Coffee break: 10 questions

  1. Which song about coffee, written in 1940 by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake but made famous in a 1941 recording by The Inkspots, contains the line “I love coffee, I love tea”
  2. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, but which Asian country is second largest (2017 figures from the International Coffee Organization)?
  3. Which kind of coffee gets its name from the hood worn by an order of monks, whose colour it is said to resemble?
  4. And which kind of coffee gets its name from the Italian for “forced out”?
  5. What was the name of the London coffee house that became the site of the first London Stock Exchange?
  6.  Who directed the 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes?
  7. What is the only US state to produce coffee commercially?
  8. What is the name of the most expensive coffee in the world, famously made from beans which have first passed through the digestive system of the civet cat?
  9. In 1777, Frederick of Prussia made coffee illegal, because he thought it interfered with consumption of another drink. Which drink?
  10. Which Japanese author mentions coffee frequently in his novels; 79 times in The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, 73 times in Kafka on the Shore and another 67 in Dance Dance Dance?

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  1. Which song about coffee, written in 1940 by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake but made famous in a 1941 recording by The Inkspots, contains the line “I love coffee, I love tea”
    A: Java Jive
  2. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, but which Asian country is second largest (2017 figures from the International Coffee Organization)?
    A: Vietnam
  3. Which kind of coffee gets its name from the hood worn by an order of monks, whose colour it is said to resemble?
    A: Cappuccino
  4. And which kind of coffee gets its name from the Italian for “forced out”?
    A: Espresso
  5. What was the name of the London coffee house that became the site of the first London Stock Exchange?
    A: Jonathan’s
  6.  Who directed the 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes?
    A: Jim Jarmusch
  7. What is the only US state to produce coffee commercially?
    A: Hawaii
  8. What is the name of the most expensive coffee in the world, famously made from beans which have first passed through the digestive system of the civet cat?
    A: Kopi Luwak
  9. In 1777, Frederick of Prussia made coffee illegal, because he thought it interfered with consumption of another drink. Which drink?
    A: Beer
  10. Which Japanese author mentions coffee frequently in his novels; 79 times in The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, 73 times in Kafka on the Shore and another 67 in Dance Dance Dance
    A: Haruki Murakami

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