Coffee Culture: Turkish & Italian Coffee
Written by: Meraleigh Queener
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The Culture of Coffee
Remember our talk last week about coffee beans and the cultures of coffee exploring ways to try Vietnamese and Japanese brews? Or earlier this week about our Lola Beans? If this is all a blur to you, be sure to check out our blog exploring the basics of coffee beans and Part 1 of the Coffee Culture blog series to continue this piece on Part 2!
We discussed the beauty, history, and nature of various types of coffee beans, where they come from, and how they taste. The four primary types of coffee beans are Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, and Liberica each individualized with their own story, upbringing, and taste! Well, guess what? We're taking that convo to the next level deep-diving into the culture of coffee. We can take the knowledge we've gain regarding the various types of coffee beans and apply them to the global world of coffee acknowledging the ways coffee is made in different countries!
There are so many ways coffee is made and it's exciting to see how other people and places cultivate the traditions and practice of coffee creation! Maybe you can pick up a new technique or style of coffee to try this week!
Our lovely world of coffee ranges from Irish Coffee, Vietnamese Coffee, Japanese Coffee, and so much more with Turkish & Italian Coffee brews being today's topic of exploration.
Turkish Coffee is a style of coffee originating in Turkey throughout the Middle East and Balkans that is prepared with finely ground coffee without using a filter. Wait...huh? Without a filter? That's right! The coffee is instead ground so finely that it represents flour and eventually identifies itself in part as the beverage itself. Turkish coffee is known for its richness, depth, thickness, and lightly topped foam as it's pleasantly enjoyed with delightful company. The brewing process isn't known to be all that difficult, but the practice is required to achieve the viscosity and signature foam whipped on top of your rich brew. The taste equates to a strong espresso.
Brewing Process: Brewing Turkish Coffee in a Cezve or Ibrik