History and Culture of Coffee in Turkey

kadıköy, Turkey

Experience hosted by İlkin

3 hours, Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
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What you'll do

Drink traditional and the most modern, hipster coffees you can find in Istanbul. (pistachios coffee and turkish coffee, delter, coffee coctails etc)

Learn to play local traditional games in an old hidden coffee shop.

Walk in the local, non-touristy, hipster part of Istanbul.



-Why did Turks need a coffee made from pistachio?
-How women could divorce their husband because of coffee?
-How did Turkish flag effect what goes good with coffee in Europe?
-What did make black tea more popular then coffee in Turkey?
-How did Ottoman Empire become the only country that produced and consumed coffee?
-Which coffee shops do locals hangout?



In total, we will visit 5-6 local boutique coffee shops and try coffee as much as you wish.

If you have tolerance to caffein, we may sahre the cups or you can drink the local drink "Ayran" at the end to get ride of the bad sides of caffein!

Usually one cup of coffee is between 12 to 20 Turkish Lira. Please bring cash or master/visa credit cards.
Drink traditional and the most modern, hipster coffees you can find in Istanbul. (pistachios coffee and turkish coffee, delter, coffee coctails etc)

Learn to play local traditional games in an old hidden coffee shop.

Walk in the local, non-touristy, hipster part of Istanbul.



-Why did Turks need a coffee made from pistachio?
-How women could divorce their husband because of coffee?
-How did Tu…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Infographics and pictures about cofee

Meet your host, İlkin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 48 Reviews
I’m a photography, history and coffee buff and design my tours to highlight all of these passions.

I love coffee, not only the beautiful smell of the grounded beans, also the history, science and culture of it, compare to traditional and new ways to brew and serve it.

If you enjoy drinking coffee, trying different types of it and want to know more about what is coffee, (just like I do) this tour is for you.

I live in Kadıköy Moda, the center of local life and coffee shops in Istanbul. And this tour is also in the same area. So I do the tour in my neighbourhood and take people to these local coffee shops me and my friends go regularly.
I’m a photography, history and coffee buff and design my tours to highlight all of these passions.

I love coffee, not only the beautiful smell of the grounded beans, also the history, science and culture of it, compare to traditional and new ways to brew and serve it.

If you enjoy drinking coffee, trying different types of it and want to know more about what is coffee, (just like I do) this tour is for you.

I live in Kadıköy Moda, the center of local life and c…
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Where you'll be

Kadıköy city center, some neighbourhoods around Kadıköy, Kadıköy sea side

5 boutique coffee shops, one of them is a themed one, influenced from a famous TV show!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Kyle
October 2021
An absolutely wonderful tour of the Asian side of Istanbul with insights into local culture, the history of coffee both in Turkey and worldwide, and the chance to try several varieties of coffee both traditional and modern. If you're even remotely interested in coffee, this is a tour worth booking. Host is extremely personable and is super familiar with area.
Ronny
October 2021
I absolutely recommend the tour! It was very interesting and I learned a lot. But the main points are of course getting to know good coffee places recommended by a local person and drinking good coffee and other drinks. Time flew by...
Tatsiana
September 2021
Me and my friend absolutely loved the time spent with Ilkin ( it’s even hard to call it a tour, as it was much more) Lots of interesting information, great coffee, cool trendy places in a less touristy part of Istanbul. Would recommend the experience and looking forward to join Ilkin for another Istanbul exploration.
Ilyas
September 2021
Great tour! We felt like locals with Ilkin:) We had so much fun playing OK, and drinking a variety of coffees (and tea)!
Jane
September 2021
A very nice tour, Ilkin is excited about coffee just as we are, we learned quite a lot from him about brewing, roasting, history of coffee in general and in Turkey, tried new types of coffee. The tour was really good!
Alexander
August 2021
Great personalized experience to walk around very nice neighbourhood, drink as much fine coffee as you can and learn about the traditions and history of this beverage. Ilkin is very intelligent and passionate about the topic. I enjoyed it a lot! This experience is exactly what I needed after long Friday party night)))

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.