Is your coffee or tea preference linked to your genes?

A new study from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer is aiming to answer the long-standing debate about people’s tea or coffee preferences. The report revealed that the preferences may be linked to your genes. Genes are able to determine a person’s perception of bitterness which in turn can influence one’s preference over different types of drinks. For example, the bitterness present in the caffeine or the bitterness present in vegetables.

Over 400,000 participants took part in the study to determine how bitterness impacts a persons preference. The study revealed that those who taste bitterness in caffeine were more likely to drink coffee. Another fact revealed was that those who think brussels sprouts taste bitter and more likely to enjoy tea over coffee, and the same went for most vegetables, with those enjoying their healthy greens more likely to partake in a cup of tea.