A drink prepared from roasted coffee beans
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. From the coffee fruit, the seeds are separated to produce a stable, raw product: unroasted green coffee. The seeds are then roasted, a process which transforms them into a consumable product: roasted coffee, which is ground into a powder and typically steeped in hot water before being filtered out, producing a cup of coffee.

Coffee is darkly coloured, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways (e.g., espresso, French press, caffè latte, or already-brewed canned coffee). It is usually served hot, although chilled or iced coffee is common. Sugar, sugar substitutes, milk or cream are often used to lessen the bitter taste.
  1. mayasupernova

    Turkish coffee anyone?

    Hello guys, I live in Serbia, and due to almost 5 centuries under Turkish occupation, we have been left with various food and beverages that originated from Turkey, coffee being among them. Therefore, we drink something that we call Turkish coffee here. We cook it. You pour some water in a pot...
  2. Lupa06

    How do you take your coffee?

    Okay, let me start off by saying I am a true coffee lover!!!!! I do not start my day without one and I definitely enjoy more than one a day. Usually, I just add some milk and half a teaspoon of sugar. On the rare occasion, I buy the specialty creamers, you know the International Delight flavored...
  3. kgord

    Favorite Teas and Coffees

    Do you have a favorite type of tea or coffee? I love Celestial Seasons Bengal Spice tea. I just asked my grocery store to order some...The best way to describe it is like a spicy chai tea. I have Cinnamon spice tea now as a substitute. For coffee, I think my favorite is either Chock Full of...
  4. Duck59

    Britain - a nation of coffee and wine drinkers?

    I appreciate that members of this forum come from all around the world, but there's a fair smattering of Brits on here and here's something I found interesting. It's (bear with me, it does get interesting) the Family Expenditure Report from the Office of National Statistics. Well, not all of...
  5. Lullabelle

    An interesting item for anyone who likes coffee

    If you like coffee and end up throwing away the grinds, here is a useful little nugget of information on what to do with them
  6. Diane Lane

    Growing Oyster Mushrooms At Home

    Something flew past me in my pre-coffee haze this morning, so I did an internet search on a few of the words I caught. I'm not sure this is what I missed, but I'm glad I found it, because it seems pretty useful, and has me interested. I'm not sure I'll grow my own, because I have to be very...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    What is in a name? Cappuccino

    Where does the word cappuccino come from and how did the word for a Capuchin friar come to be used for a cup of coffee? And why did they serve coffee made with egg whites and yolks? OK that last one is not answered but I found it an interesting read but I have to say I am not tempted to try...
  8. Rosyrain

    Coffee: Ground or whole bean?

    When you buy coffee do you buy ground bags or whole bean? There really is no price difference at the store so I tend to buy a little of both. I think whole bean tastes better if you can grind it in batches at home, but preground is more convenient when you are sleepy in the morning.
  9. Caribbean girl

    Has anyone ever tried the 3 in 1 Nescafe?

    I do not drink coffee on a regular basis, but when I do, I like to use the 3 in 1 packets, although this is not the only type of coffee I would use. I think the 3 in 1 Nescafe is very convenient to use. It contains added milk and sugar and comes in small packets that are easy to open. These...
  10. C

    Coffee Conundrum

    How many years does it take for a coffee tree to reach maturity? Brazil is the World's biggest coffee producer but which country comes second? Which TWO varieties are the most widely grown coffee beans? In which city did the first coffee house in Europe open in 1683? Which company introduced...
  11. Vickeree

    Coconut Oil and coffee

    Anyone familiar with bulletproof coffee? It's butter mixed with mct oil and coffee. It supposedly has brain enhancing effects... I don't use the product but I put coconut oil in my coffee instead. I find that it actually tastes good! Or maybe I just got used to it.
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