The World of a Cup of Joe Quiz

Episode #55February. 10, 2016 31m 46s Download
In this episode: Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Eric and Joe give themselves an NPR coffee quiz to test their coffee culture knowledge base. Adn in review, the guys taste test Madcap’s Galeras coffee, freshly roasted for the show.

Highlights and Show Notes

Eric and Joe give themselves an NPR coffee quiz to test their coffee culture knowledge base. Adn in review, the guys taste test Madcap’s Galeras coffee, freshly roasted for the show.

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Show Notes & Links

Follow along in NPR’s coffee quiz:

1. Who drinks the most coffee?
A. Finland
B. Italy
C. Peru

2. Which of these is a macchiato?
A. One shot of espresso, a quarter of steamed milk, and milk foam on top
B. One shot of espresso, filled with hot water
C. One shot of espresso, one quarter of milk foam

3. Where did coffee originate?
A. Ethiopia
B. Brazil
C. Indonesia

4. Which of these is the coffee plant?
A. A branch of a tree is pictured with what looks like tear-shaped green leaves and plump tomato-shaped read berries on the stem
B. A branch of a tree is pictured with grape-shaped berries on the stem with some of them red and many other berries lime green in color
C. A branch of a tree is pictured with large, floppy green leaves and some suspicious-looking winter blue-colored berries hanging off of a group of stems

5. Which country comes SECOND to Brazil as the world’s largest coffee producer?
A. Vietnam
B. India
C. Columbia

6. Who first told North America about coffee?
A. William Penn
B. John Smith
C. Christopher Columbus

7. Which will give you the biggest shot of caffeine?
A. Arabica beans
B. Robusta beans
C. Yerba mate tea

8. Which of these machines would you NOT use to make coffee?
A. An hourglass-shaped glass with a wood collar tied together with a leather strap
B. What looks like a boiling beaker held at the neck by a metal arm atop of the counter, the bottom of the glass is round and the top is cylindrical
C. A glass beaker with a long-necked glass tube with metal and rubber coils (looks rather ugly)

[You’re just going to need to see the pics in the NPR site’s page!]

9. What’s the origin of “Mocha” coffee?
A. Arabic word for chocolate
B. Yemeni Port City
C. Island Off South America

10. Who brought coffee to Java?
A. Dutch East India Company
B. Marco Polo
C. Muslim traders

In review:
Our coffee tasting of Madcap’s Galeras medium roast

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