Brews Clues: What Your Coffee Preferences Are, According To Your Personality Type


Move over, zodiac signs! One way to get a glimpse into a person’s general traits and characteristics nowadays is by checking their MBTI personality type. This introspective psychological assessment became popular for assigning personality types based on the following categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving.

Given the intrinsic factors that it’s based on, it’s not surprising that your MBTI type can say a lot about you—including your coffee preferences. Get to know general habits and typical coffee orders that might resonate with your MBTI type below.

Most likely to need espresso shots

MBTI types: INTJ and ENTP

INTJ and ENTP people are both thinkers: the INTJs are the innovative and strategic kind who are driven by their own insights, while the ENTPs are naturally enthusiastic and curious with a knack for new ideas and challenges. With all the mental work that they do, these two MBTI types frequently need the caffeine fix from espresso shots to power through their tasks. Their go-to drink is probably Iced Americano—strong enough to keep them awake, but cold enough to cool them down when the thinking becomes too much.

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Those who are open to all kinds of flavors

MBTI types: ESTP, ESFP, and ISFP

Flexibility and the readiness to explore anything that lies ahead of them: Those are common traits between ESTP, ESFP, and ISFP, which are all Explorer roles. Thanks to their curiosity, they are the MBTI types that are most likely to try any kinds of flavors, even ones that cater to specific tastes like mint chocolate mixed with iced coffee.

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The ones who prefer classic and dependable flavors

MBTI types: ESTJ, ENFJ, and ENTJ

People under the ESTJ, ENFJ, and ENTJ personality types are born to be leaders. They are efficient, outgoing, and organized—the type who you’d trust to plan big things and communicate with people effectively. These personality types would most likely reach for coffee flavors that are just as dependable in taste and function as they are, so if you’re getting them a drink, you should opt for classics like Iced Latte.

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Most likely to have convos over coffee

MBTI types: ISFJ, INFJ, and ESFJ 

Are you looking for a beautiful soul to enjoy a good conversation with over a cup of coffee? Put ISFJ, INFJ, and ESFJ people on your speed dial. ISFJs are known for their warm and caring nature, while the idealistic INFJs have gentle and compassionate hearts and the friendly ESFJs are always eager to lend an ear or hand if you need them. Whenever you need to chat, these three personality types would gladly welcome you to their abode and fix a nice brew for you with their trusty coffee makers.

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The people who get creative with their coffee brews


Which MBTI types are the most likely to brew their own coffee because they want to try their own recipes? Of course, it would be the creative and inventive ENFPs, the innovative INTJs, and the imaginative and adventurous ISTPs and INTPs. They probably would have tried making dalgona coffee when it was at its peak popularity, and you might even catch them on Tiktok waiting for the next coffee trend that they can recreate. They’ve also probably experimented with a few coffee creations on their own—a task that is made easier with a coffee machine already waiting for the next exciting brew in their kitchen.

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The ones who often carry their own reusable coffee tumbler

MBTI types: ISTJ and INFP

ISTJ and INFP people have their own reasons for always carrying reusable tumblers—whether it’s for coffee breaks at work or when they’re visiting a café. The willful ISTJs see it as a practical and responsible thing to do, while the altruistic INFPs do it because it’s for a good cause. Both personality types are right, and it’s about time that others follow their lead on this environmentally friendly coffee drinking habit, too. 

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