“I felt like a failure for being sick,” she said, deflating for a moment over her Irish coffee.
Chocolate chips or butterscotch chips, walnuts or pecans, coffee or peanut butter or dried fruit…yes, the list goes on and on.
The clinic, a large house surrounded by single-family homes, is immaculate, smelling of fresh cilantro and coffee beans.
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
To touch his feet or wear a ribbon he tied around your wrist might cost $100; coffee or photograph, another $200.
We had some coffee with us, but were too tired to infuse it.
I was vexed at this mishap, for I did not like to drink my coffee without milk.
Standing on the grounds does not spoil the flavor of coffee as it does tea.
A thick liquor comes through, having the appearance of coffee.
Then he got the cream, sugar and three spoons, put them on the table, and poured the coffee.
c.1600, from Italian caffe, from Turkish kahveh, from Arabic qahwah "coffee," said originally to have meant "wine," but perhaps rather from Kaffa region of Ethiopia, a home of the plant (coffee in Kaffa is called buno, which was borrowed into Arabic as bunn "raw coffee"). Much initial diversity of spelling, including chaoua.
Yemen was the first great coffee exporter and to protect its trade decreed that no living plant could leave the country. In 16c., a Muslim pilgrim brought some coffee beans from Yemen and raised them in India. Appeared in Europe (from Arabia) c.1515-1519. Introduced to England by 1650, and by 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses. Coffee plantations established in Brazil 1727. Meaning "a light meal at which coffee is served" is from 1774. Coffee break attested from 1952, at first often in glossy magazine advertisements by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau. Coffee pot from 1705.
Did you drink a cup of coffee on company time this morning? Chances are that you did--for the midmorning coffee break is rapidly becoming a standard fixture in American offices and factories. ["The Kiplinger Magazine," March 1952]