COFFEE AND TEA CUSTOMS IN TURKEY

by Ayhan ÖZER

Coffee was discovered in the 10th century in Ethiopia. It traveled first to the Arabian Peninsula and to Yemen.  In 1517, Yemen came under the Turkish rule; its Governor was Ozdemir Pasha.
He brought coffee to Istanbul, and introduced it to the Palace and then to the high society. Up until then, tea was the only popular hot drink.
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