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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Coffee Day Trivia

It’s National Coffee Day. Can you answer these questions, posed by Illy Coffee?

Q. In which country was coffee discovered?
a. Ethiopia
b. Yemen
c. Arabia

A. Ethiopia. Read the History Of Coffee.

Q. True or False: Ounce per ounce, espresso contains more caffeine than brewed coffee.
a. True
b. False

A. False! Brewed coffee contains more caffeine. Learn all about espresso in our Espresso Glossary.

Q. Is espresso a bean or a roast?
a. Bean
b. Roast
c. Neither

A. Neither. It is a coffee preparation method.


Photo by Flavio Takemoto | SXC.

Q. What color are coffee beans before roasting?
a. Tan
b. Green
c. Red

A. Green. See a photo of the coffee cherries on the tree, alongside green coffee beans and roasted coffee beans.

Q. Which country is the world’s largest coffee producer?
a. Brazil
b. Colombia
c. Indonesia

A. Brazil. It produces 22.5 million 132-pound bags annually, which is one-third of the world’s coffee. Columbia, which grows about 10% of the world’s coffee, is second with 10.5 million bags. They are followed by Indonesia (6.7 million bags) and Vietnam (5.8 million bags). Learn more about coffee in our Coffee Glossary.

Happy National Coffee Day! Enjoy a good cup or two.

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