Ozlem Yagcioglu


Turkish coffee is accepted as a Turkish cultural heritage. It was placed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013 by the United Nations. Drinking coffee is one of the oldest traditions and customs in most countries in the world. Every country in the world has its own coffee culture and tradition. In Turkey, drinking coffee and welcoming guests with coffee have been a very well-known tradition for a very long time. Even in small villages and small towns in Turkey, Turkish people love drinking coffee and preparing coffee for their guests and neighbours in their houses or in their gardens. Employers also enjoy drinking coffee with their staff or with their customers. This tradition and custom have been going on in our country and in our hometowns for ages. Drinking coffee makes people more sociable and talkative while spending time with their relatives, friends, neighbours, or colleagues. There are also health benefits of drinking coffee and Turkish coffee. This study deals with teaching coffee culture and the coffee museums in the world. Students can learn many different kinds of adjectives, adverbs, nouns, idioms, and proverbs that are related to these museums in the world. Some of these words, idioms, and proverbs will be given. Sample classroom activities will be shared.


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Brazil Coffee Museum (Museu do Café Brasileiro), Santos, São Paulo, Brazil: Retrieved 29 November 2022 from: https://www.museudocafe.org.br/en/museum/presentation

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March 2013: Turkish Coffee, A book in English by M. Sabri Koz and Kemalettin Kuzucu, was released for sale by Yapı Kredi Publications.

January 2012: The prestigious, largely photographic work, Kahve, Kırk Yıllık Hatırın Kitabı (A Cup of Coffee - A Special Memory of 40 Years) published by Yapı Kredi Publications, appeared on the shelves.

October 2011: Türk Kahvesi Kitabı (Turkish Coffee Book), edited by Prof. Dr. Emine Gürsoy Naskali and published under the Kitabevi Publishers label, was deemed worthy to receive the “2011 Best Gastronomy Book of the Year” award by Dünya Newspaper.

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Kahve Falı (Reading Coffee Fortunes) / Jasmine / New Age Publishers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejfl.v6i4.4635


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