What is coffee?

  • (noun): A seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee.
    Synonyms: coffee bean, coffee berry
    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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Connaught Square - Other Residents
... 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 freshly ...
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.". ...
Peet's Coffee & Tea
... Peet's Coffee Tea is a San Francisco Bay Area based specialty coffee roaster and retailer ... 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, such as French roast and grades ...
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 ... Trade and economy of the city and its precincts, at present are – coffee, cacao, honey, logwood, pineapple, and sisal, which are the principal products ...

More definitions of "coffee":

  • (noun): Any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans.
    Synonyms: coffee tree
  • (noun): A beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans.
    Example: "He ordered a cup of coffee"
    Synonyms: java

Famous quotes containing the word coffee:

    It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    Talk is a pure art. Its only limits are the patience of listeners who, when they get tired, can always pay for their coffee or change it with a friendly waiter and walk out.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    The chuck wagon carries the food and utensils for the range kitchen. Man-at-the-pot is the first buckaroo to pick up the coffee pot when out with the chuck wagons. It becomes his duty to pour the coffee for the outfit. “Come and get her before I throw her out” is the time honored mess call.
    —Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)