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Updated on Jul 12, 2019. Posted on Jul 8, 2019

How Much Coffee Knowledge Do You Actually Have?

How well do you REALLY know your coffee?

  1. From which US city did Starbucks originate?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Seattle

    The first Starbucks store opened in 1971.

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  2. What is this brewing device called?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    French press

    French presses use a mesh plunger to push coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot.

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  3. According to an Ethiopian origin story, coffee beans were discovered after what animal became energetic after eating them?

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    Wrong! 

    Goats

    According to the legend, a goat herder discovered coffee beans after he noticed that his goats became super energetic after eating berries from a particular tree.

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  4. True or false: The world's most expensive coffee beans are harvested from poop.

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    Wrong! 

    True

    Kopi luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, and it is harvested from partially digested coffee cherries found in poop from an animal known as the civet.

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  5. What is an espresso?

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    A brewing method where water is forced through the coffee grounds.

    Contrary to popular belief, espresso is not a type of coffee bean, but it can be made from any bean.

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  6. Which ingredient is NOT found in a cappuccino?

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    A drink made with espresso and steamed milk.

    Whipped cream would probably go great with a cappuccino, but it's not a necessary ingredient.

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  7. What is a latte?

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    Wrong! 

    A drink made with espresso and steamed milk.

    Lattes have become a popular vessel for coffee art and designs.

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  8. What's the difference between a cappuccino and a latte?

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    Wrong! 

    Lattes contain less espresso and more milk.

    They may appear similar, but this handy chart really breaks down the difference.

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  9. True or false: The darker the coffee bean, the more caffeine it contains.

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    Wrong! 

    False

    Caffeine levels are actually quite stable during the roasting process. For a more caffeinated drink, you would simply add more scoops of coffee to your cup.

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  10. Which of these statements is true?

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    Wrong! 

    Light roast beans are more acidic than medium and dark roast beans.

    Light roast beans contain more moisture because they are roasted for a shorter period of time. Beans with more moisture are more acidic.

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  11. Where did the word "frappuccino" originate?

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    Wrong! 

    Massachusetts

    No, it wasn't invented by Starbucks. It was actually invented by a coffee shop in Massachusetts one summer.

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  12. What beverage is made by adding hot water to espresso?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Americano

    The more espresso you use, the stronger the taste will be.

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