A few months I told a student that I would write her and essay explaining what drinking a chai latte told about a person’s character and personality…
To be truthful, I really don’t remember what I meant by that comment. It was true “foot in mouth” moment which Jenna will not let me forget and keeps on hounding me for the essay, so here it is. It is not going to be what she probably expected.
In all reality, I don’t believe you can really past judgment on character of the people who drink those drinks. I do not hold that there are coffee drinking stereotypes, just drinks that people tend to gravitate for one reason or another. I personally do not enjoy most chai lattes- most places make them much to sweet, overwhelming the potential richness and spiciness of a good chai latte.
I have only had one good, no, amazing cup of chai latte. It was last year in the spring. It was a crisp Saturday morning. You know, the kind of day right after a light rain, where the sky is clear and blue, cool enough to have to wear a jacket, but warm enough to shed it by early afternoon. I love those kind of days. It was one of the first times I was hanging out with a girl I interested in and I was looking for any reason to be around her.
I took her a small, local coffee shop in Felton, they supposedly have the best chai in the area, according to this girl. So I told myself: “Hey, I will give this a shot. I can try a new drink.” I mean I am more of a straight black coffee guy, plain and simple- sometimes if I feel crazy and adventurious I will get an Americano or a straight latte… But I digress.
I’d be damned- the chai latte was amazing. I was not too sweet, it was spicy, but not to over powering so. There was a richness that can not be full described- it left a warm feeling the pit my stomach (maybe it was because I was enamored with this girl). It (the girl or chai, you can decide) was an amazing and exhilarating feeling.
So, Jenna, I guess this is more of an apology than an explanation of what a coffee drink can tell me about a person. I mean I am sure there is some case study out that compared people with their choice of coffee. Jenna, this is this is as close to an essay about coffee drinking stereotypes as you are going to get from me. I am sorry and I apologize for not writing an essay on the topic I said I would, but I think this if fairly close.