Discover the Art of Turkish Coffee and Fortune Telling

Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of Turkish coffee making and the mystical practice of fortune telling in this hands-on workshop in Istanbul. This unique experience offers a blend of cultural learning and interactive fun, providing a memorable way to delve into Turkish heritage.

History of Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee that has a long history dating back to the Ottoman Empire. It is known for its strong flavor and the unique method of brewing, which involves finely ground coffee beans, cold water, and sugar combined in a special pot called a cezve. The mixture is heated slowly and brought to a frothy boil. The coffee is then served in small cups where the grounds settle to the bottom. This coffee culture is deeply embedded in Turkish traditions and social rituals, often accompanied by the practice of fortune telling using the coffee grounds left in the cup.

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Why Attend the Turkish Coffee Making & Fortune Telling Workshop?

  • Cultural Immersion: Learn the traditional methods of making Turkish coffee, a significant aspect of Turkish culture and hospitality.
  • Interactive Experience: Participate in a hands-on workshop where you will brew your own Turkish coffee using authentic techniques.
  • Fortune Telling: Discover the ancient practice of reading coffee grounds, an intriguing aspect of Turkish folklore.
  • Expert Guidance: Receive instruction from experienced guides who will share insights into the history and techniques of Turkish coffee making and fortune telling.

What’s Included

  • Workshop Admission: Entry to the Turkish coffee making and fortune telling workshop.
  • Presentation: A detailed presentation on Turkish coffee culture and history.
  • Coffee Making Materials: All necessary materials and ingredients for making Turkish coffee, including premium Turkish coffee beans, a traditional coffee pot (cezve), and a hand mill for coffee grinding.
  • Guided Instruction: Step-by-step guidance from knowledgeable instructors.
  • Coffee Tasting: Enjoy tasting three different traditional Turkish coffees complemented by Turkish Delight.
  • Unlimited Refreshments: Unlimited Turkish tea and water.
  • Fortune Telling Session: A personalized session of coffee grounds reading.
  • Participation in Coffee Conversations: Engage in local coffee conversations.
  • Turkish Coffee Gift Set: Includes a cezve, coffee, and a traditional mug.
  • Host-Managed Arrivals and Departures: Available for participants from both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

Detailed Program

  1. Introduction: Begin with a presentation on the history and cultural significance of Turkish coffee.
  2. Coffee Making Demonstration: Watch a demonstration of traditional Turkish coffee making techniques.
  3. Hands-On Coffee Brewing: Participate in brewing your own Turkish coffee under expert guidance.
  4. Coffee Tasting: Enjoy tasting three different traditional Turkish coffees, accompanied by Turkish Delight.
  5. Fortune Telling Session: After enjoying your coffee, learn how to read coffee grounds and receive a personalized fortune telling session.
  6. Local Coffee Conversation: Engage in traditional coffee conversations.

Optimal Times to Attend

The workshop is available year-round and is perfect for any time of the year.


Workshop Times

Daily: The workshop takes place every day at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00.


Ticket Options

Adult Ticket (18-99): €25 per person
Child Ticker (2-17): €23 per person
Infants: Free

Important Information

Not Allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know Before You Go

  • Workshop is conducted in English.
  • Visit the restroom before the workshop begins

Key Informations about Turkish Coffee making and Fortune Telling Workshop

The meeting point for the private Turkish Coffee Workshop is Hafiz Mustafa 1864. Look for the historical building with the „Hafiz Mustafa 1864“ sign. Meet the guide just inside the entrance.

Address: Hobyar, Ankara Cd. 197-181, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

  • By Tram: Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet Tram Station, a short walk from the venue.
  • By Metro: Take the M2 line to Vezneciler Metro Station, then walk to the venue.
  • By Bus: Various bus lines stop near Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk to the venue.
  • Comfortable Seating: Enjoy a relaxed environment with comfortable seating.
  • Restrooms: Convenient restrooms available.
  • Cultural Displays: Explore displays about Turkish coffee and fortune telling traditions.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive 15 minutes early to settle in and meet your instructor.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing suitable for a workshop environment.
  • No Photography: Respect the workshop environment by refraining from photography during the sessions.

FAQs about the Turkish Coffee Making & Fortune Telling Workshop

The price includes entry to the workshop, a presentation on Turkish coffee culture and history, all materials and ingredients for coffee making, guided instruction, a coffee tasting session with three different traditional Turkish coffees and Turkish Delight, a fortune telling session, unlimited Turkish tea and water, and a Turkish coffee gift set.

Children aged 2-17 can attend with a ticket. Infants (0-1) can attend for free.

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Photography is not allowed during the workshop to maintain an immersive experience.

The workshop takes place daily at 10:00, 13:00, and 16:00.

This workshop combines the traditional art of Turkish coffee making with the mystical practice of fortune telling, offering a unique cultural experience.

There is no specific dress code, but comfortable clothing is recommended.

The workshop lasts for approximately 2 hours.

Take tram T1 to Sultanahmet, metro M2 to Vezneciler, or various buses to Sultanahmet, followed by a short walk.

Yes, the workshop is suitable for special occasions. Please contact the venue for special arrangements.

Yes, you can enjoy the coffee you brew, Turkish Delight, and other refreshments during the workshop.

Pets and smoking are not allowed.

The workshop is conducted in English, and it’s recommended to visit the restroom before the workshop begins.

The workshop is limited to a small group of 10 participants to ensure a personalized experience.