5 marzo 2021
Turkish coffee | CafeSociety
What is special about Turkish coffee
- First appearing in the Ottoman Empire, under the strictest interpretations of the Quran the strong coffee was considered a drug, and its consumption was forbidden. Due to the immense popularity of the beverage, the sultan eventually lifted this prohibition.
- Coffee is an important part of Middle Eastern culture, and it’s prepared and served quite differently than in the West. In fact, the term “Arabic coffee” generally refers to one primary method of coffee preparation (Turkish), with several variations. One important distinction between Turkish coffee and typical drip coffee: Turkish coffee is actually cooked with sugar rather than adding the sweetener later. Also, the coffee is served in small cups and sits for a few moments before serving, to allow the grounds to sink to the bottom of the cup and settle.
- In Greece, Turkish coffee was formerly referred to simply as ‘Turkish’ (τούρκικος). But political tensions with Turkey in the 1960s led to the political euphemism «Greek coffee» (ελληνικός καφές),» which became even more popular after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus Greek–Turkish relations at all levels became strained, ‘Turkish coffee’ became ‘Greek coffee’ by substitution of one Greek word for another while leaving the Arabic loan-word, for which there is no Greek equivalent, unchanged.» There were even advertising campaigns promoting the name «Greek coffee» in the 1990s. (en.wikipedia.org)
Is Turkish Coffee Stronger Than Regular Coffee?
- Yes. Because it brews longer, more flavors are extracted from the beans; the lack of filter also contributes to the robust taste. However, generally speaking, espresso still has less caffeine per serving than both Turkish and regular automatic drip coffee. (thespruceeats.com)
- Since it’s unfiltered, Turkish coffee may contain higher levels of the beneficial compounds found in traditionally brewed coffee.
- Consuming caffeinated coffee may protect your brain against certain neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease. (healthline.com)
- Turkish coffee‘s special preparation, brewing techniques, and rich communal culture made it worthy of being inscribed in 2013 into UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The tradition itself has also been recognized as a symbol of hospitality and friendship, with locals meeting at coffeehouses to converse over coffee, or coffee being offered to visitors as a welcoming gesture. The beverage’s importance in social occasions was also an important factor in its inscription, with coffee being served during holidays and engagement ceremonies. (theculturetrip.com)
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