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Coffee is a brownish color that is like the color of a ripe but unroasted coffee beans. Different types of coffee beans have different colors when unroasted--the color coffee represents an average. The first time coffee was used as a color name in English was in 1695. The source of the color displayed at right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #58).

The first recorded use of Cafe au Lait as a color name in English was in 1839. The source of the color "Cafe au Lait" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #57).

The first recorded use of Cafe Noir as a color name in English was in 1928. The source of the color "Cafe Noir" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #81).

Tones of coffee color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Café au Lait (Coffee and Milk) (Latte) #A67B5B 166 123 91 26° 30% 50%
Coffee #6F4E37 111 78 55 25° 34% 33%
Deep Coffee (Roast Coffee) #704241 112 66 65 27% 35%
Café Noir (Black Coffee) #4B3621 75 54 33 30° 39% 21%


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