All About ''Turkish Coffee''
Although the discovery date of coffee by the Ottoman Empire is not certain, it is rumored that it was with the coffees brought to Istanbul in 1517 by the governor of Yemen, Özdemir Pasha. The Turks have made coffee be called "Turkish Coffee" by cooking it through coffee pots and vats. The discovery of Turkish coffee made an important contribution to the socialization of the people. As a result, it paved the way for coffeehouses, which have become an important culture.
Turkish coffee and its tradition have been added to the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism submitted a candidacy file for Turkish coffee to UNESCO in March 2013 and was accepted. Turkish coffee took its place as the eleventh registered heritage in the list of intangible cultural heritage.
Benefits of Turkish Coffee
-If two cups of Turkish Coffee are consumed a day, it gives energy, strengthens your mental activities and helps you stay awake. If consumed without sugar, it prevents weight and stomach diseases. It is good for stress and depression problems.
In case of regular drinking, it protects the heart thanks to the antioxidants it contains. It reduces the risk of heart disease by repairing the cells in the heart vessels.
-If Turkish coffee is drunk at least half an hour before starting sports, it facilitates the body's fat burning. Coffee, thanks to the caffeine it contains, affects the nervous system, stimulates the heart and circulatory system by secreting the hormone adrenaline, accelerates metabolism and the body's fat burning.
-It strengthens memory against mental diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and depression. It opens the mind and minimizes the risk of mental problems like this. Thanks to the antioxidant feature in Turkish Coffee, it heals respiratory tract inflammations, opens the bronchi, and treats asthma. Drinking a cup of coffee a day is good for fatty liver and reduces inflammation.
Coffee Fortune Culture
In the Ottoman period, the women of the palace used to consume coffee to chat during coffee hours. They used to make comments by adapting the animals and objects resembling the grounds remaining at the bottom of the cup to their own lives. It has even been seen that coffee fortune-telling, whose main purpose is to talk and relax with each other, is the subject of drawings from the Ottoman Empire. Today, coffee fortune-telling continues to be used to relieve the tiredness of the day, to enjoy the environment of friends, or simply with the curiosity of what it will do. Especially in environments and days where women come together, giving up continues to be a ritual.