Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Barista?
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Barista?
By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

We have to give credit to baristas, who make a wide variety of coffee drinks on a daily basis. In this quiz, we'll take a look at 35 questions regarding coffee terminology, including roasts, brews and popular names of coffee drinks. After all, if you want to become a barista, you have to know almost everything about coffee!

First thing's first: if you want to become a barista, you have to know how to profile a roast of coffee. Known as "roast profiling," this is a technique that is used to determine the quality of a particular roast. Rate, temperature and time are used for this type of profiling, and is sometimes conducted by the roast master.

You also have to know what certain types of tools are used for. For example, do you know the difference between a grinder, boiler, tryer and a moka pot? Or, do you know what a steam wand is used for? A steam wand in particular, is used to froth up milk using compressed steam from the boiler.

This quiz will look at various types of coffee terminology that will put you in the place of a barista! Think you know what a caffè mocha and a flat white is? Try this quiz now to see how well you do!

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Which of these is NOT part of 'roast profiling?'
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Which of the following is NOT part of a Caffe Latte?
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Which type of coffee roast contains a lot of oil?
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An "American" coffee roast refers to what color?
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Vienna, Full City and City+ are all types of...?
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A "continental" roast is also known as a...?
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Coffee "on the rocks" is also called...?
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Espresso has _______ origins.
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If a customer wants a "cappa," what are they asking for?
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If you add skim milk to a latte, what does it become?
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A _______ ________ is known as "stained milk."
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Where do coffee seeds come from?
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A "half city" refers to which type of roast?
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If a customer wants a "breakfast" roast, what type of roast do they want?
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A metal filter will work best for which of these brewing methods?
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Besides espresso, what does an "Espresso Italiano" contain?
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Which of these coffee drinks has Spanish origins?
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When you incorporate steam into milk, this is known as...?
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When you pour espresso over ice cream, it becomes an...?
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The "body" of the coffee refers to its...?
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What are the three parts of an espresso shot?
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You can froth milk by using the ______ ______ of an espresso machine.
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What are the designs on top of a latte called?
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"Faux espresso" or "fake espresso" is made by using which of these pots/machines?
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Which of these tools is used to "press" coffee into a "hockey puck" shape?
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Which of these coffee beverages has Greek origins?
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Hot water with some espresso on top is called a...?
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When you layer chantilly cream over espresso, it becomes an...?
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A "mocaccino" is also known as a...?
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A doppio is how many shots of espresso?
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An espresso shot contains how many milliliters?
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Alcohol is present in which of these coffee drinks?
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Cappuccinos contain foamed milk on top. What is this foamed milk called?
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