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There's an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil
"...and other places as well. This quiz will focus on the history of one of the World's favourite hot drinks."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to legend, where was coffee first grown and harvested?
Which people are the first to be recorded as producing a beverage using coffee beans?
The first coffee shop was opened in Italy in the 15th Century.
Around 1600, the drink arrived in the western world via Italian traders. Very shortly afterwards it arrived in America. Who is credited with introducing the beverage to the American continent?
The insurance company, Lloyd's of London, had its beginnings in a coffee house.
The title of this quiz is 'There's an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil'. It was also part of a record called 'The Coffee Song'. But where did the first coffee plants to reach Brazil come from?
Until the late 19th century, coffee was only produced by grinding roasted beans. Around 1901, or possibly as early as 1881, the first 'instant' coffee was produced. Who was the person responsible for this innovation?
In 1907, one country was recorded as producing 97% of the total world production of coffee. Which country was it?
What is the name of the world's most expensive coffee?
There are, basically, two types of coffee bean, Arabica and Robusta. One of them can grow at much higher altitudes than the other. Which of the two cannot grow, successfully, above approximately 700m above sea level?
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Compiled Jun 28 12