coffee bean


plural coffee beans
: the usually dried and roasted seed of a tropical plant (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora) from which coffee (see coffee sense 1a) is prepared

Examples of coffee bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Costa Rica’s first carbon-neutral farm, the 12-acre Finca Madre Tierra, is a nearby encounter that can include milking cows, riding horses through lush countryside, picking coffee beans and grinding sugarcane. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Nov. 2023 This stainless steel canister is the perfect storage solution for keeping coffee beans or ground coffee fresh and flavorful. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 20 Oct. 2023 The small-batch facility is located in San Angelo, Texas and had been roasting coffee beans for over 25 years before Hauser bought it. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 Next, weigh out your coffee beans and water at a 1:15 ratio. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 27 Oct. 2023 When harvested in the wild, a pound of these coffee beans can go for $600, and a single cup could run for $100. Josie Goodrich, USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 So what better way to celebrate your favorite adventurer than with a subscription box that includes their next in-flight entertainment and a bag of coffee beans to help get them to the airport on time? Taylor Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 An exemplary croissant is made with buffalo milk butter, and another incorporates coffee beans from the celebrated Caffé Sant’Eustachio, in Rome. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Prices for robusta coffee beans, the cheaper variety for the morning brew at home, are near their most expensive level in more than a decade. WSJ, 30 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coffee bean was in 1688

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“Coffee bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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