{shortcode-8a615bd7765824805437a2cdfd8ba4c7df103af8} While America runs on Dunkin’, Harvard runs on Peet’s. You are what you drink, and sometimes, overhearing someone’s Peet’s order tells you all that you need to know about them. Everyone has a go-to drink, and here’s what some of them say about you. Take this with a grain of salt, or sugar. ;)

Cold Brew Coffee

You have progressed past the need for sleep. Who needs sleep when you have a cold brew? You are unstoppable when the cold brew hits, and dare I say that even Math 55 is no match for you. You are getting that degree, no matter what! C’s get degrees, but only A’s get praise. You’re getting that homework done, even if it means studying at Lamont 24/7/365! That being said, if you really are a cold brew regular, you might be dead inside. In that case, please seek some help. You could also get a stronger cold brew, but in that case, you might need to seek some professional help for that self-destructive behavior.

Chai Latte

So you’re mentally stable? What’s that like? The polar opposite of your cold brew peers, you get this drink not for a caffeine fix but for its sweet, spicy taste and creamy texture. You are laid-back and chill and always down for a late-night Jefe’s run after the pset grind at MQC because you enjoy the little things in life. You recognize that life is about more than just scrambling to get assignments in on time. You happily take on the role of being the friend group’s personal therapist, when needed. You’re just as sweet as your drink!

Caramel Macchiato

You know that you can’t go wrong with a caramel macchiato because it tastes like a yummy dessert, and the iced edition looks cool and totally Instagram-worthy. You know just how to romanticize life, and you inspire all of us. You love your color-coded Google Calendar and elaborate Notion layouts and the feeling of checking things off your to-do list. You choose quality over quantity in friendship, and you enjoy going on adventures with your friends, whether it be renting the Harvard Outing Club cabin for a weekend or getting out of the Harvard bubble to visit Boston and blow some money at Newbury Street just to feel something. Good for you for living life to the fullest while getting your laundry done before the crowds on the weekends. Doing laundry at Harvard is survival of the fittest, and you’re definitely making the cut.


You are as wholesome as the iconic Dean Rakesh Khurana himself. You are calm and composed and always try to be nice to others, like a ray of sunshine. It’s very likely that you have your life together in the “in bed by 9 p.m. and up by 6 a.m.” way, and you purposefully enrolled in 9 a.m. classes five days a week. Maybe, you’re an international student staying strong against the major American coffee culture. Don’t let the accessibility of coffee anywhere and everywhere defeat you.

On the other hand, if you are as bitter as your unsweetened tea and always have to make it known that you hate coffee and constantly proclaim that it is unhealthy, then you are a disgrace to the wholesome tea drinkers out there. We don’t need that negative energy, Karen.

Any seasonal drink

You are a creature of habit, and you sure are dedicated. You eagerly wait all year for your time to indulge in a pumpkin spice, caramel apple, or sweet cinnamon drink, and it sure spruces up the otherwise bland routine of going to Sleep Gen Ed lecture, going to IOP meetings, and working at The Harvard Shop. You are a child at heart and adore traditions that make you feel warm and fuzzy, so you might find yourself bringing out the Harvard spirit and going all out for the traditions of The Game, Housing Day, and getting up close and personal with the John Harvard statue. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and although you can sometimes be overzealous, your optimism rubs off on the rest of us. In other words, you embody Kirkland. Go big or go home, am I right?

The extensive lines that form at Peet’s at 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. (the worst times to go, don’t even think about it) make it clear that Harvard students really, really love Peet’s and look forward to securing their special drink. After all, more espresso = less depresso. I hope that your drink of choice gave you some insight into your soul, or at least your personality. If not, only taking Flyby quizzes can solve your existential crisis.