Types of Coffee
Cappuccino is a strong coffee with frothy cream, topped with a pinch of powdered chocolate. The pale brown color of the coffee is reminiscent of the robes worn by Capuchin monks. A traditional cappuccino is served in a special white cup, similar to a teacup.
Espresso is a black strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam through dark-roast coffee beans. Coffee is placed into an espresso machine designed just for this purpose and hot water is forced through the coffee at very high pressure - extracting all the flavor possible.
Derived from the Arabica bean, Turkish
coffee is a very fine, powder-like grind. An aromatic spice called
cardamom is sometimes added to the coffee while it is being ground.
One can also boil whole seeds with the coffee and let them float to
the top when served. Turkish coffee has six levels of sweetness
ranging from very sweet to black. As the coffee begins to heat, it
begins to foam.
Turkish coffee is served hot from a
special coffee pot calleda cezve. Tradition states that after the
guest has consumed the coffee and the cup is turned upside down on the
saucer and allowed to cool, the hostess then performs a fortune
reading from the coffee grounds remaining in the cup. Rich in
tradition and flavor, Turkish coffee remains a favorite today.....turkey.org