It was fun to get a glimpse into both Starbucks's past and future while in Seattle, but I also had a chance to get seriously schooled on how coffee in general is evaluated as well as the way it's produced. Being educated about the coffee trade was both fascinating and humbling, and I left eager to learn more. How much do you know about this global commodity? Test your knowledge now!
What Do You Know About the World's Coffee Production?
The fruit from a coffee plant is called a:
T/F: Several large traders and roasters comprise the vast majority of the world's coffee trade.
How many people work in coffee production across the globe?
How many of the world's countries produce coffee?
How many common varieties of coffee exist?
T/F: Generally speaking, arabica coffee is considered inferior to robusta coffee.
Where do the majority of the world's beans come from?
T/F: Coffee fares better in drought than in rain.
Which country is the top producer of coffee in the world?
In which country are tea plantations slowly being replaced by coffee plantations?