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 – no 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!