A potent, complex and fruity character,
alive with wild and floral notes.
An intense, exotic character, with roasted
hints and black pepper spicy notes.
Legends say that in the 18th century Venice was the entry port of coffee into Western Europe. Coming from the ancient Ethiopian region of Harrar, coffee would be mixed with Indian Arabica before landing in the Italian city.
People would go to coffee houses to taste this exotic perfume of the East. They would enjoy the creative energy of those social places, listening to music, talking about literature and meeting with artists and intellectuals.
It’s also been told that Piazza San Marco in Venice hosts some well settled coffee houses, of which some became famous and are still operating. Caffè Venezia encapsulates the spirit of this era, so why not travel back in time and have a sip of this creative atmosphere?
According to spoken traditions, coffee was introduced to Istanbul in the 16th century. It is believed that the beans originated from Yemen, to then be blended with East Indies and Indian coffees.
People would taste and enjoy the exotic character of this coffee blend in the historical coffee houses. They attended those lively places to immerse themselves in a captivating atmosphere full of energy, mingle with others, talk about politics and play backgammon.
Have a taste of this historical era by enjoying a cup of Café İstanbul. Reminiscent of the rich melting pot and mystery of the oriental bazaar.