I’ve been playing around a lot in Wikipedia lately. Using it to give me inspiration to learn and share oddball facts.

Today I wondered: "is there a definition for coffee?"

I mean, I knew there would be, because it’s a word, but I was really curious about what it would say. Would it talk about the chemical properties of coffee? Starbucks?

Well, here is what Wikipedia has to say about coffee:

Coffee is a beverage, served hot or with ice, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. These seeds are almost always called coffee beans. Coffee is the second most commonly traded commodity in the world (measured by monetary volume), trailing only petroleum, and the most consumed beverage. In total, 6.7 million tonnes of coffee were produced annually in 1998-2000, forecast to rise to 7 million tonnes annually by 2010. [1] Coffee is a chief source of caffeine, a stimulant.

Expected: it’s a plant, business of coffee, consumption, caffeine.

Unexpected: putting "served hot or with ice" rather than "with milk or sugar". ;)

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