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Foolish Coffee Personality Quiz

Carrie Masek

Tomorrow is the first of April and April Fool's Day. In honor of the foolish in all of us, we thought it would fun to put together a (completely bogus, just for fun, and not to be taken seriously) quiz that uses your coffee preferences to reveal your personality traits. Since all of us here think in coffee terms, we’ll also use them to make specific coffee recommendations.

Our quiz is based on actual personality testing. We did our research, and there are several different personality tests used by professionals who study personality and personality disorders. We decided to base our (just for fun) test, on the OCEAN* model and its Big 5 Personality Traits.

Our test concerns four of the five major personality traits:

Openness to new experiences: The degree to which someone seeks adventure, or is curious about new things. Creative and imaginative people tend to score high on this measure.

Conscientiousness: The tendency to be organized and reliable. Focused and self-disciplined people tend to score high on this measure.

Extraversion: The tendency to seek interactions with other people. Sociable, talkative people tend to score high on this measure.

Agreeableness: The tendency to be compassionate and cooperative. People who are trusting or helpful tend to score high on this measure.

Since we believe that coffee lovers tend to be emotionally stable, happy folks, we decided to leave out the final trait:

Neuroticism: The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions. People who are often anxious or angry tend to score high on this measure.

Our Foolish Coffee Personality quiz consists of eight questions with four possible answers each. If none of the answers apply to you, just skip the question. Here you go:


Foolish Coffee Personality Quiz

On a scale of 1-4, Choose the best answer.
How much caffeine do you like in your coffee?



3=Extra Caffeine


How dark do you like your beans?

1= Medium (Full City or Vienna)

2= Light (City)

3= Dark (Northern Italian or darker)


Body? How much body do you prefer?:

1= Medium-bodied (like a good wine)

2= Light-bodied (like tea)

3= Heavy-bodied (like hot chocolate)

4= Varies

How do you take your coffee?

1= With Cream and/or Sugar

2 = Extra fancy, steamed milk, flavored syrups, etc.

3 = Black

4 = varies

What kind of chocolate do you like best?

1 = white

2 = milk

3 = dark

4 = varies/all

What kind of fruit do you prefer?

1 = Apples, Berries, Citrus

2 = Peaches, Plums, Apricots

3 = Tropical (Mango, Papaya, Kiwi, etc)

4 = varies/all

Favorite time to drink coffee:

1 = First thing in the morning

2= With friends and/or food

3 = All Day Long

4 = Depends on the Day

When I go to a restaurant:

1 = I choose something I know will be delicious.

2 = I choose the restaurant's specialty.

3 = I ask the server for a recommendation

4 = I choose something interesting and new.


Mostly 1’s: You score high on the Conscientiousness measure. You’re a focused, reliable individual who knows what you like and how to get it. The coffees we recommend for you are:

For a Blend: WW1 1917 (Full City roast)

For a Single Origin Coffee: Colombia Gran Galope (Full City roast)

For Espresso: Espresso Milano

Mostly 2’s: You score high on the Agreeableness measure. You’re a kind and compassionate individual who enjoys helping others. The coffees we recommend for you are:

For a Blend: Cotton Candy Coffee (City roast )

For a Single Origin Coffee: Panama Boquete (City roast )

For Espresso: Espresso Trieste

Mostly 3’s: You score high on the Extraversion measure. You’re a friendly and outgoing individual who enjoys interacting with others. The coffees we recommend for you are:

For a Blend: Black Magic

For a Single Origin Coffee: Organic Bali Kintamani (Vienna roast)

For Espresso: Espresso Pacifico

Mostly 4’s: You score high on the Openness measure. You’re a curious individual who seeks out new experiences and enjoys the adventure of trying new things. The coffees we recommend for you are:

For a Blend: Mokha Java 1790

For a Single Origin Coffee: Ethiopia Queen City Harrar (Full City roast)

For Espresso: Espresso Kyoto

Those of us at Coffee by the Roast who took the quiz scored high on at least two of the measures. All of us got a good number of 4’s, for instance. If you’re like us, and have two (or more) numbers vying for first, it means that you’re an interesting and complicated person, someone who’s worth getting to know well. We suggest you try coffees from both your high scoring numbers. If you’d like a more personal recommendation, please contact us. We’d be delighted to help you find the coffee that’s perfect for you!


In Honor of April and April Fool’s Day, we’re offering a special coffee, Happy Fool’s Roast.

Happy Fool's Roast is a smooth and complex coffee that features something for everyone. Inhale the agreeable aroma of cascade hops (spicy citrus and floral notes). Let the rich, reliable flavors of cocoa and macadamia nut flow across your tongue. Enjoy the the assertive splash of grapefruit and the lingering cocoa butter finish for an adventure in your cup at a foolishly reasonable price. Happy Fool's Roast is a coffee that's outstanding black, but try it with a bit of cream for an even richer, sweeter cup.

Happy Fool’s Roast will be available through the month of April, or while supplies last.

Did you enjoy our Foolish Coffee Personality Quiz? What do you think about our coffee recommendations? If you have an opinion, please join the conversation and share it on the Facebook thread or in a comment on this blog. Or, if you'd like to share your thoughts with the wider world, leave us a coffee review on Google or on your favorite review site. Not only do we value your opinions, but reviews help more people find us. Help us connect coffee lovers to fresh, quality coffee!


~ Carrie, Paul and all of us at Coffee by the Roast

For more information on the OCEAN model, click here.

You can take the test for free here.