Did you know that your coffee preferences are written in the stars?
In this day of decorating with Feng Shui, connecting with your spiritual self, and living a healthier lifestyle, it's time to discover your own personal coffee preference. It's already written in the stars. It's your coffee sign. That's right, your sun and rising sign (or ascendant/personality sign), in combination with your moon placement help form your coffee preferences.
While the sun, ascendant and moon are significant, as well as the placement of all other planets in your personal horoscope, we've put together a list of coffees that go with each sun sign. Perhaps you won't identify with your sun's preference, but you might be attracted to the coffee written for your ascendant or rising sign or even the one described for your opposing sign. Remember opposites attract.
Here are some guidelines to get you started.
ARIES - March 21 - April 20.
Aries is the adventuresome sign. They're off on a Wilderness trek, a safari or hiking outdoors. Always on the go, Aries likes a full bodied coffee like those from Africa. A single origin from Kenya would be worth discovering to this sign.
TAURUS - April 21 - May 21.
These bullheaded people find a coffee and stick with it. Earthy Taurus enjoys a coffee that has been grown without herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizer, such as an organic from Guatemala.
GEMINI - May 22 - June 21
Whimsical Gemini is mercurial in nature and likes one coffee this week and another next. Their airy disposition influences a desire for a lighter to medium bodied coffee and for trying the latest on the menu. One of the world's new Papua New Guinea coffees will intrigue at least for a few days.
CANCER - June 22 - July 21
Sensitive moonchildren may choose a decaf because caffeine could make them bounce off the wall.
LEO - July 24 - August 23
Trendy Leo is the first to try and learn everything about popular espresso based drinks. Lions have espresso machines at home and are ferocious about perfecting their crema and frothing techniques.
VIRGO - July 24 - August 23
Pure, conservative Virgoans will stick with Colombian, the tried and true coffee that is traditional and dependable.
LIBRA - September 24 - October 23
Always striving for balance, Librans choose Mocha-Java, the world's oldest and most famous blend of l/2 Mocha and l/2 Java.
SCORPIO- October 24 - November 22
Dramatic Scorpions, known for their mysterious nature, hide their dark thoughts behind a cup of rich French Roast. Long periods of unbroken concentration on stressful projects require a large mug filled with strongly brewed java.
SAGITTARIUS - November 23 - December 21
You will find these adventuresome archers nestled among the brush of the Serengeti, peering through binoculars and sipping a cup of Tanzanian peaberry, while watching the Wildebeest migrate.
CAPRICORN - December 22 - January 20
Classy, upscale, traditional Capricorns enjoy experimenting with Estate coffees. These aristocratic Mountain Goats require the finest quality available.
AQUARIUS - January 21 - February 19
Unconventional, avant garde waterbearers prefer to experiment and create their own blends. They probably never drink the same coffee the same way more than once. Instead, they carefully mix, match, measure and taste until perfected.
Pisces - February 20 - March 20
When you see a Piscean drinking a cup of after dinner coffee, most likely it is laced with a liqueur. Pisceans enjoy tipping the cup with spirits. They like to try all the fancy dessert coffees on the menu.