Under 15th century Turkish law and culture, a woman has the right to divorce her husband if he does not provide her with enough coffee. Coffee could make or break a marriage!
The ancient Turks didn’t play around when it came to their coffee! To understand how important coffee was to them back them, picture this: if a husband didn’t provide his wife with enough coffee, she had the freedom to divorce him.
And we’re not referring to the fashionable, Instagramable Starbucks coffee. No, we’re talking about the strong, robust Turkish coffee, grounded into a fine powder that sticks in the coffee when you drink it. Turkish coffee has been prepared like this for hundreds of years and it is still served in small, delicate coffee cups called kahye finjani.