black, dark

a mug of strong black coffee

milky (esp. BrE), white (BrE)

She drinks very milky coffee with lots of sugar.

frothy (esp. BrE)
hot, steaming

a pot of piping hot coffee

He brought in two mugs of steaming coffee.

flavoured/flavored, hazelnut

The others will be back soon—I'll go and make some fresh coffee.

excellent, expensive, good
gourmet, organic, specialty (AmE)
decaf, decaffeinated
filter (esp. BrE), ground, percolated, real

Would you prefer instant coffee?

Irish (= with whiskey added), Turkish (= very strong, black and sweet)
afternoon, morning
cup, mug, pot

Do you drink coffee?


I had two coffees while I waited.


‘How do you take your coffee?’ ‘Milk, no sugar, thanks.’

sip, take a mouthful of, take a sip of

He took a sip of his coffee.

down, drain, drink up, finish
pour (sb)
go for (esp. BrE), go out for

Let's go out for a coffee when you've finished work.

brew, make

freshly brewed coffee

I'll make some coffee for breakfast.


freshly ground coffee

get cold, go cold
be laced with sth

coffee laced with cognac

keep sb awake
cup, mug
machine, maker, percolator, pot
break, klatch (AmE)
bar, shop
in your coffee

I have milk but no sugar in my coffee.

an aroma of coffee, a smell of coffee

An inviting smell of coffee wafted into the room.

coffee-making facilities (esp. BrE)

Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in the rooms.

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