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noun coffee pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒfi/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a hot, slightly bitter drink made by pouring hot water over brown powder consisting of coffee beans that have been ground (=crushed into very small pieces). Coffee served without milk is called black coffee, and coffee with milk is white coffee
    Would you like a cup of coffee?
    Do you take sugar in your coffee?
    1. a.
      [countable] a cup of coffee
      Two coffees, please.
    2. b.
      [uncountable] the crushed beans that you use to make coffee
      We need some more coffee.
    3. c.
      [only before noun] flavoured with coffee, or used for storing, making, or drinking coffee
      coffee cake/ice cream
      coffee cups
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a light brown colour
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