Ultimate Coffee Quiz

Take the ultimate coffee quiz and see if you know your beans from your onions!

Question #1: What is a latte?

A type of coffee made with espresso and hot steamed milk, milkier than a cappuccino.

Question #2: What does the term ‘dry’ refer to in coffee terms?

'Wet' and 'Dry' refer to the consistency of milk. Wet is smooth steamed milk with no bubbles (like a Latte) and 'Dry' is very bubbly like a cappuccino. The more froth, the dryer the drink.

Question #3: What are the two main types of coffee beans?

Seventy percent of coffee beans are Arabica. Although less popular, Robusta is slightly more bitter and has twice as much caffeine.

Question #4: Can you overdose on coffee?

You CAN overdose, however you would need to drink over 100 cups to consume the lethal dose of caffeine required

Question #5: Which country supplies the most coffee to the world?

The main suppliers of coffee in the world are Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam, with Brazil contributing around 30% of the total.

Question #6: How many beans does it take to make an espresso?

It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.

Question #7: Which is the only US state in which coffee is grown commercially?

Hawaii is the only US state in which coffee is grown commercially.

Question #8: What does ‘espresso’ mean?

The word 'espresso' originates from Italy and literally means 'pressed-out'. It refers to the method of brewing coffee. Using this method, coffee beans are roasted, then finely ground before having almost boiling water 'forced' through the ground coffee into a small cup. The result is a thick substance that has a 'crema' or 'creamy froth' on the top. Also referred to as a 'shot' of coffee.

Question #9: What is a Costa Coffee ‘Mocha latte’?

A mocha latte is a wet hot chocolate with a shot of espresso added. This is opposed to a regular hot chocolate that is made with dry milk and is frothy and contains no coffee.

Question #10: Are decaffeinated coffee beans 100% free of caffeine?

Decaffeinated drinks contain typically 1–2% of the original caffeine content, and sometimes as much as 20%. 

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