coffee

a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant. any of several Old World tropical plants (genus Coffea and especially C. arabica and C. canephora) of the madder family that are widely cultivated in warm regions for their seeds from which coffee is prepared. coffee seeds especially roasted and often ground. a dehydrated product made from brewed coffee. a cup of coffee. COFFEE HOUR.