2.11.2014

Spoil your loved one with a Turkish coffee gift for Valentine's Day!

Are you looking for a great, unique Valentine's Day gift? Running out of time? Don't fret...

We have awesome Turkish coffee gifts available now! 


Check out our site today for last minute gifts, and expedited shipping options. The love of your life will just melt after seeing their beautiful new Turkish coffee set!

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Visit our site today to view our wide selection of Turkish coffee gifts!

9.09.2013

Drink Turkish coffee-- your liver will thank you!


Ditch that tired bottle of wine and give someone the gift of a healthy liver instead.

A new study out of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine suggests that drinking more caffeine "may reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)."

According to the study, over 30 percent of US adults may have this condition-- especially those with diabetes and other liver-affecting disorders. The team found a clear correlation in mice between extra caffeine consumption and lower levels of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Your liver controls a myriad of important processes in your body, and weakening its function is one sure-fire way to get into a heap of trouble.

Coffee, like chocolate, is targeted by a sensationalist news cycle, where news reports seem to flip between glorifying or demonizing the product every other week.

That said, it's hard to ignore the correlation revealed in this groundbreaking study. We feel that coffee has the potential to contribute to healthy lifestyles. We've personally read information linking increased coffee consumption to lowered cholesterol and healthier hearts. There are great health benefits of Turkish coffee in particular, which we've also found to be a wonderful smoking cessation tool.

So, why is Turkish coffee a fantastic choice for anyone planning to increase their caffeine consumption?
  • It's concentrated: one little demitasse cup of Turkish coffee has the caffeine content of a regular-sized cup of drip coffee, or a shot of espresso.   
  • It's cost effective: a Turkish coffee pot is far less expensive than the average home espresso machine. You can also use less coffee because it is unfiltered.  
  • It's delicious: you end up with a tasty beverage that is both pleasant (correctly brewed Turkish coffee is never boiled and never bitter) and full to the brim with the natural oils that give coffee beans their distinct, intricate flavors. 
  •  On the same note: It will be far easier to increase your caffeine intake if you actually like what you're drinking! 
We encourage you to consult with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet or health management. If you think you could benefit from the health benefits of Turkish coffee, check out our Turkish coffee products today.

8.21.2013

Turkish coffee is soaring high at the GBTA Travel Convention!

Thanks to Turkish Airlines and The Global Business Travel Association for a great convention.


We recently served Turkish coffee for Turkish Airlines at The Global Business Travel Association Convention 2013. They were a Super Gold sponsor of the event, and part of their their partnership with Star Alliance involved serving at the #GBTA Star Alliance booth.

We had a great time serving and meeting people at the event, and we're glad Turkish Airlines chose to share the best of Turkey with the international travel community.

If you'd like to experience true Turkish catering in California, whether it be Turkish coffee by itself or with food, click the link above to check out our catering page. 

4.27.2013

What kind of coffee can you use to make Turkish coffee?

What kind of coffee can you use to make Turkish coffee? Any kind will do. It is the "method" that provides the health benefits (because it is unfiltered) and the delicious taste. As long as coffee beans are grind to a fine powder and brewed in specially designed pots that help produce foam, you're good to go.

Most major grocery stores in US have a grinder with a Turkish setting, usually on the far right on the dial. Thus, you can buy any kind coffee bean at your grocery store, grind it and brew it using the Turkish method.


Note: "Turkish" grind and "espresso" grinds are NOT interchangeable. The espresso grind is more coarse (perfect for making... you guessed it, espresso). Commercial coffee grinders need to be fitted with special burrs, or re-calibrated to produce Turkish grind. 

 
You can make your own Turkish grind at home with our Turkish coffee grinders.

That said, manufacturing coffee is an art. From purchasing to roasting and grinding to packaging, every stage of the process calls for a variety of skills and expertise as well as great attention to detail. It takes a perfectionist to choose the highest quality coffee beans, a good ear to hear the songs sung by the beans as they roast, and meticulous attention and care to grind the coffee correctly.

If you want coffee that already has been finely grind and special blends that complement the method, please visit our web store at TurkishCoffeeWorld.com

8.02.2012

Got 5 seconds? Turn boring ice cream into a coffee lover's dream!




Voilà, a quick Turkish coffee ice cream!


Did you know that finely ground Turkish coffee is palatable without preparation? Cooking with Turkish coffee is easy; we use it as a garnish or flavoring for many dishes at Turkish Coffee World, from tiramisu to chicken kabobs.

To spruce up any grocery store ice cream, sprinkle it with Turkish coffee (Psst... we have the largest selection on the web!) You'll be pleasantly surprised to find a rich and sweet flavor that complements vanilla or chocolate very well.  I recommend Mehmet Efendi for cooking, because their grind is very fine and consistent.

Turkish coffee can also be brewed and used as a substitute for espresso in any recipe.



How do you cook with Turkish coffee?

7.18.2012

What's your Turkish coffee story?

Since my dad started our family Turkish coffee business in 2005, I've had the pleasure of meeting individuals from many different walks of life. Some of these people have had Turkish coffee countless times in their lives. Others have never tried it-- let alone attempted to make it.

However, they all cross my path for the same reason: they have Turkish coffee stories.

A son returns from war with a new coffee craving. A mom wants to recreate her parent's drink of choice for her children. A friend is searching for that perfect Christmas gift. You know, for the globetrotter? This is just a small example of the personal connection that many of our customers share with the beverage.

In its roots, Turkish coffee is steeped in centuries of tradition, culture and politics. And though it's the beverage of choice for millions around the world, Turkish coffee is still novel to many coffee lovers.

If you want to know more, find out exactly what makes Turkish coffee more than a great cup of coffee by subscribing today. Just enter your email in the subscription box on the right column of this page.

What is your Turkish coffee story? If you have an interesting Turkish coffee story, leave it below-- or shoot us an email for guest blogging opportunities!

5.22.2012

Grind like an Egyptian.


The California Science Center sure knows how to throw a party! We recently catered Turkish coffee at their Discovery Ball 2012 in Los Angeles. The annual fundraising event that happened to coordinate with the opening of a widely anticipated exhibit, "Cleopatra: The Exhibition" and we had a blast serving coffee and assisting in the decorations. "Cleopatra" runs through December 31.

2.24.2012

A look inside Mehmet Efendi-- the industry standard for Turkish coffee.

 

Mehmet Efendi is a favorite at Turkish Coffee World, and an industry-standard worldwide. Take a look at their original shop in Istanbul, open since 1871!

They have a great English website where you can find more information about their uniquely flavored product.
"This is the original shop, located at Eminonu district of Istanbul, where Mr. Mehmet Efendi started his roasting company in 1871. Today it is the oldest and the biggest roasting company in Turkey. Even though there are many brands these days, people still line up in front of it everyday to buy freshly roasted coffee."
They also package their coffee for a global audience, using sophisticated filling and sealing machines-- as well as specially designed cans that prolong the coffee's freshness-- that allow them to offer each customer a cup of coffee as fresh as the day it was ground.You can buy Mehmet Efendi at our store by clicking the link; we have two sizes, and the option to purchase by-the-case for greater value.


1.20.2012

Turkish coffee potential symbol for EU bid

It's becoming clear that European Union Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış aims to place Turkish coffee in the limelight of cultural negotiations. Ilhan Çulha recently published an recently published an article over at Today's Zaman that illustrates that fascinating intersection-- where Turkish coffee meets politics.

At a speech to organized by the Turkish Coffee Culture and Research Association, Bağış declared his support for Turkey's premier beverage with staunch pride: 

“I drink Turkish coffee and claim it as my own,” he said. He also noted that “Turkish coffee is a good symbol for Turkey’s accession process to the European Union.”

Bağış had more interesting things to say, noting that the culture and originality of the beverage should not be sacrificed for technological advancement-- perhaps a statement critical of the European Union's tendency toward cultural standardization?

You can check out the article here. We agree that Turkish coffee is a great metaphor for the freshness of Turkey's political and cultural aspirations. What do you think?


12.13.2011

Dear Albanians: We Are At Your Service!

Yes folks, it's that wonderful time of year again.

Lately things have been hectic at Turkish Coffee World as we gear up for the holiday rush (who wouldn't want to find a Turkish coffee gift basket underneath the Christmas tree?) That's no excuse for the measly posting rate on this blog-- but I do plan to post far more often as we approach the new year.

Pending that whole end-of-the-world scenario falls flat, of course.

Although much of our energy has been directed toward our seasonal traffic, we are proud to make a very special announcement: Kafe Shqiptare has produced the worlds first uniquely Albanian coffee! 

And here's the best part: we are now the sole U.S. supplier for their Albanian coffee!

We are overjoyed by this opportunity to support Albanian culture!