Definitions for "Black beans"
Dead coffee beans that have dropped from the trees before harvesting. Used as the basic unit for counting imperfections in grading coffee on the New York Coffee Exchange. Has a detrimental effect on coffee taste.
Over-ripe coffee cherries that have been harvested too late or have dropped from the trees. They should be discarded because they have a detrimental effect on taste.
A staple food in Latin American cooking, black beans are commonly used in many Mexican dishes and dips. Like most beans, they are high in fiber and are a delicious addition to salads and rice dishes. These beans are available in almost any grocery store and are also called turtle beans.