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    name for coffee which remains in cup

    If you drink Turkish or Greek coffee, they put the grounded beans in your cup and pour water on it. It's not nescafé, the coffee remains in the cup [drink carefully].
    Is there a special name for this coffee that remains?
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    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    I'd say "coffee grounds".
    People read coffee grounds and tea leaves to tell your fortune.

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    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    You might also call it 'coffee dregs'

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    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    You might also call it 'coffee dregs'
    - Dregs is a more general term. I've heard it used of coffee, tea, wine.... Coffee grounds is fine too, but just for coffee.

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    #5

    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    How about sediment or residue?


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    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    Those too, but they are not used in general speech for this purpose.


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    Re: name for coffee which remains in cup

    Thanks for the multiple replies. I will stick with 'coffee grounds' for my article.

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