What your coffee preference reveals about you

Coffee has long been a staple of the workplace. Sitting down for a cup of coffee with colleagues and bosses has even been associated with pay raises and promotions.

The coffee break is, by and large, a 20th century invention and became more prevalent in the years after World War II. Now, it’s a booming business with a thousand different variations on the simple cup of coffee.

It also can be helpful. A 2010 study at MIT showed that employees who take coffee breaks together have an overall improvement in their productivity.

It turns out that our coffee preference also can reveal a lot about our personalities. The next time you grab a cup of Joe with a colleague, take note of how your colleague takes his or her java. You might learn something about your colleague’s personality.