Coffee was first brought to Istanbul in 1555 by two Syrian traders, and by the mid-17th century, it became an essential part of the Ottoman Court’s elaborate ceremonies. They opened cafes for getting socialize just for coffee. The Sultans were served ceremoniously served by his barista. This ritual. played a role in marriage customs to the extent that women in the harem received thorough training regarding how the perfect brew was to be prepared. And also coffee has several rituals in Turkey. As such, potential husbands would judge a woman by her Turkish coffee-making skills. Even today, when a prospective husband’s family asks for the girl’s parents for her hand in marriage, Turkish coffee is served by the bride-to-be. It bounds you and your friend.
In the southeast of Turkey, they serve as different types. They still keep their old ingredients, beans, and brewing skills. Different types, still exist such as Dibek, Mastic Gum, Mırra, Southeast (Mardin, Bitlis, Sanliurfa), brewed which is a little bit stronger. You may choose the way you like. Serving your drink with Turkish Delight, dried fruits, chocolates, fruit sticks, or any other sweet dessert to your guest would make your friendship more enjoyable.
Arabica and Turkish Coffee
Derived from the Arabica bean and composed of a very fine grind, Turkish coffee has become famous all around the world for both its strong taste and its special methods of preparation and service.
Fortune Telling from Turkish Coffee Cup
Turkish coffee cup-reading is a very popular method of fortune-telling in Turkey, where the shapes left by the coffee grounds represent the past and future of the drinker. You’ll know when you’re done drinking your coffee because a thick layer of grounds will appear at the bottom; when this happens, close the cup with the saucer, make a wish, and turn it over. Once the cup has cooled, the shapes it leaves on the side of the cup can be read, usually at a Falcı (fortune teller), many of which can be found all around the city (some better than others).