Cultural Research Foundation [ CRF ] Kültürel Araştırmalar Vakfı

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Turkish Coffee and Culture Tradition

UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the "The coffee which has been spreading since the 16th century in Turkey is a traditional drink of hospitality, traditional chat meetings, marriage and condolence ceremonies with its own cooking ceremony and presentation. As it has been in the past, coffee houses are the first places of Turkish coffee which is loaded with a special meaning by all sections of society today. Especially, the coffee houses, which are the cultural places where the men chat with the Turkish coffee, listen to the music that is in love, and watch the meddah shows, continue to live today. Turkish coffee is also a special drink for women's meetings ". (UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) Traditional coffee tradition in Izmir Kemeraltı market, are carried out as research - documentation.

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