The 44 Yıl Hatır Kahve Konağı (44 Years of Memory Coffee Mansion) museum, based by Yeşilyurt Municipality in eastern Malatya province, takes its guests on a historic journey about one of at present’s hottest drinks. The museum was created in one of the genuine historic mansions in the district with the intention of handing down the custom of Turkish coffee to future generations and introducing it to vacationers. The 510 objects in the museum inform the historical past of the coffee culture and embrace gadgets similar to a 500-year-old mortar, coffee pot, cup, hand mill, roasting pans, scales, wood spoons and Turkish delight containers.
The mansion internet hosting the coffee museum is one of greater than a dozen historic mansions in the district, and the opposite mansions will even be transformed into differing types of museums, Yeşilyurt Mayor Mehmet Çınar instructed Anadolu Agency (AA).
“It is an enormous job, and we’ve got been engaged on it for years,” Çınar mentioned. “It is a spot the place essentially the most particular items in Yeşilyurt are discovered. Products belonging to the coffee culture of each our nation and totally different international locations from the 16th century are on show in our museum. Normally, it’s mentioned that ingesting a cup of Turkish coffee with a liked one has 40 years of unforgettable reminiscences, however we named the museum 44 Years of Memory Coffee Mansion as a result of of Malatya’s plate quantity and the treats provided right here… This is the brand new cultural vacation spot middle of Malatya,” he mentioned.
510 coffee-related objects
Recalling that objects collected from many locations each inside Turkey and overseas are exhibited in the museum, Çınar famous: “Our museum hosts 510 totally different objects associated to coffee making. We are exhibiting all of the objects we are able to discover, from India to China, from varied international locations in Europe to the Ottoman Empire. It is a particular place that homes many sorts, from primitive instruments to trendy instruments used at present.”
“There are coffee grinding and cooking apparatuses, coffee pot varieties, cup varieties, Turkish delight containers, spoons, saucers and pots the place coffee was saved courting again to the 16th century – in quick, the whole lot associated to coffee – in our museum,” he mentioned.
“I’m positive that every product is exclusive in its discipline and distinctive in the world. And the guests will notice that,” Çınar added.
Apricot seed coffee
Malatya is understood for its apricot manufacturing, and guests to the museum can strive a particular apricot seed coffee served there.
“We make apricot seed coffee in two varieties,” the mayor mentioned. “First, we make it from bitter apricot seeds. We serve it with or with out milk. Second, we make it from apricot seeds that aren’t bitter. This is a particular and unprecedented style that we’ve got developed with the municipality’s R&D (analysis and improvement) division. This is a deal with for our friends right here. Our friends have loved it effectively. Hopefully, we’ll popularize it.”