Welcome, coffee enthusiasts and curious minds! ☕️ The story of coffee isn’t just about a morning ritual or a pick-me-up drink; it’s a tapestry woven with fascinating tales, surprising facts, and the rich history of global cultures. In this quiz, we’ve brewed a concoction of questions that span the origins, nuances, and the sheer diversity of coffee. Whether you’re a seasoned barista or someone who just enjoys a good cup of joe, this quiz promises a flavorful journey. So, grab your favorite mug, maybe pour yourself a fresh cup, and let’s embark on this aromatic journey of coffee trivia!
1. Which country is traditionally known as the birthplace of coffee?
2. What popular Italian coffee beverage translates to “pressed out”?
3. Which animal is associated with an expensive coffee made from beans it has ingested and then excreted?
4. In which century did coffee first reach Europe?
5. Which coffee preparation method involves forcing hot water under pressure through finely-ground coffee?
6. What is the name of the Hawaiian region known for its unique coffee flavor profiles?
7. What is the term for the study and art of brewing coffee?
8. Which coffee variety is known for its resistance to disease but has a more bitter taste?
9. What is the most expensive coffee in the world, obtained from elephant dung?
10. Which coffee roast is light and has a toasted grain taste with pronounced acidity?
11. Which method of brewing coffee is known for producing clear and smooth coffee by allowing water to pass through coffee grounds with the use of gravity?
12. What is the term for the frothy layer on top of an espresso?
13. Which desert people are known for adding spices and herbs, sometimes even clarifying butter, to their coffee?
14. Which machine is used by professional baristas to extract flavor in a controlled manner from ground coffee?
15. Which country is the largest producer of coffee in the world?
16. What are the seedlings of coffee cherries known as?
17. In what decade did specialty coffee shops start gaining massive popularity in the United States?
18. What is the term for the aroma-rich volatile flavor compounds released from coffee beans after being ground?
19. How many main species of coffee beans are there?
20. Which specialty coffee is made by adding a shot of espresso to a cup of hot water?
21. What’s the term for the fear of running out of coffee?
22. In which European city did the first coffee house open in 1645?
23. Which South American country’s coffee is known for its deep richness, with chocolatey and nutty notes?
24. What is the term for a coffee tasting professional?
25. Which process involves soaking coffee beans in water to remove caffeine?
26. What’s the name of a small, strong coffee drink that’s similar to espresso but uses more water?
27. Which drink is made by topping an espresso with steamed milk?
28. Which country’s inhabitants consume the most coffee per capita?
29. Which African country is known for its fruity, wine-like coffee flavors?
30. What’s the name of the Turkish tradition of telling one’s fortune from the coffee grounds left in a cup?
31. In coffee tasting, what term is used to describe a coffee’s “cleanliness” in taste?
32. Which coffee brewing method requires steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period?
33. Which Mocha coffee originates from Yemen and not the chocolate-flavored coffee beverage?
34. What is the thin, shell-like layer covering a coffee bean?
35. The Blue Mountain coffee is a premium variety from which country?
36. What’s the term for the fleeting taste sensation at the beginning of a sip of coffee?
37. Which coffee drink combines equal parts of espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam?
38. What common kitchen spice is typically used in Swedish egg coffee?
39. Which coffee preparation technique involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a circular motion?
40. What is the world record for the largest cup of coffee ever brewed?
41. In which century did the Ottoman Turks introduce coffee to Constantinople?
42. Kopi Luwak, the civet coffee, primarily comes from which country?
43. Which chemical compound in coffee is primarily responsible for its stimulating effect?
44. What is the term for a double shot of espresso?
45. In which city did the first coffee house named “The Angel” appear in 1652?
46. What is the Italian term for a coffee made with more water and is milder than espresso?
47. Which specialty coffee is made by adding a shot of espresso to a cup of hot milk?
48. Which acid found in coffee can give it a bright, sparkling note?
49. The Sidamo coffee originates from which African country?
50. What popular coffee-based cocktail combines coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream?
51. Which European monarch banned coffee houses in 1675 fearing they were hotbeds for political revolution?
52. What South American country is known for its Tres Rios coffee, often compared to a good Burgundy wine?
53. Which coffee roast results in shiny, dark beans with an oily surface?
54. Which method uses two chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum produce the coffee?
55. What fruity term is used to describe a common off-flavor in coffee, resembling the smell of a fermenting fruit?
56. Which type of coffee involves using sugar to create a foam in the brewing pot?
57. What’s the name of the Japanese method that drips cold water over coffee grounds, requiring several hours to brew?
58. What is the process of briefly soaking coffee beans in hot water before brewing called?
59. What name is given to the undesirable bitter compounds that can be extracted from coffee grounds?
60. Which Middle Eastern country is known for a traditional coffee flavored with cardamom?
61. Which island nation south of India has a coffee named after it, formerly known as “Ceylon”?
62. What popular coffee dessert involves a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over it?
63. In coffee jargon, what is a “shot in the dark”?
64. What Scandinavian country has a tradition of “kaffeost”, where cubes of cheese are placed in the bottom of a coffee cup and then brewed coffee is poured over them?
65. In the context of coffee tasting, what does the term “body” refer to?
66. What naturally occurring compound in coffee can help improve athletic performance when consumed before exercise?
67. Which U.S. state has its own commercial coffee-growing region?
68. What popular Vietnamese coffee preparation uses sweetened condensed milk?
69. What type of espresso has no water added to the final drink, resulting in a very concentrated flavor?
70. In coffee terminology, what does “single origin” mean?
71. Which Mexican coffee is laced with citrus flavors and traditionally served with cinnamon?
72. Who is credited with popularizing the drip coffee brewing method in Europe after witnessing it during a visit to North Africa?
73. Which coffee brewing method involves forcing water through coffee grounds using steam pressure?
74. What is the term used for an espresso shot that is extracted longer than the standard pull?
75. Which drink is made by combining espresso with chocolate syrup/sauce and steamed milk, and then topped with whipped cream?
76. Which country introduced coffee to the Americas in the early 18th century?
77. Which coffee roast has a flavor profile that balances both the natural flavors of the bean and the flavors developed during roasting?
78. What is the Italian term for a coffee drink that’s essentially a shot of water with a tiny bit of coffee?
79. Which African country is famed for its spicy, wine-flavored Sidamo coffee?
80. The “Catimor” coffee variety is a hybrid of which two coffee species?
Thank you for diving deep into the world of coffee with us! We hope you enjoyed every sip of knowledge. If you’re thirsting for more, make sure to explore other intriguing quizzes at Trivia Bliss, including quizzes about wine tasting and tea tasting. From history to pop culture, there’s a blend of trivia waiting just for you. Happy quizzing!