Turkish Coffee Culture & Fortune-Telling Workshop

Taksim - Galata, Turkey

Experience hosted by Miko And Roza

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Italian

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
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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 234 reviews.

Angèle
November 2021
I thought I knew a lot about coffee cup readings but I learned so much more! What an informative, fun and relaxed experience. Highly recommend :)
Anna
November 2021
Очень интересное и, наверное, самое необычное мое впечатление на данный момент. История кофе в Стамбуле и Турции, привычки и традиции, и очень необычная теория гаданий, которая, кажется, за время существования кофе в Турции успела развиться в очень цельную систему. Оставило очень много, над чем подумать и что «переварить». Вся встреча – как будто с хорошей знакомой. Very interesting experience, the most unusual one for now. Felt like meeting a friend (was the only one guest that day, booked the experience the night before). Rosa told me the brief history of coffee in Turkey and in Istanbul, with the main traditions and even taught me how to make Turkish coffee right. I never thought the system of fortune telling on coffee can be so detailed and full. Rosa even made a guide and gave it as a gift. But after the example she gave, I think this is more like a gift than a hobby. Had a lot of thoughts to think after the meeting, precious experience!
Glauco
November 2021
Very interesting and engaging. We loved to learn more about Turkish traditions. Beyond the coffee and the fortune telling, Roza is a very kind person. The experience has definitely broaden our horizon for many other possibilities in Istanbul and beyond. We definitely recommend it.
Johnny
November 2021
I had a fantastic time learning about Turkish culture and coffee with Roza. She provided a lot of practical information and made the experience personal. I especially enjoyed the fortune telling. Initially I was skeptical, and her forthright and open minded approach made me feel like it was an interpretive process instead of a prescriptive exercise. At the end, I’d recommend this experience to anyone visiting Istanbul, whether you are a coffee enthusiast or not.
Adam
November 2021
Excellent traditional coffee tasting with charming host. Really enjoyed our time , learnt a lot about coffee and Istanbul in general. Having your coffee grounds read was very interesting and insightful.
Taylor
November 2021
Rosa is so kind and funny. She did an amazing job explaining everything. I am so happy we purchased this experience. It is definitely worth the money.

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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 up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.