What Kind Of Coffee You Should Drink Based On Your Zodiac Sign
The stars are *brewing* up your perfect cup ‘o Joe. Discover how your zodiac sign connects with your coffee order.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Double Shot Espresso
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are bold and ambitious, ready to hit the ground running no matter the situation. So it makes sense, then, that they’re represented by the powerful ram. The only thing missing for all the competitive and dynamic Aries out there is a double shot of espresso to kick-start the day.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Latte
Taurus are strong, dependable, and creative at heart. They enjoy relaxing in serene environments—like, say, a coffee shop—and tend to surround themselves with soft sounds and soothing aromas to wind down. We don’t know about you, but a slow-sippin’ latte sounds like it would fit in to the Taurus MO just fine.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Cappuccino
Gemini are represented by the twins Castor and Pollux, aka the Dioscuri—a fitting double symbol given how multi-tasking they are. Their signature characteristics? Expressive, enthusiastic, versatile and, above all, social—which is why an Italian cappuccino enjoyed over good company and boisterous conversation is the way to go for the celestial twins.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Turkish Coffee
Don’t try and pull one over on a Cancer—they’re imaginative and highly intuitive, with psychic abilities that allow them to easily pick up on the energies of a room. What’s more, they’re represented by the crab, an animal that exists between the sea and the shore just as a Cancer exists between the emotional and material realm. So why Turkish coffee? Legend has it that the grounds which settle at the bottom of the cup can be used to tell your fortune.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Affogato
Leo is a spirited, fiery sign that boasts an outgoing, self-assured demeanor as dramatic and bold as affogato, an Italian, coffee-based dessert that comes together with a scoop of vanilla gelato drowned with a shot of hot espresso. Talk about a theatrical pick-me-up for these attention-loving lions.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Cold Brew
With a deep presence in the practical, material world, Virgos are aptly represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture. They’re logical and always systematic in every decision they make—often perfectionists, even—which is why cold brew is the only suitable choice. After all, what’s more practical than a homemade brew made in bulk and stored in the fridge for caffeine pick-me-up any time of day?
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Frappé
Balance and harmony is the name of the game for Libras, who are represented by the only inanimate object of the zodiac: the scale. In the spirit of symmetry and equilibrium, Libras swoon over a good frappé, a Greek iced coffee drink made with the perfect ratio of brewed coffee, milk, simple syrup, vanilla ice cream, and ice.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Café De Olla
Scorpio is a sign of passion and power which is why, although it’s a water sign, it’s often mistaken as a fire sign. Passion (with a dose of stubborness), bravery, and determination are the characteristics that shine for Scorpios, and it’s not difficult to spot the brewings of a revolutionary spirit in them. For this very reason, the Café De Olla is spot-on, as it originated during the Mexican revolution as an energy booster for soldiers. But that’s not all. Due to the political turmoil that was transpiring at the drink’s inception, cafés soon became social hubs to read newspapers and discuss political conspiracies, ultimately birthing the first conceptions of independence.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Iced Coffee
Sagittarius are supremely intellectual at heart and always seem to be in pursuit of new academic and spiritual adventures. They love to travel and prefer the freedom of the outdoors over being cooped up inside any day. To fuel such wandering, extroverted spirits, a Sagittarius should reach for a refreshing cup of iced coffee to go.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Black Coffee
Capricorns are known to be fiercely independent and disciplined, and they definitely don’t mess around. Because their personality tends to skew on the serious side, a cup of no-fuss, no-frills black coffee seems fitting, no?
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Yuenyeung
Don’t let the “Aqua” in Aquarius fool you. This is actually the last air sign of the zodiac and the most humanitarian one of the group. They’re imaginative, refreshingly progressive, and not afraid to be different from the pack. To match their originality, there’s Yuenyeung, a part-coffee, part-tea beverage popular in Hong Kong that refuses to be anything but itself.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Cafe Mocha
Things get fishy with the last sign in the zodiac, represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. The symbol exists as a direct reflection of the affectionate, emotional, and empathetic tendencies of a Pisces, whose attention is constantly divided between fantasy and reality. To honor this duality, there’s the café mocha, which straddles the line between coffee and hot chocolate.