A Nice Cup of Coffee

coffee beans on table
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on December 5, 2022 and last updated on August 1, 2023

Exploring this subject involves discussions on coffee varieties, brewing methods and cultural significance, enhancing vocabulary with terms related to flavours, caffeine and coffee-related accessories. Engaging in conversations about coffee habits fosters listening comprehension and comprehension skills while exchanging preferences and experiences.

Moreover, exploring the global coffee culture promotes cross-cultural understanding, enabling learners to develop language proficiency in a stimulating and caffeinated manner.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

A Nice Cup of Coffee

People drink coffee for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is the caffeine content, which can provide a temporary boost in energy and alertness.

Many people also enjoy the taste of coffee and the wide variety of flavours and styles available. Some people may drink coffee for its potential health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain diseases.

Others may enjoy the social aspect of drinking coffee, such as meeting with friends at a coffee shop or taking a break from work to enjoy a cup.

Overall, the popularity of coffee is due to its combination of stimulating effects, enjoyable flavour and cultural significance.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • downside (noun)
  • brew (verb)
  • popularity (noun)
  • addictive (adjective)
  • caffeine (adjective)
  • stimulate (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • How has the popularity of coffee and coffee culture evolved over time?
  • What are the health benefits of drinking coffee?
  • What are the potential downsides or risks of consuming too much coffee?
  • How does the way coffee is brewed affect its taste and caffeine content?
  • What are some common types of coffee drinks and how are they prepared?
  • How does the origin of the coffee beans affect the flavour of the coffee?
  • What would you say is the recommended daily intake of coffee for adults?
  • Can coffee have different effects on individuals depending on their genetics or personal health history?
  • What are some common additives or flavourings that can be added to coffee?
  • What is the environmental impact of the coffee industry, and what are some ways to reduce this impact?
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This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.