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Think You Know Coffee?

Think You Know Coffee?

You think you know about coffee? Quiz yourself and see how many of these coffee facts you can answer correctly, and we have listed all the answers below:

1.     The name cappuccino comes from:

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

B) The similarity in colour 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) Colombia 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 than any other bean


6. Coffee beans grow on:

A) A low, spreading vine

B) A bush

C) A tree

D) The roots of a coffee plant


7. Most coffees are a blend of:

A) Light and dark roasts

B) Caffeine and essential oils

C) Arabica and robusta beans

D) African and South American 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


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 flavourings

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



  1. (A) The word comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks. If you can guess these coffee facts, you’re probably big coffee drinks. Well, good news!
  2. (C) In Italian, the word espresso literally means “when something is forced out.”
  3. (B) Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried
  4. (B) Colombia and Brazil.
  5. (C) Yes, it’s the beans excreted by a Sumatran wild cat!
  6. (B) Coffee beans grow on a bush.
  7. (C) Arabica and robusta beans are the most common.
  8. (D) This Turkish pot makes quite the cup of joe.
  9. (D) These beans are named after their ports of origin.
  10. (A) It was banned for its unusual stimulating effects.

I hope you have answered some of the questions correctly, if not, now you know the answers now.

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