Documentary to present the history of Turkish coffee in the United States


Turkish coffee culture will be introduced to the United States with a new documentary filmed in seven cities. Prepared by the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation, “Turkish Coffee Tales of Anatolia” will show the different ways of preparing the traditional drink in these various cities.

The documentary is set to debut on World Turkish Coffee Day on December 5 and will be promoted with performances by Turkish micro-artist Hasan Kale in several cities including New York, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Laz Vegas and San Francisco. .

The film features shootings at dibek coffee in the southeast of Mardin province, mırra coffee in the south of Şanlıurfa province, menengiç coffee in the southeast of Gaziantep province, saffron coffee in northern Karabük province, coffee on embers in mastic gum in western Izmir and traditional Turkish coffee in Istanbul.

A photo from the filming of the documentary “Tales of Turkish Coffee from Anatolia” in the central province of NevÅŸehir. (Photo AA)

The aim of the documentary, which lasts about an hour, is to effectively tell the presentations and stories of the types of Turkish coffee to foreign societies and cultures.

500 year old Turkish brand

Gizem Şalcıgil White, the founder of the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they are working on an important documentary. Stating that Turkish coffee is a 500-year-old brand, she noted that they have been promoting Turkish coffee in the United States and other countries for 12 years.

“Turkish coffee is the world’s first method of cooking coffee, which was developed by the Turks in the 16th century. However, Turkey does not come to mind first when we talk about coffee because we couldn’t relate the history of our traditional drink to the world. ”said alcıgil.

According to her, they wanted to tell how coffee culture developed in Istanbul and how it then spread to Europe through the documentary. “We have organized different presentations of Turkish coffee in different regions. Our aim is to make the perception of Turkish coffee more appreciated abroad and increase the demand. Turkish coffee is also a very healthy coffee. We will present our documentary. abroad by combining health, culture and history. We want Turkish coffee to have the value it deserves. “


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