- 1A hot drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub: a cup of coffee [as modifier]: a coffee potMore example sentences
- I usually just drink ordinary dark roast coffee, as strong as possible.
- He drank the rest of his cup of coffee and ground out the cigarette in the ashtray.
- Wendy's heart was pumping violently in her chest, as if she'd drunk ten cups of coffee in so many minutes.
- 1.1 [count noun] A cup of coffee: we went out for a coffeeMore example sentences
- I assumed he was drinking a coffee, but no, he was actually chewing tobacco the entire time, and raising the cup to discreetly spit in it.
- He remembered that he wanted to buy something to drink; perhaps he could offer to buy her a coffee?
- He was sitting in front of the news drinking a coffee.
- 1.2Coffee seeds roasted and ground, or a powder made from them: a jar of instant coffeeMore example sentences
- Despite shortages of certain items like instant coffee, sugar, and most of our milk powder, the food was lasting well.
- The value of the raw beans contained in a jar of instant coffee may be no more than a few pennies, but the final product may be sold for over £2.
- The gifts offered to health professionals amounted to a jar of instant coffee and some non-medical books.
- 1.3A pale brown colour like that of milky coffee: coffee-coloured skinMore example sentences
- Some give cooler hues of mushroom, putty or milky coffee.
- In the theme of green, male colours such as cream white, light coffee, green and brown along with soft cut and cute details give a profile of romantic woman.
- There are single, doubles, anemone-flowered forms, and an amazing choice of colour variations - from coffee through to citrus yellow.
- 2The shrub which yields coffee seeds, native to the Old World tropics.
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- Genus Coffea, family Rubiaceae: several species.
- Jamaica is an island of plantations where more exotic crops such as bananas, pineapples, cocoa, coffee and sugar cane are grown.
- Unlike cacao and coffee, yerba mate was not a domestic plant when first encountered by Europeans.
- We pass fields of coffee, maize and bananas, including the vast estates of Del Monte.
late 16th century: from Turkish kahveh, from Arabic qahwa, probably via Dutch koffie.