“A cup of Turkish coffee commits one to forty years of friendship”.

In the Turkish culture where coffee is served at the start of any visit, there’s grace and magnificence as well as friendship and happiness. It’s mostly drunk after meals and very popular among Turkish housewives as “morning coffee” which is served after breakfast/before lunch time as a part of the tradition,

Turkish women learn to make Turkish coffee at an early age. Especially in the old times when a woman was asked for marriage, potential husband was served coffee and allowed to judge whether the woman was a good match for marriage based upon her ability to make coffee. Some prospective brides used to add salt instead of sugar in order to avoid an unwanted marriage. And if they wanted to end the marriage talks, they used to spill coffee over the guests. Even today, in modern Turkey, some people still keep traditions alive.

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