Coffee Masters — History Of Coffee

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  • 1. 

    Luigi Bezzera invented the first commercial “espresso” machine because he wanted…

    • A.

      To make better use of his collection of tiny porcelain cups

    • B.

      His workers to have shorter coffee breaks

    • C.

      To shorten wait times at his local coffee shop

    • D.

      To make his coffee stronger

    Correct Answer
    B. His workers to have shorter coffee breaks
    Explanation
    Luigi Bezzera invented the first commercial "espresso" machine because he wanted his workers to have shorter coffee breaks. This suggests that Bezzera wanted to increase the efficiency and productivity of his workers by reducing the time they spent on coffee breaks. By inventing the espresso machine, which brews coffee quickly, Bezzera could ensure that his workers could have their coffee in a shorter amount of time, allowing them to get back to work sooner.

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  • 2. 

    The birthplace of coffee is considered to be:

    • A.

      Mecca

    • B.

      1912 Pike Place

    • C.

      Yemen

    • D.

      Brazil

    • E.

      Ethiopia

    Correct Answer
    E. Ethiopia
    Explanation
    Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee due to its rich history and cultural connection to the beverage. Legend has it that a goat herder in Ethiopia discovered the energizing effects of coffee when he noticed his goats becoming more lively after eating coffee berries. This discovery eventually led to the cultivation and widespread consumption of coffee in Ethiopia. The country's unique climate and fertile soil also make it an ideal environment for growing coffee beans, further solidifying its status as the birthplace of coffee.

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  • 3. 

    According to legend—Kaldi the goat herder discovered coffee after

    • A.

      The Muslims had been using it to for centuries to ward off evil

    • B.

      His goats ate the beans and became quite active

    • C.

      He ate the beans mistaking them for cherries

    • D.

      The Dutch smuggled it out of Mocha

    Correct Answer
    B. His goats ate the beans and became quite active
    Explanation
    Kaldi the goat herder discovered coffee after his goats ate the beans and became quite active. This suggests that Kaldi observed the stimulating effects of the coffee beans on his goats, which led him to try the beans himself and discover their energizing properties.

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  • 4. 

    Alfred Pete is credited with bringing custom coffee roasting to North America 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Alfred Pete is credited with bringing custom coffee roasting to North America. This means that he is recognized for introducing the practice of roasting coffee beans according to individual preferences or specific requirements in North America. This suggests that before him, coffee roasting in North America was not customizable and people did not have the option to personalize their coffee roasts.

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  • 5. 

    Which name below is not one of the original founders of Starbucks 

    • A.

      Howard Schultz

    • B.

      Jerry Baldwin

    • C.

      Zev Seigl

    • D.

      Gordaon Bowker

    Correct Answer
    A. Howard Schultz
    Explanation
    Howard Schultz is not one of the original founders of Starbucks. The original founders of Starbucks are Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker. Howard Schultz joined Starbucks in 1982 as the Director of Retail Operations and later became the CEO, but he was not one of the original founders.

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  • 6. 

    The “Father of the Espresso” who believed the perfect shot of coffee should “paint the tongue” was:

    • A.

      Luigi Bezzera

    • B.

      Il Giornale

    • C.

      Satori Kato

    • D.

      Achille Gaggia

    • E.

      Ernesto Illy

    Correct Answer
    E. Ernesto Illy
    Explanation
    Ernesto Illy is known as the "Father of the Espresso" because he believed that the perfect shot of coffee should "paint the tongue." He was a prominent figure in the coffee industry and made significant contributions to the development of espresso machines and coffee technology. Illy's belief in the sensory experience of coffee and his dedication to quality and innovation have made him a respected figure in the world of coffee.

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  • 7. 

    The drink Arabian traders made a drink called Qahwa—which literally meant 

    • A.

      Drink of the gods

    • B.

      Drink of the dancing goats

    • C.

      That which prevents divorce

    • D.

      That which prevents sleep

    Correct Answer
    D. That which prevents sleep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "That which prevents sleep." This is because the word "Qahwa" in Arabic means coffee, and coffee is known for its stimulating effect due to the presence of caffeine. Therefore, the drink made by Arabian traders, Qahwa, was believed to prevent sleep.

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  • 8. 

    The thing that destroyed most of the coffee plantations in India, Ceylon and other part of Asia in 1869—was called: _______ (coincidentally—a century later a thing by the same name destroyed most of my father’s 1969 Buick).

    • A.

      Rust

    • B.

      A swarm of locust

    • C.

      A group of teenagers

    • D.

      a monsoon

    Correct Answer
    A. Rust
    Explanation
    Rust is the correct answer because it destroyed most of the coffee plantations in India, Ceylon, and other parts of Asia in 1869. It is also mentioned that a thing by the same name destroyed most of the person's father's 1969 Buick a century later, implying that rust has the ability to cause significant damage to metal objects over time.

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  • 9. 

    Which South American country was able to break the French/Dutch monopoly, and ultimately change coffee from a drink for the elite into a drink for everyday people:

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Colombia

    • C.

      Venezuela

    • D.

      Guatemala

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil was able to break the French/Dutch monopoly and ultimately change coffee from a drink for the elite into a drink for everyday people. Brazil became a major player in the coffee industry due to its favorable climate and vast land suitable for coffee cultivation. The country's coffee production increased significantly, leading to a decrease in prices and making coffee more accessible to the general population. Brazil's success in challenging the monopoly and democratizing coffee consumption contributed to its transformation into a popular everyday beverage.

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  • 10. 

    Melitta Bentz invented the first coffee filter. In her quest for the perfect cup she discovered what material made the perfect filter?

    • A.

      Paper towel

    • B.

      Her son’s gym sock

    • C.

      Her son’s blotting paper

    • D.

      Her son’s tracing paper

    Correct Answer
    C. Her son’s blotting paper
    Explanation
    Melitta Bentz discovered that her son's blotting paper made the perfect filter for coffee.

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