If you think you can ace a coffee quiz – test your knowledge and let’s find out! Test Your Knowledge with the Coffee Makers USA Coffee Quiz below!
The answers are at the bottom.
1. How many pounds of coffee (green beans) can be harvested from one tree in one year?
- 1 lb.
- 5 lbs.
- 10 lbs.
- 20 lbs.
2. If Brazil produces the most coffee in one year, which country produces the second most?
- Papau New Guinea
3. How much does the average person in Seattle spend on coffee every month?
4. Which one of the following facts about coffee and wine is not true?
- People in France drink more coffee than wine
- Wine has more flavor compounds than coffee
- Coffee has more antioxidants than wine
- Both might help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease
5. Before coffee caught on in the US in the 1700’s, this drink was the breakfast drink of choice.
6. Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $160 per pound). It is made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat. What is the country of origin for the 2nd most expensive coffee in recent years?
- Puerto Rico
- Hawaii (US)
7. If oil is the world’s most heavily traded commodity, what are the 2nd and 3rd most heavily traded commodities – in order?
- Steel, then Natural Gas
- Gold, then Steel
- Gold, then Coffee
- Coffee, then Natural Gas
8. Which country consumes the most coffee per capita?
9. Approximately how many cups of coffee must one consume for a lethal dose of caffeine?
10. Which US president drank the most coffee?
- Teddy Roosevelt
- Ronald Reagan
- Harry Truman
- Bill Clinton
Extra Hard Bonus Question Match the 4 countries below with the coffee classification applicable to coffee from their country.
|Papau New Guinea||C|
Answers (1) The average coffee tree only produces about 1 lb. of dried beans per year. (2) Vietnam produces the 2nd most coffee in the world at 1.98 billion lbs./year. Brazil produces about 5.61 billion lbs./year, and Colombia is third at 1.53 billion lbs./year. Vietnamese coffee is not often seen in coffee shops because most of it in Robusta instead of the preferred Arabica coffee. (3) Seattle citizens spend an average of $36/month on coffee. (4) All of the facts are true except for the second – coffee actually has more flavor compounds than wine. About 850 volatile aromatic compounds have been catalogued for coffee, including garden peas, butter, caramel, earth, potato, and cucumber. Only about 200 flavor compounds have been identified for wine. (5) Beer was the breakfast drink of choice in America before coffee was introduced. A normal breakfast would have been a cup of beer or alcoholic cider and a bowl of porridge or cornmeal. Coffee was not introduced until the nineteenth century. (6) Prices vary every year, but coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda in the Boquete region of Panama is generally considered to be the 2nd most expensive coffee in the world. It sells for up to $104/lb., and much of it is bought by the Japanese. (7) The last answer listed is correct. After crude oil, coffee is the most heavily traded commodity in the world, followed by natural gas and gold. (8) Finland consumes the most coffee per capita at 4.7 cups per day. Norway is second at 3.9 cups/day. For comparison, the U.S. is 25th at 1.6 cups/day. (9) The answer varies per person, but a lethal dose of caffeine for the average person would be contained in about 100 cups of coffee. (10) President Theodore Roosevelt drank about a gallon of coffee per day, making him the winner based on information available. (Bonus Question) PNG = Papau New Guinea = PNG; Kenya = C; Guatemala = SHB (Strictly Hard Bean); El Salvador = SHG (Strictly High Grown)
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All photos licensed by CC-BY-2.0. Quiz photo by Alberto G., Coffee Tree photo by Coffee Management, Coffee Menu photo by Kathleen Conklin, Breakfast Drinks Photo by Marko Kudjerski, Caffeine Photo by emdot, Coffee Sorting photo by DFID.