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TOTW: Coffee Drinks

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emyerson
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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:43AM
After fish heads, inspectors thrive on coffee and lots of it. Since "Fish Heads" is a pretty easy term to understand, and since coffee images are popular, a good understanding of the various coffee-related terms is important. This time around, we're going to look at the following terms:


- Coffee (Hot Drink)
- Coffee (Crop)
- Caffeine (Molecule)
- Espresso (Coffee)
- Cappuccino (Coffee)


First up is "Coffee (Hot Drink)". As the parent term ("Hot Drink") implies, this term is intended for images of the drink coffee, not the beans. Here are some images suitable for the term "Coffee (Hot Drink)":


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The following images - if they had the term - would not have been good matches for "Coffee (Hot Drink)":


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(BTW, LOL).





Coffee Crop and Coffee Beans


These terms are intended for the raw agricultural product that will eventually become brewed coffee, or the same after having been roasted.


Here are some good matches for these terms:


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As these are pretty straightforward and concrete nouns, it's easy to imagine where these terms do not apply; They shouldn't be used on images of brewed coffee, street corner cafes, or coffee urns, unless those images also do portray the beans in some non-trivial way.





Caffeine (Molecule)
This is maybe the trickiest of this bunch. Ideally, this term would only be used on images of the caffeine molecule - 3d renders perhaps of this thing. But we can take a broader view of the term, and allow it on any image that portrays the stimulant properties of coffee. Here are some good choices:


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These images all show people drinking coffee not just for the flavor or aroma, but to help them wake up or stay awake.


Images that would not be good matches for the term "Caffeine" include the following:
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Espresso and Cappuccino


Nothing beats a good cuppa joe, but from time to time a buyer will need some other specific coffee-derived drink. Here are the nuts and bolts of those:


Espresso
Espresso is a hot drink made by forcing extremely hot water through coffee grounds. It is a concentrated shot of beverage, and Americans abroad are often surprised and dismayed at the small serving size.


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Cappuccino
A cappuccino is a coffee drink made with espresso and milk. It is commonly recognizable by the foam on top. Please note that while espresso is the base drink for cappuccino, "Espresso" is not a valid keyword for images of cappuccino.


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Let's discuss.

(Edited on 2010-08-11 15:47:48 by emyerson)
stray_cat
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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:49PM
That's a latte information -- thanks!
fotosmania
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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:12PM
Agreed, a lot of people are just clicking all of the more specific results to get more hits in the search engine, if inspectors crack down more on keywords it should help people to find images faster. I agree though that there are terms as the caffeine above, that are more difficult to describe, but not impossible. Thanks for the lessons on keywords I hope it helps the site run all the more smoother for the buyers.
DOUGBERRY
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Posted Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:48PM
Ethan, Did you steal my Thong?
onfilm
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Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:42AM
Informative as ever, but I'm not sure about the photo representing espresso as we can't see what is in the cup. If she was English, that could be the look of enjoyment from her first cup of tea the day. Or if she is alcoholic it could be the look of contentment that everyone thinks she is drinking coffee when actually it is vodka.
Habman_18
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Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:23PM
I would agree. The same could be said about the other images where a person is holding a mug/cup and the actual beverage can't be seen.

One could agree with 'coffee break' but 'coffee' might be pushing the implication a bit far, without actually seeing the liquid.
emyerson
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Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:47PM
Posted By onfilm:
Informative as ever, but I'm not sure about the photo representing espresso as we can't see what is in the cup. If she was English, that could be the look of enjoyment from her first cup of tea the day. Or if she is alcoholic it could be the look of contentment that everyone thinks she is drinking coffee when actually it is vodka.


Fair enough. I selected that image because the size of the cup was an espresso cup, but I've replaced it now with one that's more specifically espresso. That should make it more decisive.


Thanks for your attention!
onfilm
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Posted Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:54PM
^Cheers! I wasn't being deliberately picky, but over here I would say our espresso cups are smaller than the one originally shown, plus our best china tea cups could have been the size she was holding, so it just didn't scream 'coffee' to me. And there is nothing I like better than a young lady screaming 'coffee' to me.
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Posted Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:24AM
Thanks for the new TOTW Ethan. Very useful information.

Cheers!
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