We are proud to announce the opening of Dripp Coffee in Chino Hills, California!
Fed up with the usual spread of mega-corporate coffeehouses, stale gas station coffee and fast food frappes, Inland Empire coffeeconsumers are craving something different– and better. Luckily for them, Dripp will offer Turkish coffee as a permanent menu item, along with organic baked goods and coffeehouse standards-done-right. And you don’t even have to drive to L.A.!
With that in mind, we wish the best to our friends in Chino Hills, Dripp. Be sure to check out their recent feature in LA Weekly:
A few years ago, Rabih Sater was working in the energy industry. A few years ago, the country was mired in a Great Recession, and the energy industry, like most other industries then (and now), slowed down considerably. Rather than holding out to become, say, an oil baron à la Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, Sater decided to focus on an entirely different type of black gold: coffee. His “coffee boutique,” Dripp, opens in The Shoppes at Chino Hills this week and brings Intelligentsia beans and Turkish coffee to the Inland Empire.
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Steve Woolsey, a designer, composer, writer and performer shares some musings on Turkish coffee.
I have been trying to find a decent cup of Turkish coffee in the area for some time. I’ve even tried to find the right tools and ingredients to brew it at home. Ever since I first had a cup in the Czech Republic, it quickly ascended to the top of my beverage-based experiences.
I recently found a cafe not far from my apartment that serves said coffee. It’s called Sweetness 7 (corner of Grant & Lafayette in Buffalo). I had been there a few times prior, but hadn’t realized that the menu included this delicacy.
A few days ago I stopped over to try a cup (a mere $2!), and was surprised and impressed to find what lengths they went to provide an excellent Turkish coffee experience. It was served on a fancy little tray with a small cup for drinking, a small flask of cream, the entire pot of coffee straight off the stove, and one of the best walnut brownies I’ve had in some time.
This is an experience that I will seek out several times a week, for as long as I live in this city.
Murat Tokay published an article in Today’s Zaman, a popular English language newspaper in Turkey, about some fantastic spots to grab a cup of Turkish coffee in Istanbul.
Tokay begins with one of our favorite spots, Pierre Loti Cafe: Located on the hills of Eyüp, with an amazing view of the Golden Horn, the Pierre Loti Cafe is a popular venue for those who want to escape the city. The cafe can be reached by walking up stairs passing through the cemetery located next to the Eyüp Sultan mosque. If you sit near the very front, you can see an amazing view of the Golden Horn before you and sip a delicious cup of coffee. The cafe gets its name from famous French author Pierre Loti, who lived between 1850 and 1923. As a naval officer, Loti came to Turkey in 1876 and stayed for a year. It was during that same year that he discovered the historical coffee on the hills of Eyüp. Ever since then, the cafe on that hill has been called Pierre Loti.He goes on to discuss several great places to get Turkish coffeeheated on coals and cooked on sand, some of the best ways to prepare this delicious drink.
One other thing worth pointing out is Tokay’s discussion about theTurkish Coffee Culture and Research Foundation, a recently created group:
The chairman of the foundation is Atom Damalı, its members include people who contribute a great deal to the sector such as Ahmet Örs, Mehmet Aksel, Merve Gürsel, Osman Serim, Semir Orcan and Ali Sözmen. The mission of the foundation is to set up a standard of how to make Turkish coffee and give it the global attention it deserves. The foundation is also planning to write a book and film a comprehensive documentary on Turkish coffee.We’re certainly going to keep an eye on the Turkish Coffee Culture and Research Foundation, and we wish them the best!