I am in Turkey now and I receive a lot of questions about Turkey and Turkish culture. In today’s post I would like to share one of the most popular beverages, Turkish coffee.
I literally can not start my day without Turkish coffee or espresso. When my family visits me, they bring a lot of fresh Turkish coffee.
Turkish coffee is indispensable for the Turkish people. It is associated with coversations made with family or friends as a pleasure. Making Turkish coffee is very easy and fast due to automatic machines.
In today’s post I would like to talk about the unknown facts and my favorite Turkish coffee brands.
Here is what you need to know about delicious Turkish coffee.
Turkish coffee was first intoduced in 16th century by Ozdemir Pasha- Turkish Governor of Yemen. He discovered a new beverage in his region and he brought it to Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent.
The Sultan’s staff try a new method for prepare the drink. It immediately became popular in palace and integrated Turkish culture.
Turkish coffee is derived from the Arabica bean and composed of very finely grind.
It is prepared in a cezve, a special small pot with a long handle that is traditionally made of brass, copper, gold or silver. In recent days, they are also made from ceramics and stainles steel.
Turkish coffee is used to see the future. It is prepared using finely ground coffee beans without filtering and these ground left after drinking coffee. The cup turned over into the saucer to cool and patterns of the coffee grounds are used for fortune telling.
Turkish coffee is usually served with lokum but recent days many people serve with chocolate or nuts as a healthy option.
Turkish coffee has many healthy benefits such as effective on the digestive system, antioxidant, prevent serious diseases.
Coffee grounds softens when contacted with the skin and prevent cellulite by massage.
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