Coffee Trivia Answers

Christopher C.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Q: How many coffee beans does it take to create one pound of roasted coffee?

A: About 4,000

A single coffee bean weighs approximately 132 milligrams. For those who don’t like the metric system, that’s 0.0046738 ounces.

Q: How many cups of coffee are consumed each day in the United States?

A: 400 million

Places to go, people to see, coffees to drink. According to the National Coffee Association, the average coffee drinker consumes a little more than three cups a day.

Q: In the Olympics, an athlete will be banned if they have more than 12 micrograms of caffeine in their bloodstream. How many cups of coffee would it take to reach this limit?

A: Roughly 5 Cups

We wouldn’t say there’s any performance enhancement going on when you’ve got caffeine jitters and have to pee all the time.

Q: Which coffee roast contains the most caffeine?

A: Light

We bet you thought it was dark roast, huh? The longer you roast a coffee, the less density it has. The less density it has, the less caffeine it has. It’s science, baby.

Q: Which of these coffee myths is true?

A: 1/3 of US tap water is used for brewing coffee

Although we’re putting it to good use, the majority of US homes have hard water, which isn’t great for brewing coffee. To remedy this, we recommend filtering your water before boiling it.

Q: What does the term “Supremo” mean in reference to coffee?

A: It indicates a larger bean

Specifically a very large bean. Coffee bean grading varies from region to region. For example, Supremo in Colombia would be nearly the same size bean as AA in Africa or Superior in Mexico.

Q: A common anecdote about Johann van Beethoven says that he

A: Methodically counted out 60 coffee beans for his coffee

Don’t get us wrong, we’re obsessed with coffee, but even we think this is a bit much.

Q: Where did the Cappuccino get its name?

A: It was named after the robes of Capuchin monks

Cappuccino, meaning “little capuchin” or “little hood-wearer,” got its name from both the color and style of the hooded robes

While it could be said that cappuccino, meaning “ little hood-wearer” when translated from Latin through several other languages, was named after the hooded robes Capuchin monks wore, the name actually comes from the color of the robes. The deep red-brown helped Capuchin monks differentiate themselves from other religious orders.

Q: Which US city boasts the country’s most coffee drinkers (7 times more than any other)?

A: New York City

It’s not called The City That Never Sleeps for nothing. This number can be attributed to the high concentration of coffee shops in the city. As of last year, there were 3,890 coffee shops in New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Q: The first coffee filter was invented in 1908 by:

A: Melitta Bentz, a German entrepreneur

Made of school-grade blotting paper, Bentz’s filter produced a cup with significantly less oil and bitterness than the percolators of the early 1900s.

3 Comments

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    Claude

    That was cool and who knew this stuff!!

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    Kelly

    This was fun! I would take another quiz if offered!

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    Sandra Hudgins

    I’m not a coffee conasure!!

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