Coffee Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
Where is the nearest place to get a cup of coffee? How is the coffee there?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you drink coffee? How many cups do you drink per day?
  2. When do you drink coffee? Do you drink it at the same time every day?
  3. How do you feel if you want a cup of coffee but can't have one?
  4. Are you addicted to caffeine? Is it a problem?
  5. How do you take your coffee? Black or white? Sugar or no sugar?
  6. Many people think espresso is too bitter. Can you drink it?
  7. Do you like other foods or drinks when they are coffee flavored? How about coffee cake? Or coffee flavored milk?
  8. How do you feel when you drink coffee?
  9. How do you feel when you drink too much coffee?
  10. What food goes well with coffee?
  11. ground coffee in an espresso machine portafilter
  12. Have you ever used an espresso machine? Can you make a good coffee?
  13. Do you drink coffee for the taste, or because you need a pick-me-up?
  14. Many people drink coffee to feel alert. Is there a better way to increase your concentration? How?
  15. Where do you most like to drink coffee? Do you have a favorite café?
  16. Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Describe what it looks like.
  17. Is a café a good place to go on a date? What are the pros and cons of a café environment when you are trying to get to know someone?
  18. Is coffee overpriced? How much do people pay for coffee in your country?
  19. Are you willing to pay a little more for organic or fair trade coffee? Why or why not?
  20. Are there any substitutes for a cup of coffee? How about a cup of tea? How about a can of cola?
  21. Do you prefer coffee from any particular coffee producing nation, such as Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, or Kenya?