Cup of tea or cup of coffee? Sometimes one is more appropriate than the other.
Perhaps in the morning all you can think about is a steaming espresso to kick start your day.
And maybe in the evening when you get home from work, the only thing that can help ease the stresses of the day is a big mug of Earl Grey.
But it's not just the taste that dictates which hot beverage you go for. It also depends on the situation.
For example, if you're having a natter with your mum, would you be more likely to go for tea over coffee? And if you're lunching with work colleagues, would coffee be the beverage of choice?
According to a new survey by Nespresso, three fifths of us reckon coffee is the drink to be seen with when we're out with friends, and almost half of us think it has a higher social status than tea.
Indeed, coffee has become something of a sophisticated product in recent years. Forget instant granules, today we're sipping lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and americanos, and not just in Starbucks.
Now we're making our own coffee house brews at home, with half of us claiming to put more effort into making a good cup of coffee than we do into preparing a cup of tea, whether it involves grinding our own beans or keeping our coffee at the optimum temperature with a cafetiere cosy.
Charles Spence, professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford said: "The explosion of coffee culture both at home and on the high street mirrors the change in our wine drinking habits from Lambrusco and Chablis through to today's very sophisticated wine market.
"As a result, shown through the research, the coffee drinker now expects more from their cup of coffee."