Coffee, a Turkish tradition

Today, Turkish coffee shops continue their role in society as a meeting place for both the cultured citizen and the inquisitive traveler. Istanbul offers many new and delightful cafe-restaurants where friends and family meet to discuss topics of the day and drink a cup of traditional Turkish coffee.

Derived from the Arabic bean, Turkish coffee is a very fine, powder-like grind. An aromatic spice called cardamom is sometimes added to the coffee while it is being ground. One can also boil whole seeds of cardamom with the coffee and let them float to the top when served.

Turkish Coffee from Turkey
Turkish Coffee
from Turkey

Turkish coffee has three levels of sweetness ranging from very sweet to black. Since sugar is not added to the coffee after it is served, spoons are not needed. As the coffee begins to heat, it begins to foam. A rule of the Turkish coffee ceremony dictates that if there is no foam in the coffee, the coffee was not well-done.

Turkish coffee is served hot from a special coffee pot called a cezve. Tradition states that after the guest has consumed the coffee, the cup is turned upside down on the saucer and allowed to cool, the hostess then performs a fortune reading from the coffee grounds remaining in the cup. Rich in tradition and flavor, Turkish coffee remains a traditional drink in Turkey today.

Afiyet Olsun means: Enjoy your coffee !

 



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More information about coffee, tea water pipe and other turkish drinks:
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Buy Turkish Coffee:
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Buy a special pot to make Turkish coffee
Buy coffee grinder made in Turkey
Buy a special porcelain coffee cup from Turkey
Book: The Complete Guide to Coffee Grounds & Tea Leaf Reading
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Buy the original Black Tea from Turkey
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Articles about coffee, tea and water pipe:
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About Other Turkish drinks:
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