Barista Quiz Questions And Answers

1. Ca phe da is the traditional coffee drink of what country?

  • Cuba
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • Venezuela
  • China

2. Which of the following is not a variety of coffee beans?

  • Arabica
  • Robusta
  • Crota
  • Liberica
  • Excelsa

3. Where did the term barista originate?

  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Greece

4. What do you call the decorative designs that are created on top of espresso and milk?

  • Espresso portraits
  • Barista beauties
  • Latte art
  • Coffee collages

5. What is in an Irish coffee?

  • Coffee, milk, sugar, whipped cream
  • Coffee, sugar, cinnamon, topped with cream
  • Coffee, bourbon, cream, topped with cinnamon
  • Coffee, whiskey, sugar, topped with cream

6. About how much caffeine is in an average espresso shot?


  • 250 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 65 mg
  • 30 mg
  • 120 mg

7. How many cups of coffee are consumed in the United States each day?

  • 200 million cups
  • 400 million cups
  • 600 million
  • 120 million cups

8. Which drink has the highest ratio of espresso to milk of any drink made of those ingredients?

  • Caffe macchiato
  • Latte
  • Cortado
  • Caffe Americano
  • Cappuccino

9. How is Turkish coffee prepared?

  • It is prepared using whole brand which are steeped overnight
  • It is prepared using very finely ground coffee beans, unfiltered
  • It is prepared by infusing lemon over a long period of time

10. Which of the following is not known as a coffee maker?

  • Siphon
  • Moka
  • Aeropress
  • French Press
  • Swiss Colet

11. What color are coffee berries?

  • Red
  • Green
  • Dark brown
  • Black

12. What tool allows a barista to evenly tamp ground beans in a portafilter?


  • Demitasse spoons
  • Tamper
  • Frother

13. About what should the temperature in milk be in a latte?

  • 100F
  • 60F
  • 150F
  • 175F

14. Coffee that was grown in high altitudes tends to be more

  • Acidic
  • Thicker
  • Grainy

15. What type of coffee roast is the most caffeinated?

  • Dark roast
  • Medium roast
  • Light roast

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