The etymology of the word coffee exposes an extensive journey that begins with classical Arabic qahwah, continue with the Turk kahve and reaches the Italian caffe, before acquiring the form that distinguishes it in the Spanish language.
Coffee, says its definition, is the name of the coffee seed , a tree that grows naturally in Ethiopian territory and belongs to the Rubiáceas group. The coffee tree is between four and six meters high, has opposite leaves of greenish hue, its flowers are white and its fruits are exhibited in red berry.
The seed of this tree, that is, coffee, usually measures about one centimeter, being flat on one side and convex on the other, with a longitudinal groove. Its color is greenish yellow.
By extension of the term, it is known as coffee a la drink which is made by infusion of this roasted and ground seed. It is a socializing drink, since the people They usually gather around the practice of drinking coffee. In this sense, coffee is an excuse for social gatherings and conversation. For example, the phrase “Today I went to have coffee with Maria” It transcends its explicit meaning, since it assumes that the person in question held a talk with Mary .
When talking about coffee, we cannot ignore determining that there are several types of this product and that they are determined based on where they are produced. Thus, for example, we have the American coffee that is the one that produces in Brazil and the Caribbean; Arabic that comes from Yemen and is characterized by its fruity flavor and high quality; that of Asia, and that of Hawaii that has an acid taste.
In addition to this classification we can also catalog coffee based on its preparation method. Let's look at some of the best known or consumed classes worldwide:
Coffee with milk. It is the one that is made from a part of espresso coffee (made with espresso machine) and two of milk.
Viennese coffee. This drink is made with a high percentage of coffee to which is then added a little whipped milk and chocolate.
Mocha coffee This is done using the mixture, in equal parts, of coffee, milk and chocolate.
Coffee cut. It is an espresso to which a few drops of milk is added.
Cappuccino coffee. It is made from equal proportions of milk, milk foam, espresso and some chocolate chips.
Bonbon coffee. It is the fruit of the union of two parts of coffee and one of condensed milk.
Broadly speaking, these are the two main classifications that are made of coffee, although a third one can also be carried out based on the device used to make it and which determines that it is possible to talk about espresso coffee, stew coffee or coffee drip coffee maker.
On the other hand, it is known as coffee establishment where this drink is marketed and ingested , as well as other drinks: "We meet at five in Mario's cafe", “This morning I had breakfast at the corner cafe”.
Finally, in some countries it is described as coffee at a hue of Brown color .