The History Of Coffee

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The History Of Coffee - Quiz

Review quiz for The History of Coffee section of your Starbucks Coffee Master Journal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was coffee discovered?

    • A.

      Circa A.D. 800-900

    • B.

      BC 1000

    • C.

      Circa A.D. 1800-1900

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    A. Circa A.D. 800-900
    Explanation
    Coffee was discovered around the 9th century, between A.D. 800-900. This answer is supported by historical evidence that suggests coffee cultivation and consumption began in Ethiopia during this time period.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first to discover coffee berries?

    • A.

      Ottoman Turks

    • B.

      A monk

    • C.

      Kaldi, the Goat Herder

    • D.

      Louis XIV

    Correct Answer
    C. Kaldi, the Goat Herder
    Explanation
    Kaldi, the Goat Herder, is believed to be the first to discover coffee berries. According to the legend, Kaldi noticed that his goats became energetic and restless after eating the berries from a certain tree. He then tried the berries himself and experienced a similar stimulating effect. This discovery eventually led to the cultivation and popularity of coffee.

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  • 3. 

    Who discovered decaffeination and in what year?

    • A.

      George Washington, 1776

    • B.

      Two Germans - Ludwig Roselius and Karl Wimmer, 1900

    • C.

      Dr. Ernesto Illy, 1933

    • D.

      Melitta Bentz, 1908

    Correct Answer
    B. Two Germans - Ludwig Roselius and Karl Wimmer, 1900
    Explanation
    Ludwig Roselius and Karl Wimmer are credited with discovering decaffeination in 1900.

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  • 4. 

    Who developed the first Automatic Espresso Machine?

    • A.

      Melitta Bentza

    • B.

      Alfred Peet

    • C.

      Herman Melville

    • D.

      Dr. Ernesto Illy

    Correct Answer
    D. Dr. Ernesto Illy
    Explanation
    Dr. Ernesto Illy is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the developer of the first automatic espresso machine. Illy was an Italian coffee expert and entrepreneur who invented the machine in the 1930s. His invention revolutionized the coffee industry by allowing for a more efficient and convenient way of making espresso.

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  • 5. 

    What does the word cappuccino mean?

    • A.

      Paint the tongue

    • B.

      Little Hood

    • C.

      Neighborhood

    • D.

      Caffeine

    Correct Answer
    B. Little Hood
    Explanation
    The word "cappuccino" is derived from the Italian word "cappuccio," which means "hood." In Italian, "cappuccino" refers to a type of coffee that is traditionally served with a hood-like layer of frothed milk on top. Therefore, the correct answer "Little Hood" accurately represents the meaning of the word "cappuccino" in its original language.

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