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Nov 16, 2016

You're Only Allowed To Drink Coffee If You Can Pass This Quiz

Are you smarter than a barista?

  1. 1. True or false: Black coffee is calorie-free.

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    According to the USDA, one cup of coffee has five calories.

  2. 2. What is the minimum amount of coffee that can literally kill you?

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    Caffeine in excess of five grams is considered a lethal dose.

  3. 3. What percentage of Americans drink coffee everyday?

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    According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), 59% of Americans have a cup of coffee every day.

  4. 4. And what's the average amount of coffee Americans drink every day?

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    According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), Americans drink an average of 1.85 cups per day.

  5. 5. According to recent studies, drinking 3–5 cups of coffee per day is associated with what:

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    A 2014 study found that moderate coffee consumption is associated with a 10% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

  6. 6. Research has shown that low to moderate caffeine consumption can enhance _________.

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    Research has shown that caffeine can improve basic cognitive functions like attention, vigilance, and reaction time.

  7. 7. In what country is coffee said to have first been drunk?

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    The story goes that a herder fed coffee berries to his goats and they became so energetic they couldn't sleep. The herder told a local monk who started brewing a drink from the berries.

  8. 8. When coffee finally arrived in Europe in the 1600's, what did some suspicious people call it?

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    When coffee was brand new to suspicious Europeans, some called it the “bitter invention of Satan.”

  9. 9. How much caffeine does decaf coffee have?

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    A cup of decaffeinated coffee has 2-12mg of caffeine. (For reference, a cup of caffeinated coffee has 95–200 mg of caffeine.)

  10. 10. Drinking more than a cup or two of coffee causes dehydration.

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    Even though coffee is a mild diuretic, a 2014 study showed that drinking four cups of coffee per day did not result in dehydration.

  11. 11. Which roast has more caffeine?

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    Lighter roasted coffees have more caffeine. They are roasted for less time and as a result the beans are heavier and denser and contain more caffeine. So, when comparing the same volumes of light and dark roasts, lighter roasts have more caffeine.

  12. 12. And between espresso and brewed coffee, which has more caffeine?

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  13. 13. Can coffee sober you up?

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    Sadly coffee cannot help you sober up. Only time can make you undrunk!

  14. 14. What is the main way that drinking coffee makes you feel more awake?

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    Even though dopamine and serotonin are part of the brain's response to caffeine, the main reason coffee makes you feel more awake and alert is that caffeine binds to the brain's adenosine receptors. When adenosine is blocked, it can't do its job, which is to slow down neural activity and make you feel sleepy.

  15. 15. Which of the following statements about cold brew is inaccurate?

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    Iced coffee is usually just coffee over ice. If coffee is cold brewed, it means it was made by letting coffee grounds steep in water for 12-24 hours and then straining the liquid with cheese cloth (or something similar) to create a coffee concentrate that can be drunk hot or cold.

  16. 16. What brewing method is pictured here?

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    This is a Chemex, a manual, pour-over style brewing method invented in 1941.

  1. And finally, how do you take your coffee? (Your answer will not affect your score.)

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And finally, how do you take your coffee? (Your answer will not affect your score.)
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    I don't drink coffee.
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    Black.
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    Black with sugar.
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    Black with some kind of non-sugar sweetener.
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    With milk (or non-dairy milk) only.
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    With milk and sugar.
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    With milk and some other sweetener.
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    Light and sweet.
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    Any way I can get it tbh.