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Coffee quiz - the answers

Thank you for taking our Coffee quiz. If you would like to see the answers and find out more interesting stats and facts around the history of Coffee then look below.  Not taken the quiz yet? Click here to try.

Questions 1 & 2

Question 1.

What colour is a ripe coffee cherry when it is harvested?

  • Answer: B - Red

The cherries that coffee trees produce are found in clusters along the branches. The skin is thick and bitter but once you get to the fruit beneath that it is sweet and has the texture of a grape.

Question 2.

Approximately how many coffee beans does it take to make a double shot of coffee?

  • Answer: D - 100

Did you know that there are approximately 4000 coffee beans per pound of coffee?

Questions 3 & 4

Question 3.

What is the correct name for the process used for putting air into the milk when making your coffee drink?

  • Answer: B - Steaming

This is an essential step when making latte art. It is recommended to stop the process once the milk has reached 140°F–180°F, though some baristas can tell the temperature just by listening to the rising pitch of the steaming.

Question 4.

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

  • Answer: C - Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat

An cup of Kopi Luwak coffee can cost up to 20 times more than the price of a normal cup of coffee!

Questions 5 & 6

Question 5.

What is a black coffee generally called?

  • Answer: C - Americano

The Italians often call this type of coffee a Caffè Americano.

Question 6.

Which is the only American state which grows coffee?

  • Answer: D - Hawaii

Don Francisco de Paula Marin brought coffee to Hawaii in 1817 but his trees did not grow as planned. It was only in 1825 when coffee growth was successful, when Chief Boki brought plants from Brazil.

Questions 7 & 8

Question 7.

Who discovered coffee and when?

  • Answer: C - Goat herder in the 1500s

Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world each year.

Question 8.

Which country grows the most coffee in the world?

  • Answer: C - Brazil

Finland consume 9.6kg of coffee per person on average in a single year.

Questions 9 & 10

Question 9.

Where does the name cappuccino come from?

  • Answer: A - The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks

Cappuccino is the UK's second favourite coffee behind latte.

Question 10.

What does Espresso literally mean?

  • Answer: C - Forced out

In 2017 there were more than 22,700 branded coffee shops in Europe and that number keeps on growing.

Barista Training Course

After taking our coffee quiz why not increase your knowledge even further with our online Barista Training course. For just £15 you will gain deeper insights into the origins of coffee and the process involved in coffee production. Made for those looking for a career as a full or part-time Barista or those working in restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and wanting to impress friends and family with your coffee knowledge and skills.


Coffee FAQs

Check out our top frequently asked questions about coffee to discover some new facts and knowledge about one of the UK's favourite hot drinks.

Can black coffee help you lose weight?

Numerous scientific studies have shown that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate and promote the release of fatty acids from fat tissue.

How is coffee bad for you?

Some research shows that high consumption of unfiltered coffee (boiled or espresso) has been associated with mild elevations in cholesterol levels – in some instances at least. But other studies have shown that the benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh the risks.

Is coffee good for the body?

Studies have shown the following benefits from drinking coffee;

  • Coffee can help lower risk of death
  • Coffee helps to reduce risk of a stroke
  • Coffee can help to reduce the risk of cancers
  • Coffee can brighten your mood and potentially help to fight depression
  • Coffee can lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease 

Are there any benefits to drinking coffee?

Coffee can increase energy levels, helping people feel less tired. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, which causes a stimulant effect. Coffee is also believed to be good for liver health, and improve moods and various aspects of brain function.

What does caffeine do to your skin?

Coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. It’s thought that the caffeine in coffee is the key to cellulite reduction by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow. In turn, this may help decrease the appearance of cellulite.

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