Are You A Coffee Lover? Here 15 Tell-Tale Signs

Last Updated: January 21, 2023

Date Published: October 6, 2020
Discover 15 tell-tale signs that you’re a true coffee lover.
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What do you call a person who loves coffee? A coffee lover. 

There are people out there who just can’t live without coffee. It’s become an essential part of their day-to-day lives. A nightmare is defined as having no coffee at home.

These coffee lovers don’t just drink coffee – they define themselves by their relationship with it. Coffee is an unparalleled experience to them, one of life’s greatest pleasures.

Are you one of these passionate coffee lovers who take their love for this beverage to the next level? Many appreciate a cup of coffee, but how do you separate the casual drinkers from with those that savor every sip? If you do any of these 15 things, chances are you’re a truly coffee lover. 

Signs You’re A Coffee Lover

Here’s a list of 15 things all coffee lovers would relate to. 

  1. You’re a morning person – but only if there’s coffee.
    It’s the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning, and you’re lured out of bed in by the promise of that first sip of coffee. Putting the coffee on is your first blurry-eyed step to a great morning. But until you’ve actually savored some, you’re completely unable to function. The stunning sunrise remains unappreciated. Breakfast preparation takes a back seat. Your bickering children will have to wait. Coffee always comes first. 
  2. You have refined tastes that require more than the standard coffee order.
    A custom drink is a delightful concept, but when you make a coffee into a triple, venti, half sweet, non-fat, caramel macchiato, you’ve gone too far for the average coffee lover. If a friend can’t order for you without writing it all down, it’s too much.
  3. The way you prepare your coffee is very precise.
    You like to make your own coffee – and fixing the perfect cup is like a ritual. You have perfected the ratio of coffee to cream and the perfect brewing temperature. For you, making coffee is an art and you consider your coffee making skill one of your best qualities. 
  4. You have a favorite roast.
    Most people aren’t bothered about the roast of their coffee; in fact, they probably don’t even know what it is. But you do care, and you won’t tolerate anything other than your favorite. Maybe you like it light, maybe you prefer it dark – whatever your preference, you know what you like and you stick with it.
  5. You have a collection of coffee mugs.
    There’s no such thing as too many coffee mugs. Short ones, tall ones, blue ones, red ones – if you see a mug unlike one in your collection, it’s hard not to get it. They clutter your countertops and cabinets. Plus, you don’t just have one favorite mug; you have several of them, each with its own purpose. There’s the “sitting-on-the-terrace-first-thing-in-the-morning” mug, perfect for sipping in silence while wrapped in a blanket as you watch the sunrise. There’s the “I-need-cheering-up” mug, the “sharing-a-conversation-with-a-friend” mug, and there’s the “I-need-a-break” mug. Whatever the coffee occasion, you have the perfect mug to match it. 
  6. You can drink coffee at any time of the day – you don’t discriminate.
    Some people say a cup of coffee too late in the day makes it difficult to fall asleep, but you don’t care. You’ll drink coffee at any time of the day – you don’t discriminate. You’re practically immune to its effects and will drink it no matter how early or late it is in the day.
  7. You have precise times in your schedule devoted to coffee runs.
    After work. After class hours. During your lunch break. You have precise times in your schedule devoted to coffee runs. You’ve got the perfect route down to your favorite coffee shop, and it’s pretty much the only thing getting you through the day.
  8. You spend too much time on the grocery store coffee aisle.
    You find yourself spending too much time on the grocery store coffee aisle pondering which type of coffee you’re going to buy this time. Are you going to stick with your favorite coffee blend? Will you try something new?
  9. You’re the go-to coffee expert.
    Are you the go-to coffee expert among your family and friends? When they want to try a new coffee drink, or buy someone a coffee-related gift, do they come to you? If everyone thinks of you first when they need coffee-related advice, your love for coffee is no secret.
  10. Your kitchen looks like a coffee shop.
    Most people will only have a simple coffee machine at home. But coffee lovers go further and make their kitchen setup more sophisticated. From small items like a coffee dripper to a more sophisticated brewing equipment, you buy all the equipment and tools you need to make that perfect cup of coffee – so much so that your kitchen starts to look like a coffee shop.
  11. You’ll take your coffee in any shape or form.
    If you can’t get it straight from the pot, you’ll get your fix from coffee-flavored goodies. You’re down for coffee cake, coffee ice cream, mocha cookies, and more unique coffee creations like coffee-rubbed lamb chops, coffee-flavored chili, and java barbeque sauce. You’ll take it any way you can get it.
  12. You always have some extra ibuprofen on hand in case of emergencies.
    The ‘emergency’ being whenever you’ve gone without coffee for several hours. When that happens, you get what are known as ‘coffee headaches’, which can be nasty, and once you get one, it’s hard to shake it off for the rest of the day.
  13. The perfect gift for you is coffee.
    When someone really knows and understands you, they know to get you coffee. Knowing your perfect coffee order can be quite complicated, but for true coffee lovers, any coffee is better than none at all. 
  14. Coffee is your answer for everything.
    Whether you feel inspired, angry, happy, or depressed, the magic of coffee makes everything better.
  15. You never say no to coffee.
    Anywhere. Anytime. Any day. You never say no and you’re always down for getting a cup of coffee. 

Final Thoughts

If you’re a true coffee lover, you’re probably happy to embrace it. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with your caffeine intake. Enjoy! 

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