How Much Do You Know About Coffee?


You might love coffee, but how much do you actually know about it? Have a go at our coffee quiz to find out. Whether you get every question right or need to brush up on your knowledge of all things bean and brew, everyone can enjoy a better coffee experience with the AeroPress UK!


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Q: How did the word ‘cappuccino’ originate?

A: Cappuccino gets its name from the Capuchin friars, who wore robes of a similar colour to the drink.


Q: How many cups of coffee are drunk each day around the world?

A: 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk each day globally.


Q: Adding milk to a cup of coffee:

  • keeps it warmer for longer

A: Adding milk to coffee actually helps it to retain heat longer. This is because hot things lose heat quickly, so cooling the coffee a little with milk keeps it warmer for longer than it would be without milk!


Q: People pay $600 for coffee beans that have been:

  • eaten and excreted by an animal

A: Kopi Luwak is made from coffee beans that have been eaten and excreted by the civet. It is one of the most expensive types of coffee in the world.


Q: How long does a coffee tree take to reach maturity?

A: It takes four to five years for a coffee tree to reach maturity.


Q: Out of the two most common types of coffee, which has more caffeine?

A: Robusta. It has around twice as much caffeine as Arabica.


Q: What percentage of coffee consumed is instant coffee?

A: Around the world, 34% of coffee consumed is instant. However, in the UK, 77% of our coffee consumption is instant coffee, compared to only 1% in Italy and 7% in the USA.


Q: Which European country consumes the most coffee per capita?

A: Finland consumes the most coffee, with 10kg worth of coffee per person drunk each year.


Q: How much caffeine is considered a lethal dose?

A: 10 grams of caffeine is considered lethal to humans. You’re probably safe, though, as you’d need to drink about 100 cups of coffee quite quickly to reach such a dose.


Q: How much coffee will a coffee tree produce annually?

A: A typical coffee plant will produce around 1 pound of coffee each year.


Q: Which country grows the most coffee in the world?

A: Brazil produces the most coffee, providing around 40% of the world’s coffee.


Q: A 'peaberry’ from the coffee plant will have ______ inside?

A: one single bean will be found inside a ‘peaberry’. Normally, a coffee cherry will hold two beans. With two beans in a cherry, there is less room for the beans to grow, meaning that they will each have one flat side where they have pressed against each other. As the peaberry only has one bean within, it is much rounder than a typical coffee bean!


Q: What is the name of a coffee made from espresso topped with drip coffee?

A: Red Eye.


Q: Which country is coffee said to have originated from?

A: Coffee is believed to have been discovered in Ethiopia by shepherds when their goats ate the cherries and became energetic.


Q: What temperature roasts a dark roast coffee?

A: A dark roast coffee will be produced when beans are roasted to 240-250 degrees Celsius.


Q: How many coffee farmers are there around the world?

A: There are 25 million coffee farmers around the world.


Q: True or False: Decaf has no caffeine

A: False – almost all decaf will actually contain some caffeine.


Q: Which roast has the most caffeine?

A: Light roast has the most caffeine.


Q: How much more coffee do New Yorkers drink on average compared to other US cities?

A: New Yorkers have been found to drink 7 times more coffee than those from other American cities.

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