espresso systemOne lucky reader will win this espresso system in today’s trivia contest.

Quiz contest encapsulates coffee connoisseurship

If you yearn for a real espresso experience in your own, home, you’ll love today’s trivia contest. DailyNews is offering readers a chance to win an espresso capsule system.

The sleek, Italian-designed Martello Stilista Primeo, donated by UWindsor staffer Lily Powis, features a 20-bar pressure pump for the perfect crema and an adjustable platform to adapt to a variety of cup sizes. The prize package also includes 20 capsules each of crema gusto and la notte siciliano plus eight brightly-coloured espresso cups and saucers.

Just send your answers to the following trivia questions about coffee. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Wednesday, August 2.

  1. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what is the Italian origin of the term “espresso”?
    a) journal; it is a drink consumed while reading a newspaper
    b) made-to-order; each serving is prepared for an individual customer
    c) pressed out; steam is forced through the ground coffee
    d) speedy; each cup is produced more quickly than brewing
    e) spirit; it retains the greatest flavour from the beans
  2. Which poet penned the line I have measured out my life with coffee spoons?
    a) T.S. Eliot
    b) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    c) Cesare Pavese
    d) Ezra Pound
    e) Arthur Rimbaud
  3. The first espresso machine was patented in 1822 in which European country?
    a) Austria
    b) France
    c) Germany
    d) Italy
    e) Switzerland

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.