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Coffee houses of old Istanbul

Coffee houses of old Istanbul

SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN MEETING SPOTS FOR MUSICIANS, SOME FOR WRITERS. SOME COFFEE HOUSES WERE INEVITABLE FOR RAMADAN FESTIVITIES, AND SOME WERE THE GATHERING VENUE FOR FIREMEN. FOR INSTANCE, BLACKBEETLE RACES WERE ORGANIZED FOR GAMBLING PURPOSES AT ARIF’S COFFEE AND GAME HOUSE ON DIVANYOLU…

Coffee is an excuse, because every meeting around Turkish coffee has produced many friendships and conversations for centuries. Even today, Turkish coffee is the most pleasant bridge for relationships, but the foundations of this bridge date back to many years ago.

Coffee, known in the Middle East and around the Mediterranean since the 12th century, becomes more common only in the 14th century. The etymological root of the word coffee is the city “Kaffa the most important coffee production center in South Ethiopia. The word became coffea in Latin and coffee in English. The first pers

Small But Yummy

Small But Yummy

How do you eat finger-food with style and finesse? Our expert offers some tips on how to eat classy snacks with dignity. They`re the tiny snacks that make it possible for us to try a wide range of different, equally delicious ingredients. They are, of course, the mini-savouries which so tease our palates. Around the […]