What is coffee?

  • (noun): Any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans.
    Synonyms: coffee tree
    See also — Additional definitions below

Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "cherries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic (5.0–5.1 pH) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

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Connaught Square - Other Residents
... Street are the shops of 'Connaught Village' which include Markus Coffee, one of the first specialist coffee roasters in London founded by Hungarian refugees in 1956, which ...
Social and Culture - Coffee Day
... In the United States, September 29 is celebrated as "National Coffee Day.". ...
Peet's Coffee & Tea
... Peet's Coffee Tea is a San Francisco Bay Area based specialty coffee roaster and retailer ... Founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet in Berkeley, California as Peet's Coffee, Tea Spices, Peet's is known for its early introduction of darker roasted arabica coffee, such ...
Atiu Coffee
... Atiu has a long history of growing coffee ... By 1865, annual exports of coffee from the Cook Islands amounted to 30,000 pounds ... In the late 1890s, Rarotongan coffee production suffered due to a blight that affected the plants ...
Fort-Liberté - Economy
... tillage has been the main occupation which encompasses sugar-cane, coffee, cocoa, and cotton ... and economy of the city and its precincts, at present are – coffee, cacao, honey, logwood, pineapple, and sisal, which are the principal products ...

More definitions of "coffee":

  • (noun): A beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans.
    Example: "He ordered a cup of coffee"
    Synonyms: java

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