We all know there are a lot of people who can’t live without their morning coffee, but while some people are fine grabbing any old coffee as long as it has caffeine in it, others are definitely picky about their cup of Joe, and won’t settle for anything less than the best.
Along those lines, a new poll finds that 43% of Americans consider themselves coffee connoisseurs, with women more likely than men to say they are one (47% vs. 36%), and Gen X is the generation most likely to identify as one (51%).
Those who truly love coffee say that 7:35 am is the perfect time to have their java, with most having at least two cups a day, and 48% of folks saying medium roast is the best coffee to have.
So, what actually makes some one a coffee connoisseur? Well, the poll finds that the top sign is that a person prefers to make their coffee at home so it’s to their own taste.Other signs include:
- Can intimately discuss coffee and bean origin with the local barista
- Would rather skip a morning coffee than have a cup of instant
- Prefer coffees from specific coffee-growing regions
- Order something that’s not on the menu
- Hand-brew coffee using a method other than a traditional drip coffee maker
- Can immediately identify a coffee that isn’t freshly roasted or brewed
- Local barista knows their order on sight, before they place it
- Know the taste profiles of different roasts
- Have multiple blends of coffee in their home