For any reasonably sane individual, going through your work day/work week/work life without a dose of coffee is extraordinarily impossible. Your day always begins with the perfect (coffee) grind, and your order never changes. But what if we were to suggest that perhaps, the coffee you order is an indication of your personal style?  

It is an interesting – and slightly conjectural – thought, but we have put together an analysis of the most popular coffee orders and how they potentially dictate the style of a particular individual, as well as where to find the best drop.

ESPRESSO 

What’s evident from all of the espresso consumers we know are that they are self-professed coffee connoisseurs. They are either of Italian blood and know their coffee, or they are simply what we like to call a ‘coffee snob’. Apart from their arrogance, their style game is on point. Meticulous tailoring is evident, and much thought is put into their outfits before going out. Versatility is seen in their styling, and you can bet they have their staple items down pat for whatever the season brings.  

The best Melbourne espresso: Code Black 

LONG BLACK 

From dusk until dawn, this person is constantly on the go, and can’t get anything done without their coffee fix. Minimal and simple styling is at the core of their presentation, taking inspiration from Scandi-hues and refined vibes. It’s all about sleek fashion staples; think neutral tones, no patterns and minimal colour (black is their best friend). Generally a straight shooter and likes to get s$%t done!

The best Melbourne long black: Market Lane Coffee  

LATTE 

Latte lovers are carefree and friendly, and don’t let time dictate their day. You will find a latte consumer walking to their local after 9:00am, and won’t mind having a 20-minute chat with their barista over what beans are in season. Normcore can be described as their dressing style, as this individual looks to an outfit that offers a combination of style and ease in one.  

The best Melbourne latte: Faradays Cage

MAGIC  

For those after a little less milk, a little more coffee, try a ‘Magic’ (a what?); a typical Melbourne invention. For those Magic fiends, you’ve surpassed the ‘latte’ stage but not coffee crazy to order anything stronger. This translates to your styling. You’ve become somewhat adventurous in your styling game over the last 12-months, but you’re not ignorant to think you can pull *anything off. You’re all for an investment piece, and you believe less is more; quality over quantity.  

The best Melbourne magic: Coffee Supreme

ICED LATTE 

You’re a trendsetter and somewhat dandy with your styling regime. You’re up to date with the latest fashion news, know which designer designs where, and never miss the latest edition of GQ Magazine. Your styling is a tad eccentric which mirrors your unique individualism; the classics bore you! 

The best Melbourne iced latte: Bentwood  

CAPPUCCINO 

Have you ever found yourself ordering a cappuccino and completing the order with “extra chocolate sprinkles, please” – if the answer is yes, that’s fine. Who doesn’t like chocolate? But we’re going to presume that you’re one with your feminine side, and that translates to your styling. Think classic looks, with simplicity in mind and a touch of elegance (you add subtle accessories to complete your outfit). Your wardrobe is filled with classic, tailored garments, and you usually take quite some time to put your outfits together. At the end of the day, slow and steady wins the race, right?  

The best Melbourne cappuccino: Three Bags Full