What is coffee?

  • (noun): A beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans.
    Example: "He ordered a cup of coffee"
    Synonyms: java
    See also — Additional definitions below

Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "cherries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic (5.0–5.1 pH) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

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Fort-Liberté - Economy
... Plantation tillage has been the main occupation which encompasses sugar-cane, coffee, cocoa, and cotton ... In 1789, in the French part of the island there were 793 sugar plantations, 3,117 coffee plantations, 789 cotton plantations, and 182 establishments for making rum, besides other minor factories and workshops ... the city and its precincts, at present are – coffee, cacao, honey, logwood, pineapple, and sisal, which are the principal products ...
Atiu Coffee
... Atiu has a long history of growing coffee ... By 1865, annual exports of coffee from the Cook Islands amounted to 30,000 pounds ... In the late 1890s, Rarotongan coffee production suffered due to a blight that affected the plants ...
Social and Culture - Coffee Day
... In the United States, September 29 is celebrated as "National Coffee Day.". ...
Connaught Square - Other Residents
... shops of 'Connaught Village' which include Markus Coffee, one of the first specialist coffee roasters in London founded by Hungarian refugees in 1956, which supplies many of the best London hotels with ...
Peet's Coffee & Tea
... Peet's Coffee Tea is a San Francisco Bay Area based specialty coffee roaster and retailer ... Founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet in Berkeley, California as Peet's Coffee, Tea Spices, Peet's is known for its early introduction of darker roasted arabica coffee ...

More definitions of "coffee":

  • (noun): Any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans.
    Synonyms: coffee tree

Famous quotes containing the word coffee:

    The morning cup of coffee has an exhiliration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
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