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Quiz About Coffee


  1. Which Italian term is used for a skilled, experienced espresso bar operator?
  2. Which South American country is by far the world's largest producer of coffee?
  3. Which port city on the coast of Yemen is famous for being the major marketplace for coffee from the 15th to the early 18th century?
  4. What's the name of the Spanish coffee very similar to a macchiato, which gets its name from the theory that the milk cuts the espresso?
  5. Starbucks coffeehouse chain gets its name from the chief mate in which famous book?

  6. Which company was founded in 1923 by a co-operative of retired African coffee growers?
  7. Which is the most popular brand of instant coffee in the UK, with an estimated 12 million users in 2019?
  8. What name is given to an espresso pulled short, containing less water, for a more concentrated drink?
  9. What drink did George Howell invent as a version of the cappuccino granita, an Italian frozen dessert?
  10. What term is used for the smell that is released from freshly ground coffee and from freshly brewed coffee?
  11. Which strong coffee is made by adding a dash of hot milk to a shot of espresso? The name is derived from the Italian word meaning spotted or stained.
  12. What beverage is made by adding hot water to espresso?
  13. What do you add to turn an espresso into an espresso con panna?
  14. Which Dutch brand of coffee was founded in Joure, Netherlands, in 1753?
  15. What is the name given to a drink consisting of black coffee, whiskey and sugar, topped with whipped cream?
  16. What name is given to a latte made with more foam than steamed milk, often with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon on top?
  17. Which American brand of coffee has the slogan: "Good to the last drop"?
  18. Which Asian country was the second largest coffee producer in the world in 2019? It accounted for roughly 20 percent of the world coffee production.
  19. Name the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world, and the largest in the UK?
  20. What starting with the letter 'd' is a double espresso?
  21. Which coffee product shows a drawing of a Gordon Highlander and a Sikh soldier on its bottle label?
  22. Which family company and coffee merchants based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, is a well known UK coffee brand?

Trivia Answers:

  1. Barista
  2. Brazil
  3. Mocha
  4. Cortado
  5. Moby-Dick
  6. Kenco (originally known as the Kenya Coffee Company)
  7. Nescafe
  8. Ristretto
  9. Frappuccino
  10. Aroma
  11. Macchiato
  12. Americano
  13. Whipped cream
  14. Douwe Egberts

  15. Irish coffee
  16. Cappuccino
  17. Maxwell House
  18. Vietnam
  19. Costa Coffee
  20. Doppio
  21. Camp
  22. Taylors