Turkish Coffee

Monday, September 6, 2010

Turkish coffeeTurkish coffee is more than coffee, it is a culture. I think we are the only nation which charge this much meaning on the coffee:)
We have even songs about coffee , "Coffee comes from Yemen" very old song ; it is true, Istanbul was introduced to coffee in 1543 during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by Özdemir Pasha, the Ottoman Governor of Yemen, who had grown to love the drink while stationed in that country.

It takes two minutes to prepare it. Using the coffee cup as a measuring cup, pour one cup of drinking water in the cezve per cup of Turkish Coffee (the quality of the water affects the quality of the coffee).
Add two teaspoons of coffee (5 g) and two teaspoons of sugar (as desired) per cup.
Blend the coffee and sugar with a spoon over a low flame.
When the coffee boils over a second time, pour the remaining coffee into the coffee cups.
Allow the remaining coffee to brew a while longer before adding it to the cups.
It is customary to serve Turkish Coffee with a glass of water. The water prepares the mouth for the coffee's flavour.When serving a large group, it is best to prepare semi-sweet Turkish Coffee.

After people decide to marry, the guy' s family comes to visit the girl family, and as a tradition ,the girl cook turkish coffee and serve. Sometimes she put salt inspite of sugar in the boy' s cup and he has to drink it to show how much he loves her, the taste is awful with salt:))) it is cruel tradition i guess:))

Also when we drink coffee ,we close our cups and after it get cool, there is always someone to tell your fortune.. You will marry with a great guy, you will be so succesful bla bla bla... i didnt find anyone who is good fortune teller.. if you know someone ,please let me know:))

Bon appetit...


Chef Dennis said...

Thanks for the history on your wonderful coffee! I am so glad the Turkish started serving coffee, so we could benefit! I do love a good cup of coffee!

Yesim said...

great, one day you should come and i would serve you turkish coffee and after you finished , i will read your fortune:)

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Interesting post :)

Yesim said...

tx ,hope you like :)

Magic of Spice said...

I love Turkish coffee...Great post :)

Yesim said...

tx you so much , i should give free fortune telling for my followers who like turkish coffee:)

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