Amazing Coffee Facts

Ten Amazing Coffee Facts We Bet You Didn’t’ Know

Ten Amazing Coffee Facts We Bet You Didn’t’ Know
No, we’re not going to ask you the difference between a light roast and a dark roast. This is pivotally important trivia!

Look out for the answers below!


The name Cappuccino comes from:
a) The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks

b) The similarity in color 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

The word “Espresso” directly translates into:
a) Speed it up

b) “To-go”

c) Forced out

d) Black and intense

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

40% of the world’s coffee is produced by:
a) Africa

b) Columbia and Brazil

c) Turkey

d) Southeast Asia

Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to R 8 500.00 for half a kilogram) 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

Coffee beans grow on:
a) A low, spreading vine

b) A bush

c) A tree

d) The roots of a coffee plant

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

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

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 flavorings

d) Their ports of origin

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

 

Check your answers below!

coffee-quiz

  • The name cappuccino comes from: a) The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks
  • The word “Espresso” directly translates into: c) “Forced out”
  • Coffee was the first food to be: b) Freeze dried
  • 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by: b) Columbia and Brazil
  • Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to R 8 500.00 for half a kilogram) is: c) Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat: read more about “that kind” of coffee, here!
  • Coffee beans grow on: b) A bush
  • Most coffees are a blend of: c) Arabica and Robusta beans
  • An Ibrik is: d) A long-handled copper pot for making Turkish coffee
  • Arabica varieties such as Java and Mocha are named after: d) Their ports of origin
  • Sixteenth-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of: a) Its stimulating effects

 

 

Source Courtesy: Readers Digest http://www.rd.com/food/fun/10-weird-facts-about-coffee/

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