The story of how coffee was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, and innovation.
The coffeehouse, where Nasreddin Hodja works, couldn’t get better advertisement than its own delicious diverting roasting-coffee smell; which pulls locals and tourists alike, to wait for fresh coffee in surprisingly orderly lines that snake deep into the grand bazaar in Istanbul. … TURKEY: Nasreddin Coffee Stories
Coffeehouses in Constantinople/Istanbul were places for man to drink coffee, to meet, to do business, to discuss politics, art and literature.
The mythical origins of coffee, are steeped in legend and topped with a creamy dollop of speculation. … TURKEY: On the mythical origins of Coffee