What Makes drinking Turkish coffee so special?
It forces you to stop and rest. This is simply because you have to sit down first before you can even take a sip. Otherwise it will spill on you due to the tiny cups. Another words it is not the kind of a beverage you just grab and run or drive with!
Teaches patience. You have to cook it slowly for the best results. The process requires about 5-10 minutes of preparation time (depending on the quantity). It can not be rushed, but it is well worth the wait! (We support the “slow food” movement).
Makes you relax. When you are ready to sit down to have your brew, you will generally be pretty calm due to anticipating a period of rest and relaxation in a perfect mind-set to enjoy a delicious cup of foamy coffee, sip by sip!
Encourages conversation. In the Turkish tradition, freshly brewed coffee is typically shared with someone you care about like family, friends, business acquaintances etc. The idea is to sit down together, savoring the flavors and the friendship while you converse!
Turkish coffee is really all about socializing and relaxing. It also makes a fantastic after meal drink (because it is known to help in the digestion process) and is an anti carcinogen! Finally, it is economical, because you don’t need to use as much coffee!