TURKISH COFFE FROM PAST TO PRESENT
TRADITIONAL TURKISH COFFEE PLEASURE
The journey of the coffee began about 1000 years ago in Ethiopia. In the southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula it was roasted in the sun and became a popular hot drink. When the first coffee house was opened in Istanbul in 1554, it became the famous “Turkish Coffee” with its unique roasting degree, way of cooking and presentation. That date marked the beginning of a 500 year-long story.
Turkish Coffee was served to the Sultan by coffee masters, a group of 40 permanent staff, in spectacular court rooms. Throughout the following centuries, Turkish Coffee was blended by Istanbul’s mysterious and magical atmosphere and spread later to North Africa, Middle East, Europe and from there to America. Coffee was introduced to Venice in 1615, Marseille in 1644, London in 1654, and Paris in 1669.