What Type of Dallas Coffee Drinker Are You?

For some people, getting a cup of coffee is more than just a part of a routine, but somewhere between inalienable right and religious experience. And as Dallas’ coffee culture grows from out of its obscure, humble begins into its own viable scene, a few neighborhoods have taken the charge of being go-to coffee destinations, each with their breed of regulars and preferred brewing methods. But which Dallas neighborhood best suits your coffee personality?

Central Track
Created By Central Track
On Oct 29, 2015

What’s your daily coffee intake like?

How do you take your coffee?

What’s your milk preference?

How sweet do you like your coffee?

How long are you willing to wait for your coffee?

How do you prefer your coffee to taste?

Hot or not?

Why are you even here?

What happens when the pumpkin spice flavoring has run out at your favorite shop?

The barista just let you know there’s a new espresso on the bar...

A new coffee shop has surfaced in the neighborhood with a sign for a TABC license. Your thoughts?

How about another round?

Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff Espresso and Topo Chico Mixer

Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff Espresso and Topo Chico Mixer

There’s nothing better to you than the subtly of espresso and a Topo Chico chaser. You enjoy the complex flavor notes of a well-pulled shot, and you don’t mind waiting a few extra minutes to get it. Coffee shop visits are a part of your daily schedule, so you’ve made time to sip slow and make note of the various changes in taste. You’re familiar with the baristas, and probably have a favorite as well. Favorite haunts may include Davis Street Espresso or The Wild Detectives.

Deep Ellum/Greenville Avenue Cappuccino/Cortado Sipper

Deep Ellum/Greenville Avenue Cappuccino/Cortado Sipper

You’ve probably used the phrase “milk ratio” at least once or twice, as the balance of coffee and milk is an important part of your drink selection. You also enjoy latte art, and may have ordered a drink or two just "for the 'gram." You’ve patronized either Murray Street Coffee, Mudsmith or Method Coffee for this reason.

Denton Cold Brew Aficionado

Denton Cold Brew Aficionado

Summer or winter -- it’s all the same to you, as you prefer your coffee iced regardless of the season. You enjoy the unique flavors that come from heatless brewing methods, and the fact that you’re less likely to be judged for adding a bit of cream and sugar. The college students of Denton would likely agree, as the drink is one of the most popular choices at places like West Oak Coffee, Seven Mile Cafe and the northern outpost of Cultivar.

Downtown/The Cedars Irish Coffee Fiend

Downtown/The Cedars Irish Coffee Fiend

You’re more of cocktail drinker than you are a coffee person, but if you can get your coffee with a splash of whiskey, you’re set. You’re not above asking the bartender if an establishment serves coffee for this reason, as you see caffeine as a preemptive measure for preventing a hangover. Coffee shops aren’t exactly your thing, but places like Proof + Pantry -- where you can get a traditional Irish coffee -- right up your alley.

East Dallas/Lake Highlands Drip Drinker

East Dallas/Lake Highlands Drip Drinker

Coffee is a part of your busy schedule -- so much so that a to-go cup is probably a semi-permanent fixture in your car’s cupholder. But, every once in awhile, you like to indulge in a hand-crafted cup of the latest Ethiopian varietal or try some of the new Central American bean your barista’s been raving about. You take your coffee black, sans a pack of sweetener here and there, and think this is the only way to live. You probably know the way to Cultivar by heart or just about every place to find a bag of Noble Coyote beans.

Uptown Pumpkin Spice Latte Lover

Uptown Pumpkin Spice Latte Lover

We could insert some stereotype about basic white girls and their love of PSLs, but it’s almost unnecessary. The fact is, people in this area tend to like their coffee with a little flavor, even beyond pumpkin spice season. While restaurants like Start offer the infamous flavor year 'round, options like the s’mores and creme brulee at Sip Stir Cafe, or the lavender, rose and magnolia at Magnolia Sous Le Pont make the trek over to the dark side just a bit sweeter.