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Former good articleCoffee was one of the Sports and recreation good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Readability and Grammar Changes[edit]

I'm suggesting editing the text thus (I believe that reading the text out loud, the below changes sound better and are clearer)


Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans which are in fact the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. From the coffee fruit, the seeds are separated to produce a stable raw product known as unroasted green coffee. The seeds are then roasted, a process that transforms them into the consumable product known as roasted coffee. This roasted coffee can then be ground into a powder and steeped in hot water (or alternatively have hot water passed through it) before the powder is filtered out, producing a cup of coffee.

Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect on humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways (e.g., espresso, French press, caffè latte, or already-brewed canned coffee). It is usually served hot, although chilled or iced coffee is common. Sugar, sugar substitutes, milk or cream are often used to lessen the bitter taste. It may be served with coffee cake or another sweet dessert like doughnuts. A commercial establishment that sells prepared coffee beverages is known as a coffee shop (not to be confused with Dutch coffeeshops selling cannabis).

Clinical research indicates that moderate coffee consumption is benign or mildly beneficial as a stimulant in healthy adults, with continuing research on whether long-term consumption reduces the risk of some diseases, although some of the long-term studies are of questionable credibility.

The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking as the modern beverage appears in modern-day Yemen from the middle of the 15th century in Sufi shrines, where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in a manner similar to how it is now prepared for drinking. The Yemenis procured the coffee beans from the Ethiopian Highlands via coastal Somali intermediaries, before then beginning to cultivate it. By the 16th century, the drink had reached the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, later spreading to Europe.

The two most commonly grown coffee bean types are C. arabica and C. robusta. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Africa. As of 2018, Brazil was the leading grower of coffee beans, producing 35% of the world total. Coffee is a major export commodity as the leading legal agricultural export for numerous countries. It is one of the most valuable commodities exported by developing countries. Green, unroasted coffee is the most traded agricultural commodity, and the coffee trade is the most traded commodity second only to petroleum. Despite the sales of coffee reaching billions of dollars, those actually producing the beans are disproportionately living in poverty. Critics also point to the coffee industry's negative impact on the environment and the clearing of land for coffee-growing and water use. The environmental costs and wage disparity of farmers are causing the market for fair trade and organic coffee to expand.

roasting and caffeine[edit]

the article says roasting breaks down caffeine. "During this last treatment, while still in the bean state, more caffeine breaks down above 235 °C (455 °F). Dark roasting is the utmost step in bean processing removing the most caffeine."

And the article says roasting does not break down caffeine. "Roasting does not alter the amount of caffeine in the bean, but does give less caffeine when the beans are measured by volume because the beans expand during roasting." and "Caffeine remains stable up to 200 °C (392 °F) and completely decomposes around 285 °C (545 °F). Given that roasting temperatures don't exceed 200 °C (392 °F) for long and rarely if ever reach 285 °C (545 °F), the caffeine content of a coffee is not likely changed much by the roasting process."

so which is it? --2607:FEA8:FF01:79BF:6046:D513:730:8BCC (talk) 23:38, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Good point. My initial instinct was to keep only the latter information, as it has citations, and the former is uncited. However I looked at several studies, and there are conflicting results---some studies show no effect, others show that roasting does reduce caffeine content. It would be nice if there was a metastudy on this, but I haven't found one yet. The article should probably be changed to reflect the inconsistency in the literature. Alecnotalex (talk) 23:27, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

Artificial coffee[edit]

Does this article have a section on efforts to create artificial ("beanless") coffee, which is summarized in this article? 173.88.246.138 (talk) 17:53, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Buna kela[edit]

Is there a Wikipedia article about buna kela, an Ethiopian dish consisting of green coffee beans cooked in clarified butter and eaten as a snack? 173.88.246.138 (talk) 02:45, 22 November 2021 (UTC)