ASL sign for COFFEE


Definition: A drink made from the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tropical shrub, served hot.

Don't be confused by this production with MAKE.

Related signs: coffee bean.

Gloss: DCL:C + TABLE/\ [assertion] COFFEE/\ DCL:C (on DCL:B) DCL(FALL-OFF).

English equivalent: The cup of coffee falls off the counter.

ASL written for COFFEE

ASL digit artistically written and contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

Etymology: A possible origin of the ASL sign PEPPER by Lyn J. Wiley's personal theory: "Mimes the action of cranking the handle of an old-fashioned coffee-bean grinder (which were used before the advent of commercially available ground coffee beans)." (via email, May 2015)

Deaf-owned Coffee Cafe:

A Deaf-owned business couple runs a coffee cafe, Bravo Caff, for last five years in Taipei, Taiwan! -- Source: Seek the World, March 2020.