Ultimate Coffee Quiz

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


Well done! You know your beans!

Oh well, go order a cappuccino and stare at the bubbles for a bit longer…

#1 What is a latte?

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

#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.

#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.

#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

#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.

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



It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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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