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Turkish Coffee – a drink to be enjoyed!

 

Turkish coffee pot called a cexve in use since the 15th century

Turkish Coffee Pots

Turkish coffee is a experience not only to drink but in the making. Making the coffee is a time honoured tradition dating back to the 15th century. Turkish coffee is an integrated part of the culture with connections to all that is essentially Turkish. The aroma, the smoothness, the sweetness the simple but importent steps to making it all coontribute to its importance. The wait while it is made is a time to ponder and reflect, whilst drinking you focus on the flavour and find a calm within your self. after drinking it you are ready to recommence your daily activities, refreshed and relaxed.

Today you still find coffee being prepared in the traditional way although you can now buy ready packets to which you just add water Рno way would you find me drinking one of them. I like the tradition, the culture the respect for the brewing. It is tradition for the eldest daughter within a house to prepare and serve Turkish coffee, letting visitors know she has wifely skills, to some extent that is still followed. When asking to get engaged a boyfriend and his parents would visit the girls home and there be offered Turkish coffee made by the prospective fiance. Fancy making it yourself? This Youtube site will show you how. I have enjoyed coffee in various places but I have to admit sat beside the Bosphruz in Istanbul, at one of the many little coffee house will be forever in my mind.

In addtion to enjoying a drink of Turkish coffee the fgrounds that make up a 1/3 of the cup are not wasted. Oh no they can read, yes your fortune can be told or FAL as it is known in Turkey. A very relaxing hour can be spent sipping the Turkish coffee, taking in the world and then having your fortune read…excellent way to spend your time!

 

 

 

New Trendy Coffee Places – Visiting New York NoHo

So there’s a new approach to art and coffee in the mingling of forces in New York that will really appeal to people that are interested in lovely coffee and lovely art. There’s a few well known places now and they are getting big shout outs online in this article I was reading the other day and its making me want to take an easy loan from Ferratum and take off to New York from NZ ¬†One of the places is:

Gasoline Alley Coffee:

Gasoline Coffee in new york is my new destination for my trip to NY

It’s a nice place that has gotten a really good review in a neighbourhood that has been quickly gentrified as usual in urban centers: “where NoHo used to be populated with car mechanics and gas stations, it is now filled with charming coffee shops like Gasoline Alley. This industrial-chic coffee shop offers a bright and inviting space with big windows that open up in the summer, providing the petite shop with an open, airy feel.” It looks as though it would be a really nice place to drink good coffee in the heart of New York when visiting after a day of shopping or going out and walking around the city. If anyone else has any other good shoutouts please don’t be afraid to contact me I’ll make a review of the place. Cheers.