A cup of coffee.
A drink you order at Starbucks made from roasted ground beans is an example of coffee.
- a dark-brown, aromatic drink made by brewing in water the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tall tropical shrub (genus Coffea) of the madder family
- these seeds, found in the red berries of the shrubalso coffee beans
- the shrub itself
- the color of coffee to which milk or cream has been added; light brown
- a reception or social gathering at which coffee, tea, etc. are served, esp. one held for the purpose of promoting a cause or introducing a political candidate
Origin of coffeeItalian caffè ; from Turkish qahwe ; from Arabic qahwa, coffee, said to be after Kaffa, area in Ethiopia, home of the plant
- a. Any of various tropical African shrubs or trees of the genus Coffea, especially C. arabica or C. canephora, widely cultivated in the tropics for their seeds that are dried, roasted, and ground to prepare a stimulating aromatic drink.b. The beanlike seeds of this plant, two of which are found in each fruit.c. The beverage prepared from the seeds of this plant: likes to drink coffee with breakfast.d. A serving of such a beverage: ordered two coffees with sugar.
- A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
- An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
Origin of coffeeAlteration (influenced by Italian caffè, from Ottoman Turkish) of Ottoman Turkish qahve, from Arabic qahwa; see qhw in Semitic roots.
fruits of a coffee plant
(countable and uncountable, plural coffees)
- A beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water.
- The seeds of the plant used to make coffee, misnamed ‘beans’ due to their shape.
- A tropical plant of the genus Coffea.
- A pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.
- The end of the meal—when coffee is usually served.
- He did not stay for coffee.
- Of a pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.
(third-person singular simple present coffees, present participle coffeeing, simple past and past participle coffeed)
- (intransitive) To drink coffee.
From Italian caffè, from Turkish kahve, from Arabic قهوة (qahwa, “coffee”). Some Ethiopians claim a derivation from Kaffa, an ancient province of Ethiopia where coffee is said to have originated, but this etymology is highly improbable as it fails to explain the initial shift to the Arabic ‘qahwa’. At the same time, qahwa refers only to coffee in liquid form. When it is dry, either as beans or ground, Arabs call coffee بن (bunn). That word comes from ቡና (buna), the Amharic word for coffee.
Many sources state that the Arabic term meant ‘a brew’, especially wine.
coffee - Investment & Finance Definition
An agricultural product and one of the most popular drinks in the world. Coffee futures and options are traded on the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange (CSCE), which became a subsidiary of the New York Board of Trade in 1998. The coffee futures contract traded on the CSCE calls for delivery of washed Arabica coffee beans which are grown in several Central and South American, Asian, and African countries.