The Ultimate Coffee Quiz:

Posted by:strictlycoffee onMarch 19, 2013

The Ultimate Coffee Quiz:

So you know your coffee? Try your hand at our ultimate coffee quiz to see how much you really know, answers will be announced our Facebook page


1. The name cappuccino comes from:

a) The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks

b) The similarity in color to the fur of Capuchin monkeys

c) The Italian puccino, meaning “light brown one”

d) The size of the cup in which it’s commonly served

2. Espresso literally means:

a) Speed it up

b) To go

c) Forced out

d) Black and intense

3. Coffee was the first food to be:

a) Shipped from Europe to the New World

b) Freeze-dried

c) Used in Aztec religious ceremonies

d) Roasted and ground for drinking

4. 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by:

a) Africa

b) Columbia and Brazil

c) Turkey

d) Southeast Asia

5. Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $600 per pound) is:

a) Processed during a full moon

b) Brewed only with solid gold pots

c) Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat

d) Grown at a higher altitude

6. Coffee beans grow on:

a) A low, spreading vine

b) A bush

c) A tree

7. Most coffees are a blend:

a) Light and dark roasts

b) Caffeine and essential oils

c) Arabica and robusta beans

8. An ibrik is

a) A South-American tool for grinding coffee beans

b) The Turkish word for barista

c) A Middle Eastern coffee house

d) A long-handled copper pot for making Turkish coffee

d) African and South American beans

d) The roots of a coffee plant

9. Arabica varieties such as Java and Mocha are named after:

a) The plantations where they’re grown

b) The coffee grower who developed that variety

c) Their predominant flavorings

d) Their ports of origin

10. Sixteenth-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of:

a) Its stimulating effects

b) The gambling that took place in coffeehouses

c) The black market that sprang up in the coffee trade

d) Sufi mystics who wanted coffee limited to spiritual ceremonies

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