From Coffee to Tea: How Your Morning Drink Defines Your Personality

From Coffee to Tea: How Your Morning Drink Defines Your Personality

Your choice of morning beverage does more than just wake you up; it can significantly influence your personality and set the tone for your entire day! Whether you prefer a robust cup of coffee or a balanced cup of matcha, they both have unique effects on your mood, behavior, overall well-being, and the choices you make day in and day out. According to a new poll, what you drink in the morning can reveal a lot about who you are as a person.

What your morning drink says about your personality

The matcha vs. coffee poll

Califia Farms conducted a poll to see if people who drink matcha and people who drink coffee have significantly different daily habits and personality traits. 

The study participants were asked about their morning routines, workout habits, personality traits, preferred activities, and more. The participants were split evenly between people who drink matcha and people who drink coffee. The differences may shock you! 

The study was conducted from Feb 12th - Feb 26th, 2024, with 2,000 American participants. 

The differences between matcha and coffee drinkers 

The difference between coffee and matcha drinkers

When asked if they like waking up early or sleeping in, matcha drinkers reported that they like waking up early (54%), while coffee drinkers said they’d rather sleep in (53%). 

Matcha drinkers take a little bit longer to make their morning beverage (5 mins) compared to coffee drinkers (4 mins). But matcha drinkers take fewer minutes to get themselves ready in the morning (27 mins) vs coffee drinkers (30 mins). 

Matcha drinkers consider themselves people who like doing outdoor activities (26%), they call themselves adventurous (29%), say they are a mixture of extrovert and introvert or ‘ambivert’ (46%), and they like to read an average of 6 books per year just for fun. 

Coffee drinkers consider themselves introverted (42%) and would prefer to watch a movie inside (38%). They categorize themselves as people who like mainstream activities (35%), and for fun, they like to read an average of four books per year.

Matcha drinkers have a tendency to work out more than coffee drinkers. On average, matcha drinkers work out 4 times a week, while coffee drinkers work out 3 times per week. Matcha drinkers also prefer to work out in the morning (42%), while coffee drinkers prefer to wait until later in the day to get their exercise in (39%). 

Matcha drinkers are paying more attention to social trends and what’s going on online (62%) say they know what’s trending on social media, vs coffee drinkers (47%). 

The similarities between matcha and coffee drinkers 

What are the similarities between coffee and matcha drinkers

Both matcha and coffee drinkers love to stay physically fit and enjoy exercise (81%). They both consider cardio their favorite way to workout (33%) with strength training (14%) and yoga (13%) following behind. 

Both coffee and matcha drinkers spend about the same amount on their caffeine of choice ($5-$10) per week, and both groups enjoy eating a big breakfast (7%). 

Whether they drank coffee or matcha, a lot of people liked hanging out with their family and friends on the weekend (34%) and playing video games (13%). 

Our take

Best morning routines

This survey is such a fun way to compare human habits and personality traits! While the sample size is very small (2,000 people) it does seem to corroborate some of the scientific differences between matcha and coffee. 

We know that the l-theanine in matcha lets you experience the alertness of caffeine without the jitters and feelings of anxiety that you can get from coffee. Knowing that it makes sense that matcha drinkers are more extroverted, quicker to get up and get ready in the morning, and feel excited to start their day with a workout

Matcha also has a slower release of caffeine than coffee, so it can help you feel alert for longer, improve your cognitive function, and help you focus. It adds up that matcha drinkers read more books than coffee drinkers and like to stay up on social trends. 

Bottom line

What this poll did not address, is the health advantages of matcha over coffee. While both coffee and matcha contain healthy antioxidants, matcha is packed full of anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, vitamins, and immune-boosting nutrients. Coffee may jump-start your day and make you feel awake, but matcha has the added benefits of improving your overall health, helping you avoid and fight cancer, improving the way your brain works, helping you age better, and more! 

Some matcha recipes you’ll love:

Matcha Citrus Aid

Mocha Matcha Latte

Low-Calorie Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

3 Ingredient Matcha Chocolate Covered Almonds