part of speech: noun

definition 1: a tropical plant that produces beans. These beans are used to make a dark brown drink.

  • Coffee is grown on large farms in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

definition 2: the beans of this plant, or the drink made from the roasted and ground beans.

  • I went to the store to buy some coffee.
  • More adults than children drink coffee.

Word History

Coffee comes from a Turkish word kahveh, which originally meant “wine.”

Word Builder: coffee +

coffeepot: a pot for making and serving coffee.
coffee break: a rest from work when you eat a snack and drink coffee.
coffeecake: a sweet cake served with coffee.
coffee table: a low table placed in front of a sofa.