Test Your Coffee I.Q.

By Amy Klinger

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In case you didn’t know, it’s National Trivia Day. Find out how much (or how little) you know about coffee with this 5-question trivia quiz.

1.        What is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee?

a)     Hawaii

b)     Florida

c)     Louisiana

d)     California

2.        The name cappuccino comes from:

a)     The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks

b)     The similitary in color to fur of Capuchin monkeys

c)     The Italian puccino, meaning ‘light brown one’

d)     The size of the cup in which it’s commonly served

 

3.        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

 

4.        40% of the world’s coffee is produced by

a)     Africa

b)     Turkey

c)     Columbia and Brazil

d)     Southeast Asia

 

5.        Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $600 per pound) 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

Answers:

1. Answer (a)

2. Answer (a)

3. Answer (b)

4. Answer (c)

5. Answer (c)

Question Source: The Amazing Quiz Challenge (Reader’s Digest Association)

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