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Turkish coffee culture and tradition. ©UNESCO 2013
Turkish coffee culture and tradition

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Turkish coffee combines special preparation techniques with a rich communal traditional culture. It is mainly drunk in coffee-houses, where people meet to converse, share news and read books. The tradition itself is a symbol of hospitality, friendship, refinement and entertainment, permeating all walks of life. Turkish coffee also plays an important role on social occasions such as engagement ceremonies and holidays; its knowledge and rituals are transmitted in an informal way by family members through observation and participation.

on this subject: Nomination file/ Dossier de candidature

Place/region Turkey, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Nermin Aktolun, director.
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Rights/Droits: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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