Quiz about The Perky Occupation of the Barista
Quiz about The Perky Occupation of the Barista

The Perky Occupation of the Barista Quiz


I tried eking out a living as a barista. The pay wasn't great by there were plenty of perks. It was at this time that I learned how difficult this job truly was and how long it took to master the skill.

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362,762
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. From which country, known for its love of coffee, does the term "barista" originate? Hint

Italy
England
China
Botswana

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2. If you wanted to go to school to become a barista, which of the following is a real place you could enroll at? Hint

London Latte Learning Center
Estonia Espresso University
Texas Coffee School
Cappucino College of Canada

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3. What is the name of this type of coffee maker, popular in both Europe and Latin America? Hint

Moka pot
Coda pot
Pica pot
Dora pot

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4. What is the name of this piece of equipment, which is often used when engaging in a practice known as coffee cupping? Hint

Spittoon
Vase
Urn
Ewer

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5. What is the term for the art of making designs on the top of a cup of steamed milk and espresso? Hint

Mocha art
Tip art
Swirl art
Latte art

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6. Any quality barista could tell you that the glass in this picture is designed for which of the following types of coffee? Hint

Espresso
Irish coffee
Ionian coffee
Qishr

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7. Most baristas could tell you that Ca phe da is the traditional coffee drink of which of the following countries, as well as make you one? Hint

Vietnam
Romania
Mexico
Tanzania

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8. Any high quality barista would be happy to tell you that The World Barista Championship originated in which of the following countries? Hint

Bhutan
Kenya
Norway
Panama

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9. A barista should be able to tell you that arabica, canephora, and liberica are all varieties of which of the following? Hint

Brewing methods
Coffee beans
Coffee cups
Roasting methods

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10. There are many types of cups and glasses a barista might use. What is the proper term for these porcelain cups which sit in small metal holders? Hint

Dentifrice
Demitasse
Dilettante
Diphthong


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. From which country, known for its love of coffee, does the term "barista" originate?

Answer: Italy

A barista is a specialist trained in the art of making espresso, as well as other coffee based drinks. The word comes from Italian and is a term for a bartender who serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of all kinds. In English the word is used to denote someone who serves coffee drinks only. Being a quality barista takes time, training, and skill. Most training takes place using a commercial espresso machine, which can be notoriously difficult to use.
A skilled barista is trained in the many steps of making coffee drinks, from grinding the beans, to serving the finished product.
2. If you wanted to go to school to become a barista, which of the following is a real place you could enroll at?

Answer: Texas Coffee School

Considered one of the finest facilities in the U.S. for teaching the barista
skills, the Texas Coffee School is a top-of-the-line facility located in Dallas, Texas. There are other facilities where interested parties can take such classes, but usually this is an occupation that is learned on the job and takes a lot of practice to improve your skills. A true barista will treat every cup of coffee he/she makes as a work of liquid art.
3. What is the name of this type of coffee maker, popular in both Europe and Latin America?

Answer: Moka pot

The moka pot is a stovetop coffee maker that originated in Italy. It was designed for making an espresso-like coffee. It is a steam-based coffee-maker invented in 1933 by barista Alfonso Bialetti. When purchasing a moka pot, make sure to buy a quality stainless steel moka pot. Most baristas will not use an aluminum moka pot, even though they are cheaper, as any aluminum coffee make will leave a very distinct flavor in brewed coffee.

A moka pot makes coffee by passing hot water, which has been pressurized by steam, through the coffee grounds.
4. What is the name of this piece of equipment, which is often used when engaging in a practice known as coffee cupping?

Answer: Spittoon

A spittoon is often used when coffee cupping. This practice is very similar to wine tasting but the liquid involved in coffee instead. A spittoon is used for spitting the coffee out after tasting it, so that the after-flavors can develop in the mouth. Usually many small cups of coffee, all different are presented so that they can be judged against one another. Coffee cupping helps a barista fine-tune their palate, but as with all food and drink, taste is a matter of opinion.
5. What is the term for the art of making designs on the top of a cup of steamed milk and espresso?

Answer: Latte art

Latte art is one of the skills that is learned by most baristas. It involves making designs in the foam of a latte, which is a coffee drink made by pouring steamed milk into a hot cup of espresso. It is not as easy as a layman might think. Fresh milk must be used, the temperature of the steamed milk vs. the temperature of the espresso is important.

The quality of the espresso machine used is important as it controls the quality of the foam on the top of the latte. A quality barista can make a latte that looks too pretty to drink. Almost!
6. Any quality barista could tell you that the glass in this picture is designed for which of the following types of coffee?

Answer: Irish coffee

This kind of glass is used for Irish coffee, a delectable mix of coffee, whiskey, and sugar, all topped with cream. As with all drinks there are many variations, but these are the base ingredients in almost all recipes to be found. The cream floats on top of hot whiskey, coffee, sugar mixture as opposed to mixing in with the other ingredients.

The coffee mixture is drunk through the cream. Irish coffee is served in a clear glass with a handle, like this one, or in a clear goblet-style glass. There are claims that Irish coffee was invented to warm up cold American passengers that were departing from Ireland.
7. Most baristas could tell you that Ca phe da is the traditional coffee drink of which of the following countries, as well as make you one?

Answer: Vietnam

Vietnamese iced coffee is known as Ca phe da and is a tasty choice for those who like to indulge in iced coffee. The basic recipe involves very finely ground Vietnamese grown coffee. Each cup is brewed individually using a small metal French drip filter.

It is then poured into a glass containing sweetened condensed milk in a ratio of approx. two parts coffee to one part milk. This is mixed and then poured over cracked ice before serving.
8. Any high quality barista would be happy to tell you that The World Barista Championship originated in which of the following countries?

Answer: Norway

Known as WBC by coffee connoisseurs, The World Barista Championship is the premier barista competition. The competition involves serving 12 coffee beverages in 15 minutes. Four of these must be espresso, four must be cappuccino, and four signature drinks. No alcohol is allowed in these signature drinks but it gives the baristas room for creativity.

The competition originated in 2000 and has evolved into a world-wide contest that is now held in a different country every year. It is considered the ultimate recognition if you are a barista.
9. A barista should be able to tell you that arabica, canephora, and liberica are all varieties of which of the following?

Answer: Coffee beans

These are a few of the many types of coffee beans. They are also some of the most popular. Coffea arabica is often thought to be the first coffee species to be cultivated and has been grown for over a thousand years in parts of Ethiopia. Coffea canephora has twice the caffeine as Arabica, is usually more robust and is grown in many areas of the world. Liberica is thought to have originated in Liberia, but is now grown mostly in the Philippines, Java, and Indonesia.
10. There are many types of cups and glasses a barista might use. What is the proper term for these porcelain cups which sit in small metal holders?

Answer: Demitasse

Demitasse cups get their name from a French term which means 'half cup'. It is a reference to their diminutive size. Usually made of white porcelain with matching saucers, the cups are often seated in silver frames and may come with matching scalloped spoons.

Many coffee houses design their own unique demitasse cups, which are exclusive to their business and can sport any color or design desired by the owner or barista.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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