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Turkish coffee is simple and romantic, the way it was first made as a coffee drink. Turkish coffee is not the kind of coffee you grab on the way to work...it's a coffee for quiet enjoying. Turkish coffee is especially good for those who love... life!

Turkish coffee was invented as a drink during the 16th century in the Middle East--brewed in little pots called ibriks or cezves. From Egypt it spread through the Middle East, and then into Europe and Russia. Today you'll find Turkish coffee in Middle Eastern and Greek restaurants from New York to San Francisco, and…of course, one very busy little shop in Kentucky called Natasha's Cafe.

 

Turkish Coffee Blends

We offer Several blends of Turkish Coffee, ground extra fine for use in ibriks.

Turkish Coffee Turkish coffee is found throughout the Old World. It's stronger than espresso, but not as bitter. That's what my Russian friends in Lexington stop by to get. That's what Gene and I use at home. Available in whole bean

1/2 lbs. bags $7.25    Ground  Whole Bean   Decaf

1 lbs. bags $14.00      Ground  Whole Bean   Decaf

Loumidis Coffee

Greek Coffee is imported from Athens. It's a sweet blend of Brazilian coffee and chicory. If you've been to Greece you know exactly what I mean - there's nothing like it anywhere else in the world. Its made the same way as Turkish coffee, in ibriks, but of course the Greeks would never call it Turkish.

1 lbs. bag of Greek Coffee $14.50

Kosher Turkish Coffee is not just Kosher, this Arabica bean is ground to perfection and has a dark rich flavor that we love. It's prepared under the supervision of Rabi Haddad Lod Rabbinate in Israel and vacuum packed for freshness.
Turkish Coffee

Coffee Cairo is Turkish coffee, spiced with cardamom and cloves, a blend closer to the first coffee of the 16th and 17th centuries. They drink it this way in most of the Middle East, in Middle Eastern restaurants in America, and of course, in Cairo.

1/2 lbs. bag of Coffee Cairo $9.00

1 lbs. bag of Coffee Cairo $16.00

Coffee Africa is a rich blend of Turkish coffee & chocolate; it tastes sweet and sexy.

1/2 lbs. bag of Coffee Africa $8.00

1 lbs. bag of Coffee Africa $15.50

Excited women
Turkish CoffeeBerber Coffee Our quest for exotic coffees led us to the grandmother of all spices -- coriander, probably one of the first spices used by mankind, having been known as early as 5000 BC. While cardamom is the most predominant spice added to Turkish coffee in the Middle East, coriander is the preferred spice for many North Africans. Berber Coffee is our own blend of the finest Central American coffees, freshly ground with fresh coriander added.
Just who are those Berbers anyway!

1/2 lbs. bag of Berber Coffee $7.50

1 lbs. bag of Berber Coffee $14.50

Cafe' Najjar Green Mr. Najjar started his family business so long ago the name is almost synonymous with coffee on the Middle Eastern restaurant circuit. Imported from Beirut, Lebanon this brand is by far the most popular for Middle Eastern folks.

Pure Brazilian coffee with cardamom. If you're trying this one for the first time watch out... the cardamom is pretty overpowering. The coffee is vacuum packed sealed for freshness. 

Ground Green Label (cardamom)  1 lb. $9.75

Cafe' Najjar Blue Mr. Najjar started his family business so long ago the name is almost synonymous with coffee on the Middle Eastern restaurant circuit. Imported from Beirut, Lebanon this brand is by far the most popular for Middle Eastern folks.

Pure Brazilian coffee without cardamom. The coffee is vacuum packed sealed for freshness. 

Ground Blue Label (plain)  200g. $4.75

Ground Blue Label (plain)  lb. $9.75

  

Cyprus Coffee Coffee many times becomes the cultural signature of a region, a sensuality that helps define it. Those who leave home sometimes enjoy it nostalgically, but for us coffee troupers always on the lookout for a brand new taste, it's a discovery.  This is our latest addition to the Turkish coffee experience.
Packed by People's Coffee in Nicosia, Cyprus. Vacuum packed.

7 oz ground $7.50

Zlatna Dzezva Imported from Bosnia this brand is gaining in popularity partly because there are so many Bosnians living here now. Our new friends brought with them a splendid taste for a Turkish coffee.

1 lb bags $9.75

Turkish Coffee Sampler #4 for those who aren't quite sure, just sample four of our in-house Turkish coffee blends. 1/4 lb. of Africa, 1/4 lb. of Cairo, 1/4 lb. of Berber, and 1/4 lb. of Natasha's Turkish coffee.

Set of four sample coffees $12.00

To make Turkish coffee you will also need


An Ibrik

Or


An Old Style Ibrik

And


A Demitasse Cup & Spoon

don't drink coffee out of your hand


Some helpful instructions and articles:
How to Pour Turkish Coffee   How Much Coffee, How Much Water?    The World's First Coffee Pot
From Russia Without Coffee    Reflections on Turkish Coffee

Some helpful sites about coffee:
HowToBrewCoffee.com      INeedCoffee.com

 

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Coffee Gift Sets

Table Burner

Millennium Gift Set

The Turkish Coffee Gift Set brings to the table the oldest coffee drinking ritual: Coffee brewed in small pots called cezves and served in demitasse cups already sweetened. Turkish coffee is still prepared this way in the old country and in Middle Eastern and Greek restaurants from New York to San Francisco. Simple and romantic. A perfect gift for coffee lovers....We offer two gift sets, one with demitasse cups and saucers and one without.

Includes double ibrik, 1/4 LB. of Natasha's Turkish, Cairo and Africa blends, ibrik instructions, "History of Coffee " article, some straw and a box. Deluxe gift set includes demitasse cups and saucers.

Includes Gift Presentation

Millennium Gift Set $35.00

Upgrade to Deluxe Set with Demitasse Cups $43.00  

Did you know?

In 15th century Turkey it was legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he failed to provide her with her daily coffee quota! The world's first coffee shop, Kiva Han, opened in Constantinople in 1457. In 1672 the first coffee shop opened in Paris.

More History of Coffee

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