coffee

The hot, brown beverage that many people start their days with is called coffee. To make coffee, you can grind coffee beans and pour very hot water over the grounds.

Many people drink coffee because they love the deep, roasted flavor, and also for the caffeine it contains — drinking coffee helps you feel more awake and alert. The green coffee bean that's roasted and ground to produce your cup of Joe grows on a bush in a warm climate. People have been drinking coffee since at least the 15th century, although it didn't catch on with Americans until the Revolutionary War, when the British habit of tea drinking plummeted in popularity.

Definitions of coffee
  1. noun
    a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
    “he ordered a cup of coffee
    synonyms: java
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    coffee substitute
    a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it
    Irish coffee
    sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
    cafe au lait
    equal parts of coffee and hot milk
    cafe noir, demitasse
    small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
    decaf, decaffeinated coffee
    coffee with the caffeine removed
    drip coffee
    coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee
    espresso
    strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
    cappuccino, cappuccino coffee, coffee cappuccino
    equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
    ice coffee, iced coffee
    a strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream
    instant coffee
    dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water
    mocha, mocha coffee
    a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia
    Turkish coffee
    a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
    cafe royale, coffee royal
    black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar
    chicory, chicory root
    root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
    Postum
    trade mark for a coffee substitute invented by C. W. Post and made with chicory and roasted grains
    caffe latte, latte
    strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk
    type of:
    beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
    any liquid suitable for drinking
  2. noun
    any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
    synonyms: coffee tree
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    Arabian coffee, Coffea arabica
    shrubby tree of northeastern tropical Africa widely cultivated in tropical or near tropical regions for its seed which form most of the commercial coffee
    Coffea liberica, Liberian coffee
    small tree of West Africa
    Coffea canephora, Coffea robusta, Rio Nunez coffee, robusta coffee
    native to West Africa but grown in Java and elsewhere; resistant to coffee rust
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    tree
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  3. noun
    a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
    synonyms: coffee bean, coffee berry
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    seed
    a small hard fruit
  4. noun
    a medium brown to dark-brown color
    synonyms: burnt umber, chocolate, deep brown, umber
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    brown, brownness
    an orange of low brightness and saturation
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