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Black Coffee

A plain cup of brewed coffee served without any milk or add ons, usually referring to drip coffee.
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What is Black Coffee?

Black coffee is just a plain cup of brewed coffee with nothing added. It's a popular drink for a few reasons. First, it's normally the cheapest drink you can get at a coffee shop. Second, it's usually easy to make at home with personal coffee brewing equipment. Most of the time, if you ask for black coffee you'll be served drip coffee.