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21 Coffee Trivia Questions Only a True Barista Would Know

Can you tell the difference between a latte, cappuccino and macchiato? If you know your way around an espresso bar and deliver picture-perfect latte art, you might be able to steam through this epic coffee quiz. 

Whether you like to drink it dark and plain or light, sweet, and milky, coffee is your life’s blood. It helps you survive the dreaded Monday morning doldrums and picks you up at midday when you can’t afford a nap. You don’t have to roast your own beans to master this coffee quiz, but you will need to know more than the average Joe. 

Be aware, knowing the difference between roasts will only get you so far. Prepare to show off as a brewmaster extraordinaire with complete command over your steam wand as you properly serve up these coffee trivia questions and answers.

Only true beaners should attempt these questions. If coffee isn’t your area of expertise, check out our pizza, beer, and fast food trivia. Of course, you could always attempt some general food trivia questions to see how you fare.

Which ingredient is not necessary for a mocha latte?

Espresso

Chocolate

Cinnamon

Steamed Milk

What does the term “cupping” refer to among coffee lovers?

Pouring French Roast Coffee Into A Small Demitasse

Pouring Coffee Into A Jigger Measure And Then Into A Cup

Inverting A Cup Over Coffee Beans To Keep Them Fresh

Method of Tasting Coffee

What country is the world’s largest producer of coffee, producing 35% of all coffee consumed?

The United States

Columbia

Brazil

Guatemala

What is an espresso macchiato?

Decaffeinated Espresso

Espresso With Milk Foam

Espresso With Macchiato Liqueur

Espresso With Whipped Cream

What is the ideal time range for an espresso shot to be brewed?

18-23 Seconds

7-12 Seconds

25-30 Seconds

11-16 Seconds

What type of plant does the coffee bean come from?

An Evergreen Tree

A Perennial

A Shrub

An Annual

Which company invented the frappuccino?

31 Flavors

Folgers

Starbucks

Chock Full Of Nuts

In what year was the first coffee tree grown in the first European greenhouse?

1875

1812

1715

1492

Which stimulant do chocolate and coffee have in common?

Adrenaline

Caffeine

Licorice

Sugar

What coffee beverage combines one part espresso with three parts steamed milk?

Cafe Italiano

Latte Macchiato

Cafe Au Lait

Cafe Latte

Which of the following coffee drinks has the most foam?

Latte

Cappuccino

Doppio Con Panna

Cafe Mocha

What percentage of the contents of a cup of black coffee is water?

75%

90%

95%

98%

What is the light-colored top layer on an espresso shot called?

Crema

Macchiato

Panna

Luce

Which coffee beans contain less caffeine and are of higher quality?

Columbian

Arabica

Espresso

Robusta

The average cup of coffee has how many milligrams of caffeine?

100 Milligrams

5 Milligrams

200 Milligrams

30 Milligrams

What is an espresso con panna?

Espresso With Whipped Cream

Espresso With Warm Milk

Espresso With Sugar

Espresso With Foam

What is the fruit of the coffee plant called?

The Coffee Cherry

The Fruit

The Seed

The Coffee Bean

The Yemeni port used to ship coffee in the 15th century gave its name to what chocolatey drink?

Cappuccino

Cafe Latte

Mocha

Frappuccino

What country became the leading coffee supplier in the mid-19th century?

Turkey

India

Brazil

Spain

What strong coffee is named after a district in the state of Hawaii?

Hana

Hula

Kona

Hilo

Which is the darkest roast of coffee?

American

Italian

French

Espresso

If you were buying coffee grounds for a Turkish press, what would you buy?

Coffee Ground For A Basket Filter

Coffee For An Espresso Machine

Very Coarsely Ground Coffee

Very Finely Ground Coffee

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