While doing research about Turkish Coffee Culture,
we found interesting facts that really differ from other coffee cultures around the world.
In terms of how the Turks make their coffee to what it represents to them.
Nevertheless, we’d like to represent the Turkish Culture
and traditions in general, including its coffee culture,
because it is rich with its traditions, customs, tea and coffee drinking rituals. Let’s dive in!
Interesting Facts about Turkish Coffee Culture
Istanbul is on two continents
Ankara is actually the capital of Turkey, not Istanbul
The Turks love their tea
In spite of the country’s long history of coffee consumption,
tea is the most commonly consumed hot drink in Turkey.
In fact, it is a symbol of Turkish hospitality to offer guests a cup of tea.
Turkish people prefer to drink tea all day long, so there is never a bad time.
The “Evil Eye” is
the best-selling souvenir
Throughout the ages, the evil eye has always been considered
a powerful protective symbol to conquer
and defy evil forces and negative energy.
Turkey is home to the Kebab
Santa Claus was born in Turkey
Are you surprised?
It is believed that he was born in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey.
Social Importance of the Turkish Coffee
Hopefully, you got to know Turkish Culture a little bit better
with these awesome fun facts.
It’s time to introduce you to Turkish Coffee
Turkish Coffee is also a symbol of hospitality and friendship
It’s an invitation for intimate talk and the sharing of daily concerns.
It’s very important and profound in Turkish Culture
making it one of UNESCO’s Items of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
How can you make your
Turkish Coffee – kahve?
To do it right, the process demands careful attention.
First, grind the beans ultra-fine.
Take your cezve
– a metal jug with a long handle, add a cup of cold water
and a teaspoon of coffee grounds for each person you’ll be sharing with.
To give the coffee a rounded sweet taste,
you may want to add sugar at this point,
without stirring in order for the sugar to settle
and caramelize at the bottom.
Once you warm the jug slightly, whisk the ingredients together gently
with a teaspoon to combine them.
The cezve will begin to form a thick foam;
when you see this,
remove the jug from the heat
and skim the foam into a cup (traditionally a fincan
before returning the coffee to the stove.
Your Turkish Coffee is now ready.
The coffee culture in Turkey is definitely different
than all of the other coffee cultures in the world.It’s pretty unique and you won’t find it anywhere else.
You can always try and make your own Turkish coffee