5 Signs You’re A Bonafide Coffee Snob

Need a couple cups of coffee to get up and at ‘em? A regular morning java routine doesn’t quite qualify you as a coffee snob, but if you’d prefer it in an IV, then you’re pretty darn close. The term, itself, actually sounds a lot worse than it means. In fact, a coffee snob is a serious java drinker who’s invested (that being the operative word) in their morning cup of joe. Sound like you? We’ve rounded up 5 low-key signs that you might be a coffee snob (in a good way, of course).

1) You Read About Coffee

In your spare time, you read about coffee’s origin, history, and growing & grinding practices. But, hardcore coffee snobs don’t just read blogs, they own actual books.

2) You Speak The Language

While the rest of us get sweaty palms, complicated orders are no big thang for coffee snobs. They can crank out an Iced, Half-Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte in their sleep.

3) Milk Creamer In Brewed Coffee Should Be A Sin

It’s just not OK. And don’t even mention adding sugar.

4) You Refuse To Step Foot Inside Starbucks

Coffee snobs prefer to drink freshly ground beans, rather than commercial brands, like Maxwell House and Folgers. Snobs also support local roasters and cafes, instead of chains like Starbucks and Dunkin’. This probably explains why most coffee snobs have a regular barista who knows their order by heart. But in emergencies, any kind of coffee will do.

5) You’ve Been To Hardcore Cupping Classes

In these classes, students use special spoons (cupping, that is) to learn about and sample the aromas, tastes, etc. of different types of coffee.

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