Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Turkish Coffee Culture “From the 16th to the 21st Century and Beyond"

Saturday, June 11 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm

New York Turkish House on June 11, 2011 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
821 United Nations 8th floor
New York, NY

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Many people have come to rely on their daily coffee, but do they really know coffee’s history and development in the western world and North America? Do we know the Ottoman role in introducing coffee to Europe? Do we know why the first Turkish coffee houses were called ‘the school of the wise?’

Turkey’s International and Digital Coffee House; is pleased to invite you for a fun presentation on Turkish Coffee traditions, its history, social culture and its influence on the American society. The event will feature expert lectures and free tasting from Turkey’s oldest coffee ground seller Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, followed by a networking reception.


Space is limited. Please RSVP by June 8.

The event schedule will be as follow:

7:00 PM Event start time

7:15 PM Opening remarks

7:30 PM Ercüment Ackman, Capstone Advisor, Georgetown University Real Estate Graduate School – ‘Once Upon a time Turkish Coffee’

7:45 PM Göknur Akçadağ, History Expert, Assistant Professor, Yıldız Techical University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences – ‘The American Perspective: Turks in the 19th-20th centuries’

8:00 PM Gizem Salcigil White and Efe Sevin, Founders of – ‘Digitalizing Coffee Houses - Social Diplomacy Web 2.0 and Turkey’s International Digital Coffee House’

8:30 – 9:30 PM Reception

Day Opening - June 1