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Turkish coffee 225x300 Turkish coffeeTurkish coffeeis a beverage that has always been a part of Turkish culture. Sometimes people drink it for enjoying but sometimes it is used to predict the past and the future. And sometimes, art is practiced on it. It is the indispensable factor for the first step into marriage. There were poems and songs written for it. An example for it: ‘Heart wants neither coffee nor café, heart wants chat, coffee is an excuse’.

People should know how to make and drink it. Serving is even important. It is served on the silver trays with ornamented covers and then you feel the difference.


Turkish coffee is famous for its history as well as its unique taste. It is told in the books that Özdemir Pasha, the governor of Yemen, brewed the coffee. Although it was forbidden for being a sin for a while, it became irreplaceable in our culture. The first serial production and the sale date back to the 18th century. You remember the name ‘Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi’, which we see everywhere…

PREPARING THE COFFEE (how to make turkish coffee)

Preparing the coffee requires skill and knowledge. Everybody can make the coffee, but if that person doesn’t know how to make it, then the coffee doesn’t give its real taste. Firstly, the coffee should be fresh. It is important that the coffee should be drunk slowly but before it goes bad. This is the first rule while preparing the coffee.

It is told that a single cup of coffee is remembered for 40 years. In order to provide this respect, a cup of water and a full coffee spoon of coffee are put into the coffee pot for each cup. You can also add sugar.

Another rule is that the coffee should be heated up slowly. When it starts to have foam on it, the foam is put in each cup equally. When the coffee starts to boil, more coffee is poured into the cups. After heating up the coffee a little bit more, all the coffee is put and served. It is most delicious when it is made on the barbeque. Today copper ornamented coffee pots are still produced and they are put into the wedding chests of our daughters.


Dinner is over, dessert has been eaten. It is time to drink a cup of Turkish coffee then. Moreover, it has benefits on health as well. It makes digestion easier. When drunk, caffeine stimulates the brain. It gives energy and protects the teeth. Coffee without sugar stops pyrosis. Briefly, it is a cure for so many kinds of sickness. It provides not only enjoyment, but also healthiness.

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Don't you think that we need a movie about our history?

A movie as a good quality like hollywood movies with full modern technology.I prefer watch these then watching so called hero stories like Troy and 300 spartans.I think we have full of these to be proud of.And that will be the best way advertise our country as Turkiye.which historical event will be the best.

An accurate one would be good , but if it comes out of Hollywood then you would have to expect the likes of Vin Diesel or Stallone single handed defeating the Anzac's at Gallipolli whilst ignoring orders from Ataturk.

perhaps the true story about the Ottoman Turks who defended the Dugouts before the ill fated charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war.

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