In China, coffee valve many friends always ask about my job, they always hold an idea that I work at upper-class because my working environment is full of coffee. They think coffee is a symbol of upper-class, and I must have an ideal lifestyle.
What do you think? Do you also think that coffee is the symbol of upper-class?
Before answering this question, you should think upon two things: first of all, what is upper-class? It is true that people in upper-class are wealthy and their lives are full of luxuries. Do you think they live in a big and beautiful house, so they drink coffee every day? Second of all, can coffee be the symbol of upper-class?
To some people, the rich is the symbol of upper-class. They consider that people in upper-class have infinite money to enjoy their lives. On their subconsciousness, western society is the upper-class, western cultures are more distinguished than eastern cultures, so they feel that anything from western cultures is better than ours, including coffee. Because coffee is the representative of upper-class for them, also the most popular drink in the world, drinking coffee becomes the lifestyle of most people, so coffee is also the symbol of fashion and free life. In fact, those people pursue foreign cultures too much. They think anything related to western cultures are better, include languages, and even a cup of coffee, this is their inertial thinking.
Acutally I have no idea of the definition of upper-class, only money and luxuries? Maybe this is not correct answer. I always drink coffee but I am one of members of upper-class, so I don't agree coffee is the symbol of upper-class.
For me, coffee is a kind of beverage imported from western countries, it loads with western cultures. I love drinking coffee because of its original taste but not because it comes from western countries. When I drink coffee, I try learning and knowing more about coffee cultures. So, for me, coffee is just a kind of common beverage, it is not the symbol of upper-class.