November 3, 2010

Turkish Coffee in Santa Monica: Flying Saucers Café Turns 1-Year-Old

Courtesy of Flying Saucers

There are some neighborhoods where Turkish coffee is easier to find than an out of work actor. Santa Monica isn’t one of them. At Flying Saucers, owner Ryan Morris, 33, makes excellent Turkish coffee, the old-school way.

Ground with cardamom, cinnamon and other spices until it’s so fine it’s like dust, the brew is served unfiltered. Don’t stir. This is a ritual that requires patience. Let it settle as it forms a muddy layer at the bottom of your demitasse cup. Fortunately, Flying Saucers is the kind of café where patrons like to linger.

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