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Turkish Coffee 

In 2013, Turkish coffee culture and tradition took its place in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

The Turkish word for breakfast, "kahvaltı", even translates directly as “the meal before coffee”, explaining how critical it is to Turkish culture. Turkish coffee is boiled (with sugar already inside) in a special pot called a Cezve, and is boiled until it froths, often multiple times. If you go to visit friends and family in Turkey, Turkish coffee is always part of every occasion and will always be offered when you enter someone's home.


Did you know...

Fortune can be told with Turkish coffee grounds left in the cup?

In Turkey, a favorite pass time is drinking Turkish coffee followed by having your fortune told from the leftover coffee grounds in the cup. This practice of divining the future, “fal” in Turkish, and the broader field of astrology in Turkey, can be traced back to at least the Seljuk Empire, dating back to the times of Tuğrul and Çağrı Bey in 1028.


Sources: GoTürkiye, Proder