How to get the conversation started on your coffee date

You know that both of you enjoy coffee since it was suggested and accepted to meet at a coffee shop. But, there is your coffee, there they are, and now no words come natural. Here are some coffee themed starters, then you will need to take it from there. 

Talk about your favorite coffee drinks. This is an obvious one, but it’s a great way to start the conversation flowing. What’s your go-to order? Do you like your coffee black or with milk and sugar? Do you like to add flavoring syrups? Once you get talking about coffee, you’ll be off and running.

Talk about your favorite cafes. Do you have a local spot that you love? What made you first start going there? Is it the coffee, the atmosphere, or the people? If you don’t have a favorite cafe, use this opportunity to explore different options with your date and find a new place to call your own. 

Talk about how you take your coffee. Black, light and sweet, iced, cold brew – there are so many ways to enjoy coffee. This question can lead to all sorts of interesting conversations about preferences, food and beverage choices, and so much more. 

Talk about what time of day you like to drink coffee. Are you a morning person or a night person? Do you like to drink coffee as soon as you wake up or do you need some time to fully wake up before enjoying a cup? This question can tell you a lot about someone’s daily routine and their general attitude towards mornings/nights.

Talk about what else you like to do when drinking coffee. Maybe you like to read, people watch, work on creative projects, or just relax and chat with friends. This question can give you an idea of what kind of activities your date enjoys and whether or not you have similar interests. 

Coffee dates are a great way to get to know someone new without feeling too overwhelmed or pressured. By asking thoughtful questions and being an active listener, you can learn a lot about your date in a short amount of time – and who knows, maybe even score yourself a second date in the process.