Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried.
Dried coffee seeds (referred to as beans) are roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor.
Roasted beans are ground and brewed with near boiling water to produce coffee as a beverage.
Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world.
It can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways (e.g., espresso, French press, cafe latte, etc.).
It is usually served hot, although iced coffee is also served.
Clinical studies indicate that moderate coffee consumption is benign or mildly beneficial in healthy adults, with continuing research on whether long-term consumption inhibits cognitive decline during aging or lowers the risk of some forms of cancer.
It was here in Arabia that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in a similar way to how it is now prepared.
Coffee seeds were first exported from Eastern Africa to Yemen, as the coffee plant is thought to have been indigenous to the former.
Yemeni traders took coffee back to their homeland and began to cultivate the seed.