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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Question How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

Hookah originated in India but it's popularity spread from the coffee houses of Istanbul. In most parts of the world, it is unthinkable to smoke a hookah without sipping on a foamy delicious Turkish coffee. Yet, in the U.S., this tradition does not seem to exist. Why is that? They are perfect compliments to each other because both traditions reinforce socializing and relaxing. It seems to me that smoking a hookah, without Turkish coffee, is experiencing only half of the pleasure (or "keyif" as is called in the Middle East). What do you think?
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I drink large amounts of fresh loose tea with my hookah.

I do not drink coffee/espresso but on a few mornings when I need it, or if im with my italian friends. I enjoy the flavour but not the buzz.

I appreciate tradition but to be quite honest, sadly, a lot of people here in the states don't. That is probably part of the reason why, the other part is that some people just are not aware of even the existence of this ritual.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I wasn't aware of it. I'm not a big fan of coffee... At all... Is it any different than what we have here in the states?

I'm a latte kinda guy.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

^oh noes dont tell me your one of those, triple quad choco-esspresso-beanoo-wino-caramel-triple syrup creamy deluxe frozen blended hot cold 4 shot crappachino guys are ya? lol
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

LOL, no thank you! I just like the cream and the espresso. Mmmmmm....

Funny that you said that, I refer to those folks about the same way haha.
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^haha

Nice, espresso and milk is one of my favs too, great for after dinner
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

been wanting to try turkish coffee, saw johns vid on how to make it. gonna have to do it.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:53 PM
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What makes Turkish coffee so special?
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Most people in the world have heard of "Turkish Coffee” but few have ever tasted it. Yet, it’s the oldest, the easiest and the most economical way to make a wonderful cup of coffee! Above all, according to many people around the world, it is simply the most delicious way to have your coffee.
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. It forces you to stop and rest:
[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow]This is simply because you have to sit down first before you can even take a sip. Otherwise it will spill on you due to the tiny cups. Another words it is not the kind of a beverage you just grab and run or drive with![/FONT] [FONT=Arial Narrow]
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[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow]Teaches patience: You have to cook it slowly for the best results. The process requires about 5-10 minutes of preparation time (depending on the quantity). It can not be rushed, but “wow” is it worth the wait!
[/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow]C. Makes you relax. When you are ready to sit down to have your brew, you will generally be pretty calm due to anticipating a period of rest and relaxation…in a perfect mind-set to enjoy a delicious cup of foamy coffee, sip by sip!
[/FONT] [FONT=Arial Narrow]D. Encourages conversation. In the Turkish tradition, freshly brewed coffee is typically shared with someone you care about like family, friends, business acquaintances etc. The idea is to sit down together, savoring the flavors and the friendship while you [/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow]converse!
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Above all else, Turkish coffee is really all about socializing and relaxing.
[/FONT] [FONT=Arial Narrow]It also makes a fantastic after meal drink (because it is known to help in the digestion process) and is an anti carcinogen! Finally, it is economical, because you don't need to use as much coffee![/FONT]
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I almost always drink coffee or tea when i smoke my hookah, but haven't ever tried turkish coffee. I also watched John's video about how to make it, the whole process is interesting to me, and being as i love coffee so much i really need to try it.
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I don't like Turkish coffee, and I think coffee in general ruin the taste of my shisha.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 01:03 AM
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Thunder, please note that there are variations to Turkish coffee...for example in south eastern Europe (Bosnia, Albania etc) roasts are usually very light..whereas in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq for example roasts tend to be very dark and bitter...difference between them are huge...also some call "mira" coffee Turkish but it is not..it's an entirely different method...also Europeans, including Turks, do not use any cardamom in their coffee, but Arabs almost always do..another major difference in taste....you may want to try different styles..
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

Yeah, the cardamom blew me away. I wasn't used to it, and I don't like it...

After a year of visiting Narghile cafes in Turkiye and having Turk Kahvesi thrust upon me if I didn't order it, I succumbed.

I don't bother making a *** often, as it's even more time consuming than setting up a hookah, but when I do it's an awfully pleasant experience.
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

never thought to try it. but i will have to give it a shot.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I sometimes drink coffee when I smoke. In my house we call it "Greek coffee", but it's the same. I make it in a briki (ibriki) and it's strong and tastes good. In the summer I tend to drink more Frappé (Greek ice coffee).

It's not just the coffee drinking that makes a hookah session good. It's the company of friends/family, and some nice music in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

The summer is coming so I am looking forward to some nice warm evenings with BBQ, Drinking, Hookah and some singing and a bunch of friends playing different musical instruments.
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^oh noes dont tell me your one of those, triple quad choco-esspresso-beanoo-wino-caramel-triple syrup creamy deluxe frozen blended hot cold 4 shot crappachino guys are ya? lol
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

i dont like coffee i have been to starbucks once in my life and that was just cause i was cold and i got hot chocolate
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

im not a coffee drinker but i would be willing to try turkish coffee, my brother got a turkish coffee set from our grandparents when they moved out of their farm so maybe hookah and coffee is a good excuse to try it.

i drink loose leaf tea but i havent been drinking it as much with hookah as i used to, heck i dont drink it at all with hookah any more unless ive made iced tea, maybe i will try to drink more teas with hookah this summer when i smoke

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i like to get up in the early morning and start a bowl of strawberry with some hot tea and coffee
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Default Re: How can you smoke a hookah without sipping on Turkish coffee?

I know it's in a different category, but how would it taste compared to chickory coffee?
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My God. I just made some turkish coffee.
Got my exoticas warmed up while getting it ready.
Loaded a bowl of citrus mist, mizo peach & tangiers yellow apple.
It is THE BEST for hookah. Turkish coffee has changed my hookah life
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To me, i think the tradition got lost once Syria and Egypt became big hookah countrys. And now, japan is getting started on hookahs, they prolly smoke with green tea. Its just how traditions adapt, and then we run into things like spiderman hookahs and skull bowls.
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Now i want some Turkish coffee... really bad.
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I have some coffee from Thailand. its more of a cappucino type thing, but its great with SB pumpkin pie
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I'd want to try it before committing to buy stuff for making it. Sounds interesting though.
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Green tea with mint sheisha, thats how i roll
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