee preferences of those surveyed to their most striking personality features.

Cappuccino is the most popular coffee choice on the island, with 30pc of the public picking it as their favourite.

Close behind is the Americano - although the survey showed it's the number one choice for people over 45.

Just over one-fifth of people prefer lattes, while 10pc choose to drink espresso.

Only 6pc of coffee drinkers will pick a mocha - but it's a popular choice for people aged 15-24. Despite being a nation of tea lovers, a whopping 3,992 tonnes of coffee were consumed by people in Ireland last year.

Irish Independent

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