a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds (coffee beans ) of the two-seeded fruit (coffee berry ) of certain coffee trees.
the seeds or fruit themselves.
a cup of coffee: We ordered four coffees and three doughnuts.
a social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
medium to dark brown.
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How to use coffee in a sentence
A morning routine could read your the headlines and weather forecast, as well as turn on your connected coffee maker.
This coffee is ready-to-drink, smooth in consistency, and bold but not bitter in flavor.
Once I’ve settled in and have a bit of time to breathe, I’m definitely going down to the library and sitting down with those journalsWith a cup of coffee
The suit claims those companies falsely market their coffees as “Kona” when the beans were actually grown elsewhere.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste? | Carolyn Beans | September 10, 2020 | Science News
It’s a product of two Swedish advertising agencies, Familjen Stockholm and Red Pipe, and features the sound of a coffee machine, telephones, rain on the window, and even an office dog.People who really miss the office are listening to its sounds at home | Tanya Basu | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
Inside, patrons can sip on bespoke whisky and coffee while getting that buffed and polished look.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014 | Charlie Gilbert | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Asprey was inspired to swap out butter for traditional coffee creamers while on a trip to Nepal.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food | DailyBurn | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since coffee can irritate the gut, she suggests opting for herbal tea instead.
Outside the hotel he came upon the two sisters sitting on a bench and drinking coffee.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
My one room,” replied that much injured gentleman, “was on the coffee Room flight.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
After dinner they met again outside the hotel, and drank coffee and talked the evening away.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
She led Isabel over to Mrs. Kaye, who sat alone on a small sofa, sipping her coffee and absently puffing at a cigarette.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for coffee
a drink consisting of an infusion of the roasted and ground or crushed seeds of the coffee tree
(as modifier): coffee grounds
Also called: coffee beans the beanlike seeds of the coffee tree, used to make this beverage
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