By Amy Klinger
More Coffee Trivia…
For those of you who like to think about coffee as much as drink it, here are a few trivia questions to test your knowledge of this much adored (and needed) beverage.
- Where did coffee originate?
(Answer a: Evidence suggests that the first coffee plants grew in the region of Kaffa in central Ethiopia.)
- What’s the origin of “Mocha” coffee:
a) Arabic word for chocolate
b) Yemeni Port City
c) Island off South America
(Answer b: Al-Mokha used to be a thriving port on the Red Sea Coast. It shipped a varietal of coffee native to Yemen and Ethiopia and lent its name to those beans.)
- Which will give you the biggest shot of caffeine?
a) Arabica beans
b) Robusta beans
c) Yerba mate tea
(Answer b: A six oz. cup of drip-brewed Robusta coffee will give you anything from 140-200 mg of caffeine, compared to around 100 in a cup of Arabica.)
- Which country comes SECOND to Brazil as the world’s largest coffee producer?
(Answer a: Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the mid-19th century. Robusta beans account for most of Vietnam’s coffee output – more than 3.1 billion pounds in 2011.)
- Who first told North America about coffee?
a) William Penn
b) John Smith
c) Christopher Columbus
(Answer b: Founder of the Colony of Virginia in 1607, Smith would certainly have encountered coffee on his Turkish travels, so he usually gets the credit.)
Question Source: National Public Radio