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What is coffee? About the ingredient coffee. Including 327 recipes with coffee, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Coffee  is a brewed drink prepared from roasted seeds, called coffee beans, of the coffee plant.

Coffee consumption can lead to iron deficiency anemia in mothers and infants. Coffee also interferes with the absorption of supplemental iron. Interference with iron absorption is due to the polyphenols present in coffee.

Over 1,000 chemicals have been reported in roasted coffee; more than half of those tested (19/28) are rodent carcinogens. Coffee's negative health effects are often blamed on itscaffeine content. Instant coffee has a much greater amount of acrylamide than brewed coffee. Research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee can cause a temporary increase in the stiffening of arterial walls.

Coffee is no longer thought to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. One study suggests that it may have a mixed effect on short-term memory, by improving it when the information to be recalled is related to the current train of thought but making it more difficult to recall unrelated information.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (8 fl oz) (237g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Coffee is usually found in the beverages section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Coffee is a member of the Beverages USDA nutritional food group.

How much does coffee weigh?

measure grams
1 cup (8 fl oz) 237
1 fl oz 29
6 fl oz 178

In Chinese:咖啡
British (UK) term: Coffee
en français:le café instantané
en español:el café

Recipes using coffee

There are 324 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Auntie Lin's Pluto Coffee
Banana Coffee Breakfast Shake
Black Magic Cake
Boozy date and Coffee Cake
Brazilian Iced Chocolate - with Coke
Buttered Rum Coffee
Cajun Coffee
Campfire Coffee
Cappuccino Muffins
Cardamom-Spiced Coffee
Chicken Tomatillo Sauce with Mole Chile
Chocolate Almond Coffee

All 324 recipes


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