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Coffee Rituals

Some special preparation, presentation and consumption rituals have been attributed to the elements that have been given importance throughout history. Among these rituals, coffee has a special place.

Coffee rituals can also be considered as celebrations. Being together, successful work, the road to creativity, coffee after important decisions are actually a kind of approval and a silent celebration of the happiness of being approved. For this reason, those who consume #coffee have taken coffee out of their routine and ritualized it.

For people in the Middle East and also around the Horn of Africa, coffee still has some religious connotations, and they have managed to bring it down through rituals.

When Ethiopians and Eritreans migrated, they also brought coffee ceremonies across the oceans to the United States. Their ritual begins by roasting the coffee beans in a special bowl and then cooling them on a wicker plate before grinding them with a mortar and pestle. The coffee is then prepared in a traditional clay pot and served in tiny cups.

For people living in the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe, the foam collected in the teapot is an essential part of the daily coffee ritual. The coffee is very finely ground and then combined with sugar and water, and sometimes with spices such as cinnamon, cardamom or cloves. This mixture is brought to the boiling point in a special pot called ibrik and consumed in earthen pots.

In Turkey, Turkish Coffee is one of the coffees that has a special place. The coffee pot made of many materials, especially the copper coffee pot, is used. After adding the coffee and water, it is brought to the boiling point and foamed. The foam is taken into the cup and the coffee is placed on the foam. The foamy type of coffee is acceptable. The shapes of the grounds remaining at the bottom of the cup are read, and the events from the past are interpreted by combining them with the news from the future.

There are also daily coffee rituals.

The French start their day with a large bowl of café au lait, ideal for enjoying butter croissants.

In Italy, espresso is drunk throughout the day as part of the daily ritual.

Coffeehouses in Austria are a very important part of Viennese culture.

In South America, Brazilians drink cafe com leite in the morning.

Mexican coffee caffe de la olla is brewed with raw sugar and cinnamon sticks.


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