History & Geographic Origin Quiz - Due 9/16

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Geographic Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on History of Coffee and Geographic Origins chapters. OPEN BOOK. Must score 100%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kaldi is said to be the first person to discover coffee. What was his profession?
    • A. 

      Dutch explorer

    • B. 

      Brazilian military officer

    • C. 

      Ethiopian goat herder

    • D. 

      Ethiopian monk

  • 2. 
    How did Amsterdam become a global center of coffee trading, even though no coffee grows there?
    • A. 

      The Dutch were looking for alternatives to tulips in 1690, when there was a bumper crop and tulip prices crashed.

    • B. 

      A Venetian merchant brought coffees from Turkey to Amsterdam and established a base for trade relations.

    • C. 

      Dutch traders smuggled a coffee plant from the Arab port of Mocha then began cultivating it in their tropical colonies.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 3. 
    Semi-washed coffee at Starbucks is most likely to come from which growing region?
    • A. 

      Asia-Pacific

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Latin America

    • D. 

      Pacific Northwest

  • 4. 
    The "Coffee Belt" is 
    • A. 

      The sash that coffee farmers wear to hold their baskets as they harvest coffee cherries

    • B. 

      The region where coffee is typically semi-washed vs. washed

    • C. 

      The region where coffee trees grow - between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

  • 5. 
    True or False: Starbucks only buys coffee beans grown at very high elevations because that is where the harder, denser robusta coffees are found.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False