210 Coffee Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

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January 4, 2024
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Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, enjoyed by millions of people every day. From the history of coffee to the different brewing methods and varieties, there is a wealth of trivia questions that can be asked about this beloved drink. Whether you're a coffee aficionado or just looking to test your knowledge, these coffee trivia questions are sure to be both informative and entertaining.

Here are some examples of coffee trivia questions you might come across: What is the world's most widely-cultivated coffee bean? What is the most common method of brewing coffee? What country is the largest coffee exporter? What is the difference between a latte and a cappuccino? These questions cover various aspects of coffee, including its history, cultivation, brewing methods, and popular varieties.

In addition to the more technical aspects of coffee, there are also many fun and interesting facts to learn about. For example, did you know that the world's oldest coffee plant is over 100 years old? Or that the world's most expensive coffee is made from the feces of a specific type of Asian palm civet? These trivia questions will not only test your knowledge, but also give you a glimpse into the many fascinating aspects of the world of coffee.

210 Coffee Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2024)

  1. In early 2023, Starbucks announced the Oleato—coffee mixed with the extra virgin kind of which popular oil?

    Answer: Olive

  2. What is the programming language developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and named after the type of coffee from Indonesia?

    Answer: Java

  3. Just down the street from Monica's apartment, Central Perk was a fictional coffee shop and gathering spot for the title characters of what long-running sitcom?

    Answer: Friends

  4. Alternating layers of ladyfingers soaked in a coffee-liqueur combo with mascarpone cheese and chocolate gets you what uplifting Italian dessert?

    Answer: Tiramisu

  5. In 2011, which coffee company claimed it was the first business to launch a mobile payment platform?

    Answer: Starbucks

  6. What 5th largest park in NYC is located between the upper west and upper east sides of Manhattan? The coffee shop featured on “Friends” was a pun on this iconic location.

    Answer: Central Park

  7. A cup of drip coffee with a shot of espresso added is called what -- also a word used to describe an overnight flight on an airline?

    Answer: redeye

  8. Famous for its beignets and coffee-and-chicory roast, Cafe du Monde has operated since 1862 in the French Market of what American city?

    Answer: New Orleans

  9. What is the more common two-word name for the coffee brewing device sometimes known as a "plunger pot"?

    Answer: French Press

  10. Coffee became more popular in America in the 1770s. At the time, many people had stopped drinking tea as a patriotic act. What was the name of the famous protest that inspired them to boycott the beverage?

    Answer: The Boston Tea Party

  11. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber partnered with what coffee-and-donuts chain in 2021 to rebrand their donut holes as "Timbiebs?"

    Answer: Tim Hortons

  12. Traditionally made of brass or copper, a cezve is a small long-handled pot with a pouring lip designed to make which type of coffee? This type of coffee is named after a country whose capital is Ankara.

    Answer: Turkish

  13. Many people think her lawsuit was frivolous, but Stella Liebeck needed skin grafts for the third-degree burns the drive-thru disaster caused. She just wanted McDonald’s to pay $20,000 to cover her medical bills. When they said no, the case picked up steam. Which menu item was involved in the famous 1994 product liability suit?

    Answer: Coffee

  14. Grind the beans very finely. Brew them in a pot called a cezve. Ta-da! UNESCO recognizes that Turkish preparation technique for what beverage as an Intangible Cultural Heritage?

    Answer: Coffee

  15. What Starbucks instant coffee brand has a three-letter name that is also a preposition frequently seen on travel itineraries?

    Answer: Via

  16. What chocolate-flavored coffee drink gets its name from a city in Yemen that was once a center of the coffee trade?

    Answer: mocha

  17. I will now ask you to have a think | And see if you can find the link | Sugar, Jameson, and cream | Add a steaming mug of caffeine | Now what is the name of the drink?

    Answer: Irish Coffee

  18. With words scrawled in red on a yellow background on the side of Jo's Coffee, the "I Love You So Much" mural is a popular Instagram photo spot in what Texas city?

    Answer: Austin

  19. Bill Murray has coffee at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania's fictional Tip Top Cafe over and over in what 1993 comedy?

    Answer: Groundhog Day

  20. The Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island is the only major production area in the U.S. of what crop?

    Answer: Coffee

  21. What pop singer was, somewhat predictably, asked by TIME in an interview whether she always ordered a grande size at Starbucks? She responded with: "No, sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life... I love soy lattes. Obviously I don’t have dairy because I’m a vegan, but they taste out of this world to me."

    Answer: Ariana Grande

  22. What restaurant chain was founded as Danny's Donuts in 1953 before dropping the latter word and eventually slightly altering the first word in 1959?

    Answer: Denny's

  23. Mild, not bitter: that describes ska and Blue Mountain coffee, both products of what Caribbean nation?

    Answer: Jamaica

  24. Folger's coffee is roasted not too far from the World War II Museum and Café du Monde, in what Southern U.S. city?

    Answer: New Orleans

  25. Somewhere between a coffee and a dessert, an ‘affogato’ contains espresso poured over what other star ingredient?

    Answer: Gelato

  26. What Canadian coffee and donut franchise was named after a professional hockey player who died in a car crash in 1974?

    Answer: Tim Hortons

  27. What district of Hawaii's "Big Island" is famous for the coffee grown on the slopes of volcanoes like Mauna Loa?

    Answer: Kona

  28. What Chicago-based coffee brand has a 14-letter name that means the highly educated members of a society as a group?

    Answer: Intelligentsia

  29. The British chef Jamie Oliver recommends adding 500ml of coffee to what saucy, spiced, meat and bean dish? (Hint: He claims that this is a "nod to his cowboy friends.")

    Answer: Chili Con Carne

  30. Played by the director of the film, Quentin Tarantino, Jimmie Dimmick is a serious coffee connoisseur whose brew impresses Jules and Vincent in a scene from what 1994 film?

    Answer: Pulp Fiction

  31. Costa Rican oxcarts first became a huge part of the nation's history and culture because they allowed for the expansion and increase of exports of many goods, especially coffee. These oxcarts are known by what word in Spanish?

    Answer: Las carretas

  32. Holly Golightly enjoys a pastry and coffee while gazing into a shop window in the opening scenes of what classic 1961 film?

    Answer: Breakfast at Tiffany's

  33. What popular caffeinated beverage is the Italian word for coffee with milk?

    Answer: Latte

  34. What portamanteau-d beverage term was initially developed, named, and trademarked by George Howell's Massachusetts coffee shop chain before eventually being acquired by Starbucks in 1994?

    Answer: Frappuccino

  35. The world largely grows two different species of coffee. Give the name of EITHER of the most popular species of coffee

    Answer: Coffee Robusta or Coffee Arabica

  36. What English word is frequently associated with wine professionals and is derived from both a French word meaning "butler" and an Old Occitan word meaning "pack-animal driver"?

    Answer: Sommelier

  37. "Starfish and Coffee" is a lesser-known song from the 1987 album "Sign O' the Times," by what late, great, one-named Minnesotan?

    Answer: Prince

  38. What sweetened dairy product is commonly used to make Vietnamese Iced Coffee? We're looking for TWO words here.

    Answer: Condensed Milk

  39. What drink would you ask for if you want two shots of espresso? (Hint: The name means “double” in Italian)

    Answer: Doppio

  40. What coffee company/coffeehouse chain was founded in Edina, Minnesota, and in 2021, merged with Panera Bread and Einstein Bros. Bagels to form Panera Brands? (Hint: It’s name was inspired by a trip to Alaska.)

    Answer: Caribou Coffee

  41. Touting quality over quantity in its matches, a dating app that was featured on "Shark Tank" in 2015 is called Coffee Meets WHAT?

    Answer: Bagel

  42. The hourglass-shaped pour over coffeemaker produced by what Massachusetts-based company was named "one of the best-designed products of modern times" and is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art?

    Answer: Chemex

  43. One of the best coffees in the world, yirgacheffe, comes from the town of Yirga Chefe in what East African country?

    Answer: Ethiopia

  44. Folgers, Dunkin, and Café Bustelo are all owned by which American food and beverage manufacturer that’s most well-known for Jif peanut butter and Uncrustables?

    Answer: JM Smucker

  45. Featured on "Shark Tank" in 2015, a San Francisco dating service that touts itself as "creating meaningful connections that spark hearts" is called "Coffee Meets" WHAT?

    Answer: Bagel

  46. Coffee beans are found as the pit inside of a fruit which is typically what color?

    Answer: Red or Purple

  47. Associated with an iconic restaurant and cafe chain from this nation, in which COUNTRY could you expect to hear the phrase "Double-Double" as part of a coffee order, meaning two servings of sugar and two servings of cream?

    Answer: Canada

  48. As his coffee cup shatters, Kujan finally figures out the identity of the mysterious Keyser Soze in a famous scene from what 1995 film?

    Answer: The Usual Suspects

  49. Agent Dale Cooper declares the coffee at the Double R Diner "a damn fine cup" in the first episode of what cult classic TV show?

    Answer: Twin Peaks

  50. According to Islamic legend, what kind of vocation--which demands a lot of wandering--was held by Kaldi, who discovered the coffee plant in Ethiopia in the 9th century?

    Answer: Goatherd

  51. A shot of espresso that has been "fixed" by adding a small amount of grappa, sambuca, or other liquor is known by what "C" term?

    Answer: Corretto

  52. A coffee documentary by Marc James Francis and Nick Francis about an Ethiopian coffee manager trying to get better prices for his workers' coffee has what name usually associated with oil?

    Answer: Black Gold

  53. 95% of coffee beans develop as "flat berries," but about 5% of them develop into berries with what name, thanks to their rounder and legume-like shape? Tanzanian coffee is often associated with this type of berry.

    Answer: Peaberries

  54. What famous British rock band has partnered with Keurig to create a limited edition coffeemaker? The set, named "Start Me Up," comes with a limited edition coffeemaker, iced coffee tumbler, and special coffee pods.

    Answer: Rolling Stones

  55. Featuring a logo with a deer that looks like it's thinking about converting to Christianity and a name meaning "master hunter," what German booze brand released their own Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur in 2019?

    Answer: Jägermeister

  56. Totally unrelated to a Hawaii beach bum detective, what is the 6-letter term for a 1.5L bottle of wine?

    Answer: Magnum

  57. Literally translating as "drink coffee," Toma Café is a beloved coffee shop in the Malasaña neighborhood of what European capital city?

    Answer: Madrid

  58. Following a 2006 acquisition, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters changed the company's official name. What was the name of this popular brewing-machinery company acquired by the Vermont coffee company?

    Answer: Keurig

  59. The sour, white drizz atop a Sonoran hot dog shares what name with the thin layer of foam atop an espresso?

    Answer: Crema

  60. According to "The Coffee Song" as made famous by Frank Sinatra, "they've got an awful lot of coffee in" what South American nation?

    Answer: Brazil

  61. The first known instance of banning coffee was in a Saudi Arabian holy city in 1511 as the drink was believed to stimulate radical thinking. What was this anti-joe city?

    Answer: Mecca

  62. A place where you would order a cup of joe and the name of Swiss food conglomerate make up the portmanteau of what instant coffee brand?

    Answer: Nescafé

  63. Sightglass, Saint Frank, and Philz are all acclaimed coffee shops in what West Coast city?

    Answer: San Francisco

  64. Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was the owner of what now-relocated NBA franchise from 2001-2006?

    Answer: Seattle SuperSonics

  65. “My true love gave to me, 10 cups of coffee, eight chicken sandwiches, seven T-bone steaks, four eggs a fryin’, three sausage patties, two waffles baking, and a bowl of delicious hot grits." That's from a version of "12 Days of Christmas" on an album put out by what scattered-smothered-and-covered Southern breakfast chain?

    Answer: Waffle House

  66. Named for a Nashville hotel and perfect for a pick-me-up, what American coffee brand anagrams to ME SEXUAL HOWL?

    Answer: Maxwell House

  67. Which German composer of “Ode to Joy” was an obsessive coffee fan, reportedly insisting on exactly 60 beans being used in his daily cup?

    Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven

  68. In Costa Rica, it is illegal to produce any kind of coffee bean other than what bean that makes up over 60% of global production?

    Answer: Arabica

  69. What is the name for a drink consisting of espresso diluted with hot water, or a cocktail containing Campari and sweet vermouth?

    Answer: Americano

  70. Darker stout beers such as Guinness are often infused with a different compound than carbon dioxide, the common addition to most beers. This style, creating a smoother finish and extracting additional flavor, made its way to the world of coffee in 2015 according to "Men's Journal". What is this 5-letter style of brewing coffee?

    Answer: Nitro

  71. A "kahveci" is an expert in brewing a type of coffee known for using very finely-ground unfiltered coffee. This type of coffee is often attributed to what European country?

    Answer: Turkey

  72. The Blue Mountains are famous for the coffee grown in the area and they are also the highest range on what Caribbean island?

    Answer: Jamaica

  73. What’s the electric-sounding C-term means you’ve weighed your beans and you’re ready to load the roaster?

    Answer: Charge

  74. Traditionally, what 6-letter liquor do you add to the brown caffeinated liquid to make a coffee Alexander?

    Answer: Brandy

  75. What county produces the most coffee in the world? As of 2014, the country was producing over 30% of the world's production with more than 300,000 plantations spread throughout the country.

    Answer: Brazil

  76. Having nothing to do with Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, the 2020 Netflix film "Coffee and Kareem" stars what actor who played Andy on "The Office" as title character James Coffee?

    Answer: Ed Helms

  77. Pat and Lorraine's Coffee Shop in LA provides a key setting for what 1992 heist movie, featuring colorfully named characters like Mr. Pink, Mr. White, and Mr. Blonde?

    Answer: Reservoir Dogs

  78. Grocer Joel Owsley Cheek started a coffee brand in 1892 and soon named the brand after a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee (the brand's largest customer). The brand was the highest-selling coffee in the United States for nearly 100 years and frequently incorporates its "good to the last drop" slogan into its logo. What brand is this?

    Answer: Maxwell House

  79. Coffee plus hot milk in an approximately 1:1 ratio is frequently known by what three-word French name, which is also used to mean a light-brown color that resembles the drink?

    Answer: Cafe au lait

  80. Cobie Smulders played private eye Dex Parios in a Portland-set crime drama that shares what name with a prominent Rose City coffee roaster?

    Answer: Stumptown

  81. Somewhat counterintuitively, coffee that scores high in what measure is characterized by a crisp, sharp and pleasant aftertaste?

    Answer: Acidity

  82. What famous poet who went by his initials stated: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"? Well-known works include "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land."

    Answer: T.S. Eliot

  83. Fill in the blanks in the message on the iconic Greek Anthora coffee cup: we are [blank] to [blank] you.

    Answer: happy serve

  84. Elle Woods would never! In January 2024, which Legally Blonde star posted a TikTok that upset people because she made a faux coffee drink out of snow that she scraped off her car?

    Answer: Reese Witherspoon

  85. You’ll know it’s ripe when the skin of the coffee berry turns bright red. The tree’s berries share a name with which tart fruit that’s good for pies?

    Answer: Cherry

  86. With all the suction tubes and siphoning, which coffee brewing method looks futuristic but was actually developed in the 1800s? (Hint: Despite the name, you couldn’t use the pot to clean up spilled coffee grounds…)

    Answer: Vacuum

  87. While it is impossible to confirm, a popular legend suggests that the popularity of coffee in Europe did not truly take off until after 1600, when it was supposedly blessed by which religious figure?

    Answer: The Pope

  88. Which cultivar of coffee, considered one of the two main cultivars, shares its name with a type of whiskey, a type of biscuit, and a variety of vanilla?

    Answer: Bourbon

  89. Which coffee roaster and brand based in Oakland focuses on making brews with high-quality ingredients and single-origin beans, was partly acquired by Nestle in 2017, and has a name that brings up an image of a colorful coffee container?

    Answer: Blue Bottle

  90. Which coffee brand with a lady’s first and middle name can be found by the bag or pod in your local supermarket (with flavors like Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and Butter Toffee) or as its own storefront at the mall?

    Answer: Gloria Jean's

  91. When it was founded in 1966, the coffee roaster took the last name of the entrepreneur behind it (even though it sounds like a first name). If you brew up some “Major Dickinson’s Blend” to start your day, which popular brand of java are you drinking?

    Answer: Peet's

  92. What’s the name of the pot that uses hot water and steam to brew coffee on the stovetop at a lower pressure than an espresso machine? (Hint: It’s not spelled the same, but it sounds like a chocolatey espresso drink)

    Answer: Moka

  93. What type of coffee grinder, which features two revolving abrasive surfaces through which beans pass, delivers a more consistent grind than a blade grinder?

    Answer: Burr grinder

  94. What Travel Channel show focused on the perils of coffee company La Colombe Torrefaction owner Todd Carmichael's work, including avoiding warlords and sleeping under his car?

    Answer: Dangerous Grounds

  95. What term, which is shared with a type of preparation for espresso coffee, is used to describe a type of gravy popular in the southern United States that typically incorporates black coffee?

    Answer: Red-eye Gravy

  96. What German composer wrote the "Coffee Cantata" in the 1730s, about a young woman who ignores her father's many attempts to get her to stop drinking coffee?

    Answer: Johann Sebastian Bach

  97. What cup, French for "half-cup," is typically used to serve espresso?

    Answer: Demitasse

  98. What cold country, where the word "kakkukahvi" refers to a snack of coffee and cake, drinks the most coffee in the world--eight or nine cups a day per person?

    Answer: Finland

  99. What coffee company that features styles such as "St. Drogo Ethiopian Medium Roast," "St. Thomas Aquinas Honey Blend," and "St. Patrick's Irish Cream" has the motto "Grounded in Faith"?

    Answer: Catholic Coffee

  100. What coffee chain, local to the western United States, is based in Grants Pass, Oregon--not, as the name might suggest, Amsterdam or The Hague?

    Answer: Dutch Bros.

  101. What brand of Coca-Cola coffee drinks, which was first introduced in Japan and has since been expanded to other Asian markets, is named for the company's U.S. home locale?

    Answer: Georgia

  102. What band behind "Tempted" scored a smaller US hit with the 1982 track "Black Coffee in Bed?"

    Answer: Squeeze

  103. What American chain localizes its fare with offerings such as Turkish coffee in the Republic of Georgia and versions of its signature product stuffed with kimchi in South Korea and topped with fish flakes in China?

    Answer: Dunkin' Donuts

  104. Unlike other islands in Indonesia, what island got its coffee industry going not by Dutch colonial plantations but by plants imported by traders from the island of Lombok in the early 20th century?

    Answer: Bali

  105. There's an Erik Satie-themed bathroom in a Portland coffeehouse punnily named for what Russian composer of "Scherezade?"

    Answer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

  106. The roots of what plant in the Asteraceae family have long been used in places like the American South, East Germany, and throughout the Mediterranean as a cheaper alternative when coffee is not available?

    Answer: Chicory

  107. The methods of coffee decaffeination are water, a mixture of solvents and water, and a mixture of water and "supercritical" carbon dioxide. Within five percentage points, what percentage of caffeine is removed by these methods?

    Answer: 97

  108. The first Starbucks can be found at what famous and alliterative Seattle, Washington marketplace?

    Answer: Pike Place Market

  109. The children of which coffee-loving American president opened the Double R Coffee House in New York City, its success bolstered by the onset of Prohibition two months after opening day?

    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

  110. The biochemical reactions that occur when coffee is roasted and which contribute to coffee's characteristic color and aroma are named after what French physician, who discovered and described them in 1910? These reactions also occur in other foods when they are roasted or seared.

    Answer: Louis Camille Maillard

  111. The beans you use for your morning brew are various shades of brown depending on the roast—but that’s not what they look like in nature. What color are raw coffee beans?

    Answer: Green

  112. The American tea company Teavana was purchased by what coffee giant in 2012 for an estimated purchase price of $620 million? Although Teavana's stores were eventually shut down, their products continued to be sold in the stores of the company that bought them.

    Answer: Starbucks

  113. Starbucks' first store was opened in 1971 in Seattle and took its name from a character in what seafaring novel?

    Answer: Moby Dick

  114. Spiked, a line of boozy coffees and iced teas, is a new product in 2023 offered by what fast-food chain that "America runs on," according to their advertising?

    Answer: Dunkin'

  115. Sidamo, Genika and Harar are regional varieties of coffee beans from what African country for whom coffee makes up over a quarter of its national exports?

    Answer: Ethiopia

  116. Sharing his name with an early US President, which Belgium-born inventor is often credited with developing the first mass-produced instant coffee, in the process founding a company bearing his name?

    Answer: George Washington (of the G. Washington Coffee Company)

  117. Robert Silber, who had previously started a cigarette rolling-paper business, founded what coffee company on a whim after tasting the coffee of a local shop in Vermont?

    Answer: Green Mountain

  118. Restaurant Brands International is a conglomerate whose brands include Burger King, Popeye's Chicken, and what Canadian-based coffee and donuts stores?

    Answer: Tim Hortons

  119. Respectively portrayed by Ryan Stiles and Diedrich Bader, Lewis and Oswald invented their own coffee and alcohol blended brew called Buzz Beer on what ‘90s sitcom that starred a comedian who hosted “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

    Answer: "The Drew Carey Show"

  120. Radicchio and Belgian endive are both varieties of what woody, perennial crop, whose roots are often cultivated as an additive to (or replacement for) coffee?

    Answer: Chicory

  121. On what South Asian island did the Dutch establish the first European-owned coffee plantation in 1616? The island nation also produces tea.

    Answer: Ceylon

  122. Mostly sold in Scandinavia, what coffee brand's name reflects its origins in the coastal Swedish town of Gävle?

    Answer: Gevalia

  123. Monk's Cafe, with its exterior proclaiming itself as "Tom's Restaurant," was a favorite NYC hangout for the characters of what long-running sitcom?

    Answer: Seinfeld

  124. McCafe, a coffee house style food and beverage chain owned by McDonalds was started in 1993 in which country?

    Answer: Australia

  125. Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are the primary coffee growing regions in what Asian nation?

    Answer: India

  126. It might make you want to pop a Rolaid just thinking about it, but which A-word refers to a nice tartness or “brightness” of a roast?

    Answer: Acidity

  127. In North America, it is called a French press, or sometimes a plunger pot. What is this device for making coffee called in the U.K.?

    Answer: cafetière

  128. In Japan, coffee that’s ready to drink and even available to buy at the right temperature for the current season comes in which metallic receptacle instead of bottles, bags, or pods?

    Answer: Can

  129. In 2023, what fast food brand released a line of cold brew beverages meant to taste like its iconic chocolate and vanilla frozen drinks?

    Answer: Wendy's

  130. In 2017, Starbucks created a bright pink and blue Frappuccino that quickly went viral, named after what mythical creature?

    Answer: Unicorn

  131. In 2013, a coffee shop in Vancouver became the first place to have a Bitcoin ATM. What country was it in?

    Answer: Canada

  132. In 1908, a housewife from Berlin named Melitta Bentz invented and got a patent for which essential paper tool for brewing coffee?

    Answer: Filter

  133. Hawaii and Puerto Rico contribute to the global coffee industry, but only one state in the contiguous U.S. grows beans. Which one is it?

    Answer: California

  134. Fictional Seattle coffee shop Cafe Nervosa is a recurring location on what sitcom, which ran from 1993 to 2004?

    Answer: Frasier

  135. Espresso Pump was a fictional coffee shop on what Sarah Michelle Gellar TV series that aired from 1997 to 2003?

    Answer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  136. Doutor Coffee is a company that specializes in coffee roasting. In which East Asian country was Doutor Coffee founded in 1976?

    Answer: Japan

  137. Discuss! "Coffee Talk" was a longtime "Saturday Night Live" series of sketches starring what comic actor as Linda Richman?

    Answer: Mike Myers

  138. Coffee plants were introduces to the Indonesian islands of Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi by what European nation in the 17th century?

    Answer: Netherlands

  139. Coffee milk, a mix of milk and coffee-flavored syrup produced by local companies like Autocrat, is the official drink of what New England state?

    Answer: Rhode Island

  140. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth, after what commodity, which you might also say helps people "get up and go?"

    Answer: Petroleum

  141. Cafe Gaelach, a drink made of hot coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream, is typically better known by what two-word name in English?

    Answer: Irish Coffee

  142. Buddy happens upon a NYC shop that claims to have the "World's Best Cup of Coffee" and excitedly congratulates the staff about it in what classic Christmas movie?

    Answer: Elf

  143. Arabica coffee, combined with rum and sugar, is the main ingredient of what liqueur produced in Veracruz, Mexico?

    Answer: Kahlua

  144. Although they sound a little unfocused, which Britpop band led by Damon Albarn released the song "Coffee & TV" in 1999?

    Answer: Blur

  145. Although it was first planted in 1808, by the 1820s it had surpassed tobacco, sugar, and cacao as a primary export of Costa Rica and remained a key source of the country's wealth into the 20th century. What is it?

    Answer: Coffee

  146. Although it now is grown in many parts of the world, coffee was native to East Africa. But in what Middle Eastern country were the seeds of the coffee fruit (what we call the coffee beans) first roasted and ground?

    Answer: Yemen

  147. According to company legend, what coffee-flavored Jamaican liqueur, similar to Kahlua, is named for a female servant who helped a young Spanish woman flee a Jamaican plantation?

    Answer: Tia Maria

  148. A Vietnamese form of coffee preparation known as Ca Phe Trung includes the addition of what unusual ingredient--also often found at breakfast?

    Answer: Egg

  149. A desire to monitor the level of the coffee pot in the Trojan Room of Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory led to the invention of the world's first of what type of now-common hardware?

    Answer: Webcam

  150. A coffee enema is a popular version of a detoxifying cleanse for which part of the GI tract?

    Answer: Colon

  151. "Make that coffee to go" is an iconic line from Joe Pesci's character in what 1990 gangster film?

    Answer: GoodFellas

  152. "Hot Coffee" was a controversial modification to the San Andreas edition of what car-stealing video game franchise?

    Answer: Grand Theft Auto

  153. "Coffee Town," a 2013 film about a man who schemes to save his favorite coffee shop, was the first (and only) feature film produced by what comedy website? As its name suggests, the website caters to a young adult demographic.

    Answer: CollegeHumor

  154. "Cafe com leite politics," or "coffee with milk politics," was a term used to describe the dominance of the coffee industry in 19th and 20th century politics in what country?

    Answer: Brazil

  155. "Black Coffee" is the title track of the 1956 debut album by what jazz and pop singer famous for songs like "Fever" and "Hallelujah, I Love Him So?"

    Answer: Peggy Lee

  156. Barista Cole McBride won the 2018 U.S. Barista Championships, the 17th person to hold the honor. In what state is Cole a barista?

    Answer: Washington

  157. Equal parts espresso and warm milk, what coffee drink gets its name from the Spanish for "cut"?

    Answer: Cortado

  158. What is the coffee drink, similar to a caffe latte but with a thinner, more velvety layer of foam, that was first described in Australia in the 1980s but is also claimed as a local invention by New Zealanders?

    Answer: Flat White

  159. South London drag queen Tia Kofi, whose name is a play on the question "tea or coffee," competed on the second season of what country's edition of "RuPaul's Drag Race?"

    Answer: United Kingdom

  160. What was the last name of the 17th century entrepreneur "of London" whose namesake coffee house provided a reliable meeting place for sailors and merchants, and which led to the establishment of a longstanding insurance market and journal?

    Answer: Lloyd

  161. Famous for his eponymous talk show, which celeb once quipped "If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever?"

    Answer: David Letterman

  162. Jamaica's renowned coffee-growing area lies in what colorful mountain range? The area shares a name with a place in central Virginia.

    Answer: The Blue Mountains

  163. According to the David Mamet play "Glengarry Glen Ross" about real estate salesmen and its 1992 film adaptation, what beverage is "for closers only?"

    Answer: Coffee

  164. A dessert with three layers of coffee-soaked almond cake, a layer of espresso-flavored icing, a layer of chocolate ganache, and a chocolate glaze topping, has what musical name?

    Answer: opera

  165. What Italian word refers to a "shortened" pull of espresso, using finer grounds and less water, which results in a more concentrated cup?

    Answer: Ristretto

  166. What Asian country is the world's second-largest producer of coffee beans, producing over twice the number of tons of beans as the third-largest producing country and behind only Brazil in production?

    Answer: Vietnam

  167. The Federal Coffee Palace is a grand building in what Australian city, famous around the world for its many coffeehouses and rich coffee culture?

    Answer: Melbourne

  168. The brutal conditions of enslaved laborers on coffee plantations were an important factor in the revolution, led by Toussaint Louverture, in what country in the late 18th century?

    Answer: Haiti

  169. Mazagran, a cold, sweetened coffee drink often called the "original iced coffee," originated with French Foreign Legion officers in what North African nation?

    Answer: Algeria

  170. In what city did the first coffeehouse, called Kiva Han, open in 1475? Not that much later, in the early 1500s, Islamic leaders banned coffee houses, as places of potential resistance to the government.

    Answer: Constantinople

  171. In 1992, newlyweds John and Kim Puckett were inspired by the beautiful sight of a herd of animals in Denali National Park to start what Minneapolis-based coffee chain?

    Answer: Caribou Coffee

  172. Featuring guests like Barack Obama and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the passenger seat and Jerry Seinfeld behind the wheel, the series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" appears on what streaming service?

    Answer: Netflix

  173. A “nel drip” is a traditional Japanese coffee brewing method that uses which fabric as a filter?

    Answer: Flannel

  174. "XO Cafe," "XO Cafe Dark Cocoa," and "XO Cafe Incendio" are coffee-flavored varieities of what popular Tequila brand?

    Answer: Patron

  175. "Clouds in My Coffee: 1965-1995" is the name of a box set released by what legendary American singer-songwriter?

    Answer: Carly Simon

  176. "Black Coffee" is a play by what British author known for creating the detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple?

    Answer: Agatha Christie

  177. Produced in Japan and having no relation to coffee despite the sound of its name, Nikka Coffey Grain is a brand of what distilled spirit?

    Answer: whiskey

  178. Kopi luwak is coffee made from coffee cherries that have been eaten, partly digested, and defecated by what Asian mammal?

    Answer: Civet

  179. Brazil is the world's largest coffee bean producer and has been for over 150 years. Many other top coffee-producing nations are in South America and Central America, but what Southeast Asia country is actually the second largest producer?

    Answer: Vietnam

  180. What term that, when capitalized, means a member of the Society of Friends, also refers to a coffee bean that doesn't turn dark brown when roasted?

    Answer: quaker

  181. What chain of breakfast cafes has over 190 worldwide locations, began at the intersection of two streets in downtown Chicago, and is now headquartered in Dallas? The chain features a black-and-white logo.

    Answer: Corner Bakery Cafe

  182. What word to a geologist means the movement of water through rock and to a barista means the movement of water through coffee grounds?

    Answer: Percolation

  183. Similar to a jellyfish in appearance, the Portuguese Man o' War is also known by what "colorful" two-word name, which it shares with a brand of specialty coffee shops?

    Answer: Blue Bottle

  184. Perhaps because coffee would wake up Debbie Downer, what "Saturday Night Live" alum once said that if she hosted a talk show it would feature alcoholic pumpkin spice lattes?

    Answer: Rachel Dratch

  185. The first webcam was invented to let people know if the coffee pot was full or not. At what European university did this occur?

    Answer: University of Cambridge

  186. What language with over 300 million speakers, do the English words ‘alcohol’, ‘candy’ and ‘coffee’ all come from?

    Answer: Arabic

  187. Which ice cream shop on Cambridge Street is known for its array of interesting flavors for its homemade scoops, like burnt sugar, carrot cake, ginger molasses, and coffee Oreo?

    Answer: Christina's

  188. What Los Angeles-born and mononymic singer garnered a gold record with the single "Coffee" from his 2015 album Wildheart?

    Answer: Miguel

  189. What brand of decaffeinated instant coffee, introduced in 1923, gets its name from the French for "without caffeine?"

    Answer: Sanka

  190. Though there were earlier attempts that failed to dissolve fully in coffee, the first truly popular non-dairy creamer was invented by the company Carnation in 1961 under what name, which is still in use today?

    Answer: Coffee-Mate

  191. In 1777 Frederick the Great of Prussia tried to outlaw coffeehouses, hoping that the populace would return to drinking what other beverage instead?

    Answer: Beer

  192. Although it was replaced by the tulip poplar, until 1994 the state tree of Kentucky was Gymnocladus dioicus, whose seeds could be roasted and used--according to its common name--as a substitute for what invigorating stuff?

    Answer: Coffee

  193. What one-word cocktail, often featuring vodka and coffee liqueur, has a name which sounds like its a mix between an “M” high quality coffee and a martini?

    Answer: Mochatini

  194. Of what famously frugal president have historians noted that "he was almost entirely indifferent to food except that he liked apples and hot coffee?"

    Answer: Abraham Lincoln

  195. Despite his well-documented passion for wine, what US president wrote that coffee was his “favorite drink of the civilized world"?

    Answer: Thomas Jefferson

  196. What is the name of the mustachioed fictional face of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, who often appeared in commercials with his mule, Conchita?

    Answer: Juan Valdez

  197. What French word, which might look like a type of dog or general term for an area of land, is defined as "the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate?"

    Answer: Terroir

  198. What generically-named roots rock group sang "Java Blues, coffee's got me / Java Blues, coffee coffee coffee / Java Blues, well the coffee's got me" in their song "Java Blues"?

    Answer: The Band

  199. President Obama says he most often drinks how many cups of coffee per day?

    Answer: zero

  200. In order to be labeled a "Kona blend," what is the minimum percentage of coffee beans in a batch that must be grown in Hawaii? We'll give a cushion of 5% on either side.

    Answer: 10% (5% - 15% accepted)

  201. Himalayan populations in Nepal, Tibet, and northern India traditionally blend what savory ingredient into both their coffee and tea?

    Answer: Butter

  202. In 1592, what famous man publicly endorsed the consumption of coffee against advice from his inner circle?

    Answer: Pope Clement VIII

  203. What cocktail can feature dark chocolate, ice, coffee-flavoured liqueur, vodka, Irish cream liqueur and double cream?

    Answer: Mudslide

  204. As of September 2018, "Coffee" is the title of the most-streamed song by what American indie-electronica duo based out North Carolina? The band's two-word name references little-known video game characters.

    Answer: Sylvan Esso

  205. Its name might make you think it’s a vegetable-fruit hybrid, but what do you call the interesting and unusual phenomenon where a coffee bean is on its own rather than being a pair inside the plant’s cherry?

    Answer: Peaberry

  206. Which alliterative insurance provider in the UK started out as a humble coffee house in England where folks would meet to catch up on shipping news and plan tier voyages?

    Answer: Lloyd's of London

  207. How many lbs of coffee did we use at the waterloo office in 2019? Responses accepted if within 50 lbs of the correct answer.

    Answer: 740 lbs (690 - 790 accepted)

  208. What naughty-sounding folk punk band sang about "swappin' one addiction for another" in the 2006 song "Coffee, God, and Cigarettes?"

    Answer: Mischief Brew

  209. What famed absurdist and nihilist author and philosopher once said “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”?

    Answer: Albert Camus

  210. What coffee brand, widely regarded as one of the best of the instant variety, is named after the Western Highlands town in Papua New Guinea where it is made?

    Answer: Mount Hagen

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