- 1[uncountable, countable] the roast seeds (calledcoffee beans) of a tropical bush; a powder made from them decaffeinated/instant coffee ground/real coffee a jar of coffee a blend of Brazilian and Colombian coffees coffee ice cream
- 2[uncountable] a hot drink made from coffee powder and boiling water. It may be drunk with milk and/or sugar added black/white coffee (= without/with milk) Tea or coffee? I'll just make some coffee. Let's talk over coffee (= while drinking coffee). go out/meet for coffee
- 3[countable] a cup of coffee Two strong black coffees, please.
- 4[uncountable] the color of coffee mixed with milk; light brown Idioms
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(usually in orders) used to tell someone to become aware of what is really happening in a situation, especially when this is something unpleasant
wake up and smell the coffee (informal)jump to other results