February 14, 2012

Turkish Coffee Has First Only Museum

The first museum of Turkish coffee opened Feb. 11 at Istanbul’s Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. The museum, opened by the Bilintur Culture Initiative (BKG), which is carrying out a number of works with Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry, is considered the “first place where Turkish coffee is cooked and served in the most prominent way” by the Turkish Coffee Culture and Research Center.

The ceremony was conducted with the participation of Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay, who said Turkish coffee had been presented at a ceremony in the Far East and that tourists showed great interest in it there. He also said coffee was very important in Turkish culture, but that no steps had been taken so far to officially reflect this.

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