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Did You Dream About an Espresso? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about an espresso? This is a complex dream symbol that can have a few possible interpretations.

Read on for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about an espresso.

Which interpretation makes the most sense for you?

What does an espresso mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about drinking an espresso often symbolizes the need for a quick boost or a sudden surge of energy in your waking life. But keep in mind that an espresso can be a somewhat nuanced dream-concept.

It may indicate that you're seeking a swift solution to a problem or a quick fix to a situation. On the other hand, dreaming about making an espresso suggests a desire for control and precision. It may reflect your meticulous nature and your need to manage every detail in your life. Both dreams can also indicate a craving for luxury or indulgence, as espresso is often associated with sophistication and high-end living.

An espresso can be a difficult dream symbol to to really give you a single answer for. To say with any kind of confidence, it's really necessary to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life story and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of drinking an espresso may represent a subconscious yearning for a jolt of insight or clarity, a Freudian "awakening" of sorts.

But an espresso can say quite a few things — It could denote a desire for an immediate resolution to a complex issue in your waking life. Conversely, dreaming of making an espresso might symbolize the process of psychoanalysis itself - the careful extraction of meaning from the raw beans of the unconscious. It suggests a meticulous and methodical approach to understanding one's inner world. Both scenarios could also hint at a latent aspiration for refinement and elegance, as espresso is often a symbol of cultured sophistication.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of drinking an espresso signifies a spiritual thirst for enlightenment and immediate clarity. It's a call from your higher self for a quick, concentrated dose of wisdom or insight. Conversely, dreaming of making an espresso symbolizes your active participation in the process of spiritual awakening. It's a reflection of your meticulous efforts in extracting the essence of your spiritual journey, akin to the careful preparation of a perfect espresso. Both scenarios also hint at a deeper longing for refinement and sophistication in your spiritual path, as espresso is often associated with a refined taste and cultured lifestyle.

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So whose analysis of the dream is best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for an espresso makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex landscape. Just about any concept from a dream can signify multiple things — or symbolize multiple activities in our conscious life.

Got a slightly different explanation on dreams about an espresso that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your personal interpretation to the comments below.

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