Coffee Trivia And Answers

A fun collection of trivia questions on coffee to test your knowledge and challenge your preconceptions about the industry.

Grab a cup of Joe and join us for a coffee break with our fascinating, fun-facts trivia questions about coffee that you didn't know!

How much time does it take for a coffee tree to mature?

The coffee seedling will need 3-5 years of constant care until it gives fruit! However, the coffee tree's highest prolific period is between the ages of 7 and 20, when the fruit is at its peak.

Cappuccino's Origins

The origins of the cappuccino can be traced back to the Capuchin friars because the color of the espresso blended with frothed milk resembled the color of their robes.

The Order of the Capuchin Friars was established in Italy in the 16th century and is a part of the Franciscan family of religious orders.

Espresso Literally Means

Somewhere between the late 1800s and early 1900s, espresso was invented in Italy. The word esprimere, which means "to express" or "to press forth," is the root of the term. High-pressure hot water was used to brew it fast. As a result, the term "caffè espresso" means "coffee espresso."

Java and Mocha are two Arabica cultivars

Around the 7th century, the bean made its way across the Red Sea from Ethiopia to what is now Yemen and lower Arabia, earning the name "arabica" for the plant species.

How long has instant coffee, been on the market?

A quarter of a century old! Even in 1771, coffee consumers on the road needed to be able to get their fix quickly.

However, the United States did not patent instant coffee until ten years later, in 1910, when it was introduced to the public in England.

How long ago did people begin to enjoy a cup of joe?

Ahmed al-tales Ghaffar of Yemen in the middle of the 15th century are the oldest convincing evidence of coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree. This region of Arabia is where the first coffee seeds were roasted and brewed in the manner in which they are now prepared.

First documented evidence of coffee made from roasted coffee beans comes from Arab scholars who wrote that it helped them stay awake longer at work. Roasted bean tea, invented in Yemen by Arabs, spread first to Egypt and Turkey before making its way around the world.

Coffee beans that have been darkly roasted

Coffee that is dark brown and has a lot of oil on it, is called "dark roast." These coffees have a low acidity, a lot of body, and tend to have more complex, dark flavors.

Putting milk in coffee

Changes in the texture of coffee can be made by adding fats from milk. This makes the coffee thicker and velvety smooth when it's done right. Coffee can be made with milk or without. You can drink it either way. While black coffee has more caffeine, milk coffee has more calories.

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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