The Turkish people are first introduce to the habit of drinking coffee is when the era of the Ottoman dynasty around five centuries ago or around the 1500s. When the governor of Yemen, whose territory was part of the Sultanate Ottoman – bring the seeds, including Arabica coffee beans to the city of Istanbul. Since then the tradition of drinking coffee became part of the customs officials sultan and the environment of the palace and its people.
Shortly after coffee was introduced to the Ottomans in 1543, coffee became so popular so quickly with the opening of coffee shops and small stores that specialize in selling roasted coffee beans (roasted coffee) called “tahmis” and to this day there is a road called Jalan Tahmis in Istanbul’s Eminonu area.
The Ritual Coffee in Turkey can be seen from three things, namely how to make coffee and coffee presentation event when performed as well as read the coffee grounds to predict (fortune telling). First, Ways of making Turkish coffee is made with special ways, although at this time the Turks prefer practical ways of making coffee. But there is also still retain making coffee beverages with traditional ways. Practical steps to make coffee at this time is to use a heater and an electric coffee grinder. Unlike the old way is still practiced is to use traditional tools such as a container of coffee (called Cezve or Ibrik), grinders manual (called Degirmen), cups (called Fincan) and embers for brewing coffee in which the container of coffee will continue to be placed coffee on a bonfire in order to keep warm.
Second, regular coffee Presentation made at the time of application or proposal event, where family bride will serve coffee in various ways. The bride will bring coffee drinks on trays (trays). Where in this event the woman has the right to vote in answering the proposal. Unique enough to answer, for example sengan serves coffee with a sweet taste, bitter taste (without sugar) and salty taste. Flavors of coffee has a meaning. Sweet means the proposal is accepted meanwhile bitter meaning that the proposal was not accepted. Whether for saltiness I still have not got an answer from the existing literature.
Third, grinded coffee powder can also be used to predict for those who believe. The trick adala to see the rest of the coffee grounds from cups or glasses we drink. Coffee before you run out it will be a little left coffee water and the pulp is then poured slowly in a circle on the table horizontally and will form a certain pattern. Then a skilled reading the dregs of the coffee powder will read the pattern and explain about your future. And he will also provide advice in megambil the right decisions on the problems encountered.
Fincan (cups) for mememinum Turkish coffee
Enjoying Turkish coffee is usually accompanied by sweet snacks customary in the past. The example candied fruit snacks known as sherbet, turkish delight or called Lokum, pasta sultan (anatra mixture of honey and 40 kinds of herbs), and halva (sweet cake made of chocolate and sesame plus peanuts or almonds), or other confectionery.
Further, I will practice how to make Turkish Coffee in a practical way using coffee electrical Ibrik to heat the water. Please follow the link writing the sequel to come.