With Magnificient the Suleiman’s special permission, two Syrian merchants Hakem and Şems opened the first coffee house at Tahtakale İstanbul, thus, people met coffee houses. In a short time, coffee houses have become meeting point for people, even scholars and poets.
Turkish Coffee Culture
Considering cooking and presentation type, coffee grounds and coffee fortune-telling are one of the most known social cultures in Turkish society. Especially, ask for the girl in marriage ceremony, coffee takes an important place as ritual.