Drinking coffee is a unique pleasure for Turks.
A cup of Turkish coffee brings friendship, affection and sharing. A popular Turkish proverb says that a cup of coffee is remembered for 40 years. Drinking coffee has great importance for the Turks even the word for breakfast in Turkish is "kahvaltı", which translates as "after coffee".
Serving Turkish Coffee plays an important role in bringing people together. The host expresses his respect to the guest by the way they prepare and serve the coffee. In Turkey, it is traditional for a prospective bride to serve coffee to her suitor and his family when they come to ask for her hand in marriage. Accepting the served coffee is a sign of respect the guest pays to the hosts.
After the cups of coffee are finished there comes fortune telling.