coffee

Definitions

  • The water wagon filled with red-hot coffee
    The water wagon filled with red-hot coffee
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coffee a medium brown to dark-brown color
    • n coffee a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
    • n coffee a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans "he ordered a cup of coffee"
    • n coffee any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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COFFEE MILL, SANTIAGO DE CUBA COFFEE MILL, SANTIAGO DE CUBA
COFFEE AT CASTILLEJO COFFEE AT CASTILLEJO

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are coffee flavored PEZ
    • Coffee a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown.
    • Coffee a cup of coffee{3}, especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go.
    • Coffee a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments.
    • Coffee The beverage made by decoction of the roasted and ground berry of the coffee tree. "They have in Turkey a drink called coffee . . . . This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion."
    • Coffee The coffee tree.
    • Coffee The “beans” or “berries” (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house
    • n coffee The berry of trees belonging to the genus Coffea, natural order Rubiaceæ. Several species, but principally C. Arabica, produce the coffee of commerce. It is a native of Arabia and Abyssinia, but is now extensively cultivated throughout tropical countries. It will grow to the height of 16 or 18 feet, but is seldom permitted to exceed 8 or 9 feet, for the convenience of gathering the fruit. The stem is upright, and covered with a light-brown bark; the branches are horizontal and opposite. The flowers grow in clusters at the bases of the leaves, are pure white, and of an agreeable odor. The fruit is a small, red, fleshy berry, having the size and appearance of a small cherry. Each berry contains two seeds, commonly called coffee-beans or coffee-nibs. When ripe the berries are gathered, and the outer pulp and the parchment-like covering of the seeds arc removed. The Mocha coffee from Yemen in Arabia is reputed the best; but the principal supplies are now obtained from Ceylon, Java, the WestIndies, Brazil, and Central America. The Liberian coffee-tree, C. Liberica, of western tropical Africa, has recently been introduced into cultivation. It grows to a greater size and yields a much larger berry than C. Arabica, and thrives in low damp regions where the latter will not flourish. What is known as the male coffee-berry is simply a result of the occasional coalescence of the two seeds of the fruit into one, and differs in no other respect from the ordinary berry. The name cherry-coffee is given to the coffee-berry as it comes from the tree, before the pulp has been removed or the seeds have been dried.
    • n coffee A drink made from the seeds of the coffee-tree, by infusion or decoction. Before being used the seeds are roasted, and then ground in a coffee-mill, or, as in the East, pounded. The beverage is best when made with coffee-beans freshly roasted and ground. Coffee acts as a slight stimulant, promoting cheerfulness and removing languor; but in some cases it induces sleeplessness and nervous tremblings. The use of it originated in Abyssinia, passed to Arabia several centuries later, and is said to have been made known in Europe by A. Rauwolf, a German physician, whose travels appeared in 1573.
    • n coffee A light meal resembling afternoon tea, at which coffee is served.
    • n coffee The last course of a dinner, consisting of black coffee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
    • n Coffee kof′ē a drink made from the seeds of the coffee-tree, a native of Arabia: the powder made by roasting and grinding the seeds
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Quotations

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”
  • Burt Lancaster
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    “I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.”
  • Turkish Proverb
    Turkish Proverb
    “Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”
  • T. S. Eliot
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    “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

Idioms

That and 50 cents will buy you a cup of coffee - (USA) This is used to describe something that is deemed worthless. "He's got a Ph.D. in Philosophy." "So? That and 50 cents will buy you a cup of coffee."
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Wake up and smell the coffee - When someone doesn't realise what is really happening or is not paying enough attention to events around them, you can tell them to wake up and smell the coffee.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah, wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Café
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Turk. qahveh—Ar. qahwah, orig. meaning wine.

Usage

In literature:

The main staple after sugar and rice is coffee.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
His small paunch distended with cakes and coffee and such delicacies as he'd been plied with.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
He shall have a cigar and a cup of coffee now, and his portrait shall not be painted!
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
In returning he lost a portion of the coffee, but he brought the eclair through safely.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
For coffee use instead of water 2 spoonfuls strong coffee.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
A coffee and liqueur if you like.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
I tell Mr. Dean nobody ever makes coffee like you can at a picnic.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
As the sugar plantation surpasses the coffee in wealth, so the coffee estate surpasses the sugar in every natural beauty and attractiveness.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Here we lighted a fire of driftwood, and made some glorious coffee.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The agent brought in a tray of coffee cups, with a pot of coffee and platter of doughnuts.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The sugar and coffee were forthcoming.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
He never drank any tea or coffee until about four years since, when he took some coffee for a while, but no tea.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
The odor of coffee greeted the Captain's nostrils, as he came forward after securing the dory.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Then the two women made a strong cup of coffee for themselves and put one aside for Mr. Tiralla as well, and warmed his bed with hot bricks.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
I seed Old Missy parch coffee in a skittle, and it good coffee, too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
From this place are shipped the sugar and coffee produced in the northwest part of the island.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
Coffee, acting as Jackson's friend, had a duel with one McNairy, and was severely wounded.
"Andrew Jackson" by William Garrott Brown
All right, Miss, the water's been put on for the coffee.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Hitched up, drank a cup of coffee, ate hard bread.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
He asked for a cup of black coffee.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
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In poetry:

Ivory milk, earth's coffee,
The white face of books
And the touch, feel, smell of paper —
Latin's lovely looks.
"Common Things" by Ivor Gurney
Two dainty hands prepare the draught,
While loving glances meet my own;
Two lips repeat (the coffee quaffed),
"To-night 'tis sweet to be alone."
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard
When preachers tell us all they think,
And party leaders all they mean,--
When what we pay for, that we drink,
From real grape and coffee-bean,--
"Latter-Day Warnings" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When the white coffee-blossoms swell,
The fair moon full, the evening long,
I love to hear the warbling bell,
And sun-burnt peasant's wayward song.
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks
And King Coffee, he was crushed at last,
And the poor King felt very downcast,
And his sorrow was really profound,
When he heard that Coomassie was burned to the ground.
"The Ashantee War" by William Topaz McGonagall
That picture of Severn's is worthy of rever'nce,
But some I won't mintion is rather so so;
For sweet philoso'phy, or crumpets and coffee,
O where's a Pavilion like sweet Pimlico?
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Owner and coffee roaster Max Gonzales has made sure that Catalina stays at the top of its game by keeping its baristas well-trained, its coffee selection well-curated and its cortados well-made, every single time.
On the grounds of Agritopia (home of Joe's Farm Grill) in Gilbert, The Coffee Shop is a sanctuary from run-of-the-mill strip-mall coffee joints.
Is it the Senoia Coffee & Cafe on Main Street in Senoia or is it the Woodbury Coffee House .
The landmark Senoia Coffee & Cafe was transformed Wednesday into the Woodbury Coffee House as part of the set for "The Walking Dead" television show that is currently filming in downtown Senoia.
Since the first one opened in German Village in 1994, the city's coffee drinkers have flocked to Cup O' Joe for inviting atmosphere and, more importantly, really great coffee.
Green Mountain Coffee names Coke exec Brian Kelley as CEO amid coffee company's slowing growth.
The company produces roasted whole bean and ground coffee, specialty coffees, hot chocolate, tea and other products.
The Starbucks $7 coffee is the Seattle coffee shop chain's most expensive brew to date.
Coffee - swirled Coffee and Espresso ice creams .
Researchers in Hong Kong are working with coffee giant Starbucks to turn food waste like stale muffins and used coffee grinds into ingredients for everyday products like plastics and laundry detergents , the New York Daily News reports.
When Jim Storey, self professed IT geek, started Diva Coffee, he knew the world needed a way to make consistently good coffee.
Donut Joe's free small coffee & donut with Donut Joe's Flavored Coffee bag purchase.
Free Small Coffee and Donut when you purchase a bag of Donut Joe's Flavored Coffee.
Jimmy Kimmel is at it again--two cups of coffee to see if coffee drinkers c.
Nashvillians have another coffee shop option thanks to the recent opening of Garage Coffee Company at 1200 Clinton St in Marathon Village.
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In science:

Unfortunately, I could not stomach coffee and thus missed induction into the super world.
Phenomenology using lattice QCD
The students and staff at the NBI for coffee and fruitful discussions.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
So, this is definitely not a coffee table book.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
We enjoyed organising this conference and found the scheduling of long coffee and lunch breaks, aiming to encourage discussions in informal groups, especially positive.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
Cambridge University Press (1999) Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics 59. Reeves, S., Streader, D.: Causal process algebra: always getting the right drink from a coffee machine.
Refinement for Probabilistic Systems with Nondeterminism
Trace semantics is generally considered too coarse, since it equates, for a most famous example, the right and the wrong coffee machines, a.pb ` cq and ab ` ac .
Innocent strategies as presheaves and interactive equivalences for CCS (expanded version)
For example, to the delight of visitors and others he was in the coffee room each day at 10 a.m.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
For top or Higgs production at LHC, one can debate (and one did debate at the coffee breaks) the value of a summation of threshold logs compared to a full calculation at one higher order in αs , as in the talks of Lazopoulos 19 and Mitov 20 .
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
And he thanks them for many enjoyable physics conversations over coffee.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Furthermore I thank the Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University, for hospitality. I thank the proprietors and crew of smal l world coffee in Princeton for kindly supplying me with coffee of reasonable quality.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
The entropy terms are the same as for a cup of coffee in a room: also then there are two temperatures, the one of the room and of the cup, and there are two entropies.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
The fast modes (more precisely: fast modes combined with the bath) play the role of the bath, while the slow configurational modes play the role of the coffee.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
This could apply to mundane situations such as a cup of coffee, or an ice-cream, in a room.
Thermodynamics Far from Equilibrium: from Glasses to Black Holes
This could apply to mundane situations such as a cup of coffee, or an ice-cream, in a room.
Thermodynamics Far from Equilibrium: from Glasses to Black Holes
Petersburg. 1 In fact the speaker was found by tossing a coin by Leonid Gladilin and myself during a coffee break.
Experimental Summary of HSQCD2005
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