TURKS AND COFFEE
 

Drinking coffee is a unique pleasure for Turks.
 

A cup of Turkish coffee is endowed with a variety of important connotations for Turks: friendship, affection and sharing. This is best illustrated in the old saying: “A single cup of coffee can create a friendship that lasts for 40 years”. Turkish coffee is such an intrinsic part of Turkish culture that it has given its name to the word for breakfast, “kahvaltı”, which translates as “before coffee”, and is derived from the words “kahve” (coffee) and “altı” (before).
 

Serving a cup of Turkish Coffee is also a way of sealing a friendship. The preparation and care taken by a host in serving Turkish Coffee to his guests is an important aspect of hospitality. In Turkey, it is traditional for a prospective bride to serve coffee to her suitor and his family when they come to ask for her hand in marriage. Accepting a cup of coffee is a source of pride to the person who offers it. This is illustrated in the Turkish expressions “his coffee can be drunk” and “I would drink a cup of your coffee”.
 

Nothing compares to long, friendly conversation over a cup of frothy Turkish Coffee, followed by having your fortune told.
 

CHARACTERISTICS
 

Turkish Coffee…
 

  • Is the world’s oldest coffee brewing method.
  • Consists of foam, coffee and grounds.
  • Remains on the palate longer than all other types of coffee thanks to its soft and velvety foam.
  • Remains hot for a long time thanks to its delicious foam, which keeps its form for several minutes after the coffee is poured.
  • Cools much more slowly than other varieties of coffee as it is served in thin cups, thus prolonging the drinking pleasure.
  • Has an unforgettable flavour thanks to its thick, syrupy consistency that stimulates the taste buds.
  • Is thicker, softer and more aromatic than other types of coffee.
  • Is easily discernible from other types of coffee due to its unique aroma and foam.
  • Is the only coffee that can be boiled.
  • Is the only coffee that can be used to predict the future. Cafedomancy: The use of coffee grounds to cast fortunes.
  • Is unique in that its grounds are left in the cup: the coffee is not filtered or strained because the grounds settle at the bottom of the cup.
  • Does not have to be sweetened after it has been poured as the sugar is added during preparation.
  • Is healthy as the grounds that settle at the bottom of the cup are not drunk.
  • Does not cause bloating, even if enjoyed often, as it is served in small portions.
  • Contains less caffeine in one serving than other types of coffee.

Portion Amount of Caffeine
 

Turkish Coffee 65 ml (one cup)
 

  • Is practical and economical because one only needs a cezve to brew it.
  • To be enjoyed at its best, must be consumed immediately after roasting or else properly packaged in order to preserve its aroma.

Merging traditional attention to detail and the latest technology, Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi carefully roasts, grinds and packages delicious Turkish Coffee. Our specially packaged delicious Turkish coffee can be purchased in any desired quantity. Its taste and aroma will remain as fresh as the day it was ground until its expiration date.

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