Turkish Coffee Culture & Fortune-Telling Workshop

Taksim - Galata, Turkey

Experience hosted by Miko And Roza

60 mins, Hosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Turkish Coffee is tradition, art, ritual, culture.
Discover the culture and rituals of Turkish coffee in the best coffeehouse of Istanbul, by a small alley of Beyoğlu.
Come &discover the basic of Coffee Grounds Fortune Telling.

In all the Levant, Balkans and Caucasus, people developed an art of divination by reading the coffee grounds in the cup.
You will meet your Turkish coffee expert, on Istiklal caddesi, the main boulevard of Istanbul, and together we will go to drink the best Turkish coffee cup you ever tasted. Guaranteed!
There are few old authentic coffee houses left, on the small side-alleys: we selected the very best one, where the coffee is densely creamy, the aroma strong and tasty as it should be. 50+ years of activities is the best reference!

After drinking your coffee the rituals of KAHVE FAL may start! The coffee grounds in your cup (and plate) will show images, that only experience and talent can recognize and translate into fortune telling. We will try to see and interpret them: with the help of a complimentary booklet, with plenty of images and examples, and their meanings.

COVID Update: the experience is perfectly compatible with general health recommendations regarding avoid contagion during pandemic. Protective masks are mandatory in Istanbul, social distancing will be respected, open air sitting is preferred
Other things to note
We are NOT telling your fortune, reading your past/future, wishes/worries.
We do NOT believe in fortune telling as a divination. We will introduce you the the art and rituals of Turkish coffee
Turkish Coffee is tradition, art, ritual, culture.
Discover the culture and rituals of Turkish coffee in the best coffeehouse of Istanbul, by a small alley of Beyoğlu.
Come &discover the basic of Coffee Grounds Fortune Telling.

In all the Levant, Balkans and Caucasus, people developed an art of divination by reading the coffee grounds in the cup.
You will meet your Turkish coffee expert, on Istiklal caddesi, the main bo…

What's included

  • Drinks
    - The cup of Turkish coffee.

    - The "Coffee Cup Fortune Teller Bo...

Meet your host, Miko And Roza

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 206 Reviews
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Every Turkish woman is good at making Turkish coffee, but not everyone can master the fortune telling art. Join me, Roza, to the discovery of the rituals of Turkish Coffee.
I am a Turkish girl and mother, fluent in English, German and Italian.
I am also actually managing my Airbnb houses and I am an experienced guide to original cultural and culinary Walking Tours to the discovery of hidden gems and secrets of this amazing city (feel free to ask for more details if interested).
I love to travel ...my own way, with particular attention to authentic local experiences. I am friendly, talkative, positive ...most of the time :)

We are only showing how coffee grounds can be read as fortune telling. We do NOT encourage you to actually believe it; but we urge you to be curious, open-minded and ready to be amazed and surprised
Every Turkish woman is good at making Turkish coffee, but not everyone can master the fortune telling art. Join me, Roza, to the discovery of the rituals of Turkish Coffee.
I am a Turkish girl and mother, fluent in English, German and Italian.
I am also actually managing my Airbnb houses and I am an experienced guide to original cultural and culinary Walking Tours to the discovery of hidden gems and secrets of this amazing city (feel free to ask for more details if interested).…
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Where you'll be

Best coffeehouse in the city of Turkish coffee!!
After meeting on Istiklal Caddesi, the main historical boulevard in Beyoğlu, with a short walk by amazing buildings, in a small back-alley we go to the best coffeehouse in town: more than 50+ years of activity for the best coffee you can get in the capital of Turkish coffee!
You only need to say before how sweet you want it, and the coffee will come...Dense Tasty Creamy and Hot as it should

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 206 reviews.

Augustina
October 2021
This is one the most culturally insightful experience ever! if you are a curious person and wants something fun and spiritual this is the events for you. My partner and I were 30 minutes lates due to transportation ,however the host waited for us and did not rush at all throughout our session. My partner and I enjoyed it very much.
Syd
October 2021
What a unique experience to have in Istanbul! From the start, Roza was a wonderful communicator and upon meeting, had a warming and pure energy. She is definitely an intuitive soul that has a gift in reading a little about yourselves. She was pretty spot on with what she picked up from reading our coffee cups as the information she provided were all true without any previous knowledge about ourselves. Very cool experience!
Emma
October 2021
Super interesting to learn about Turkish coffee, reading the grounds, and to experience a local cafe. Roza was full of knowledge and passion on the topic and it was a fun and insightful experience - not to mention great coffee!
Erin
October 2021
We had an intimate sit down with Roza. She told us all about Turkish coffee, and how it is enjoyed among the locals. I found her to be colorful and engaging. The coffee ground reading was most entertaining. I highly recommend this experience. You will learn so much more then coffee, but also about the Turkish way of life.
Olga
October 2021
It's wonderful experience for anyone visiting Turkey or living here. My boyfriend loves coffee and it was his birthday so I decided to take him to Roza'a experience. We both totally loved it. Roza is a very hospitable and interesting person. She told us a lot about Turkish culture as well as coffee culture of Turkey and even neighbouring countries, she shared her personal experience and in general it was a lovely time. We got to do the fortune telling which was lots of fun as well. Additionally we also loved the place where we met, it's one of the best traditional coffeehops in Istanbul. All in all it was 10 out of 10 experience and we highly recommend it to everyone!
Carolin
October 2021
Roza was so sweet an thoughtful. She can tell you a lot about coffee traditions and it was so fun to talk about life with her. Would definitely recommend this experience if you want to have an open minded conversation and learn more about turkish culture.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 13 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Protective Mask (during Covid pandemic)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.