Coffee (color)

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Coffee beans before roasting
CoffeeHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6F4E37
sRGBB  (rgb) (111, 78, 55)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 30, 51, 57)
HSV       (h, s, v) (25°, 51%, 44[1]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Coffee is a brownish color that is a representation of the color of an unroasted coffee bean. Different types of coffee beans have different colors when unroasted--the color coffee represents an average.

The first recorded use of coffee as a color name in English was in 1695.[2]

The source of the color displayed at right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, coffee, color sample #58).[3]



Variations of coffee[edit]

Café au Lait[edit]

Café au LaitHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #A67B5B
sRGBB  (rgb) (166, 123, 91)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 26, 45, 35)
HSV       (h, s, v) (26°, 45%, 65[4]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Coffee with milk (a latte)

The color displayed at right is café au lait, also known as coffee and milk or latte. This is a representation of the color of coffee mixed with milk, which when prepared commercially by a barista in a coffee shop is known as a latte.

The first recorded use of cafe au lait as a color name in English was in 1839.[5]

The source of the color "cafe au lait" displayed above right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, cafe au lait, color sample #57).[6]

Café Noir[edit]

Café NoirHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4B3621
sRGBB  (rgb) (75, 54, 33)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 28, 56, 71)
HSV       (h, s, v) (30°, 56%, 29[7]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
A cup of black coffee

The color displayed at right is café noir, also known as black coffee. It is a representation of the color of brewed black coffee.

The first recorded use of cafe noir as a color name in English was in 1928.[8]

The source of the color "cafe noir" displayed at right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, cafe noir, color sample #81).[9]


Coffee in human culture[edit]

Ethnography

  • African people are sometimes described as being coffee colored.
  • People who are mulatto sometimes describe themselves or are described as being colored café au lait.

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6F4E37 (Coffee):
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coffee: Page 53--Plate 15 Color Sample A11
  3. ^ ISCC NBS Color List—See Coffee, color sample #58:
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #A67B5B (Café au Lait):
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cafe au Lait: Page 47--Plate 12 Color Sample A6
  6. ^ ISCC NBS Color List—See Cafe au Lait, color sample #57:
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #4B3621 (Café Noir):
  8. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cafe Noir: Page 39--Plate 8 Color Sample H12
  9. ^ ISCC NBS Color List—See Cafe Noir, color sample #81:

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