6/20/2016 – Coffee 2


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Last Friday we had a new F/D question, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL69, MD17) – Canephora (or robusta) is a species of coffee shrub that accounts for about 20%–30% of the world production of coffee. What is the name of the species, and by extension the beans produced by it, that accounts for almost all of the rest?

I do not drink coffee, but like 72% of people on the site, I did know that we are talking about Arabica coffee. This question now holds a special place in game show history, thanks to ABC this summer. Ken Jennings was the first contestant on the most recent season of “500 Questions”, and his first question was “The two main commercial varieties of coffee beans are Robusta & what?“. Ken got it right, but was unlucky in the next three questions, missing all three, and was thus eliminated. Before he parted, he told host Dan Harris “We’ll always have Arabica”. Ken only got one question right, and it was about Arabica coffee. And, JenningsK got that question right on Friday as well.

We talked about Coffee way back in February, but it certainly seems time to have our second sequel talking about more coffee. Enjoy!

1. Coming from the Italian for “stained” or “spotted”, what word is used to describe an espresso drink with a small amount of milk?

2. Give the brand name that has been edited out of this picture.

Question 2

3. The Blue Mountains, a noted mountain range whose coffee features mild flavor, lack of bitterness, and being very expensive, are found in which country?

4. What word has been edited out of this coffee diagram? This picture is a small portion of a poster that can be found [here].

Question 4

5. Speaking of coffee diagrams, give the common name of the device whose parts are shown here by a Sears parts website.

Question 5

6. How many ounces of coffee would you find, respectively, in a standard Starbucks order of tall, grande, and venti?

7. Australian Sasa Sestic was the 2015 winner of the WBC tournament. What does WBC stand for?

8. We end today’s quiz on the “500 Questions” question that eliminated trivia guy Ryan Chaffee: The Buena Vista Cafe on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf introduced what drink to America in 1952?

Tomorrow: We had our first sports set last Friday, and thanks to the Midseason Classic, looks like we’re going corporate tomorrow.


1. Macchiato
2. Eight O’Clock (Coffee)
3. Jamaica
4. Americano
5. Coffee percolator
6. 12, 16, 20
7. World Barista Championship
8. Irish coffee

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