Origin of coffee
Examples from the Web for coffee
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|DAILY BEAST
Since coffee can irritate the gut, she suggests opting for herbal tea instead.
These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.
We take a less gloomy view of our errors now our father confessor listens to us over his egg and coffee.Adam Bede|George Eliot
He gained courage, later on, and asked Audrey if she would have some coffee with him, or something to eat.Dangerous Days|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Coffee succeeded—coffee made in the empty vegetable tin, and worthy of Maxim's or the Ritz.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Decided it was too warm to walk in the afternoon, so lay down on our beds, mustering in great force for afternoon coffee.In a German Pension|Katherine Mansfield
It is true that there are sugar and coffee, but no corn, no potatoes, and none of our delicious varieties of fruit.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
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
- a medium to dark brown colour
- (as adjective)a coffee carpet
Word Origin for coffee
Word Origin and History for 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]