Definition of coffee
1a : a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plantb : any of several Old World tropical plants (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora) of the madder family that are widely cultivated in warm regions for their seeds from which coffee is preparedc : coffee seeds especially roasted and often ground — compare arabica, robustad : a dehydrated product made from brewed coffee instant coffee; also : a beverage made from this
2 : a cup of coffee two coffees
3 : coffee hour
Examples of coffee in a Sentence
I bought a pound of coffee.
Recent Examples of coffee from the Web
The program, hosted by Post-Tribune columnist Jerry Davich, will feature a coffee and juice bar and the Simply Amazing Market set up on-site for shopping.
In addition to lunch, the restaurant is also open for coffee and pastries in the mornings.
Back at the ranch, Humberto and Raquel invite us for coffee under their palapa.
Reinhardt said Ortiz, who came to the U.S. in 1989, was well-established in Hawaii's coffee farming industry, paid his taxes and had three U.S. citizen children from whom he would be torn away.
The meal will include plain and blueberry pancakes, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee, according to Nancy Canfield, RB Historical Society president.
There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.
This vertical rucksack holds hearing protection, safety glasses, bug spray, sunscreen, a first-aid kit, water, and coffee.
The company is even considering adding coffee delivery to the service.
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Did You Know?
Coffee is made from the roasted and ground seeds, or beans, of the coffee plant, a tropical evergreen shrub. Two of the 25 or more species, Arabica and Robusta, supply most of the world's coffee. Arabica is grown in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Indonesia; Robusta mainly in Africa. The shrub bears small white flowers with a jasmine-like fragrance. The fruit, which is red when mature, is called a cherry. The seed is called a bean. Coffee contains large amounts of caffeine, whose effects have always been an important element in the drink's popularity. Coffee-drinking dates from the 15th century in Arabia. It reached Europe by the 17th century and immediately became popular. Coffee is consumed by about one-third of the world's population.
Origin and Etymology of coffee
Italian & Turkish; Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic qahwa
First Known Use: 1598
COFFEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coffee for English Language Learners
: a dark brown drink made from ground coffee beans and boiled water
: coffee beans
COFFEE Defined for Kids
Definition of coffee for Students
1 : a drink made from the roasted and ground seeds (coffee beans) of a tropical plant
2 : the roasted seeds of the coffee plant when whole or ground
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