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Discover traditional techniques to making a perfect cup of Turkish coffee during this 3.5-hour small-group coffee tour and coffee-making class in Istanbul. Alongside your professional guide, enjoy learning the craft of coffee production at a shop, plus sip delicious coffee at a few local establishments. Continue your java journey at a spice bazaar, where you will uncover the Ottoman secrets to store coffee and visit several of Istanbul's favorite coffee joints. Numbers are limited to 15 coffee connoisseurs, to maintain a more intimate experience with your guide. 


  • 3.5-hour Turkish coffee tour in Istanbul
  • Receive a certificate after your 30-minute coffee-making workshop
  • Visit a spice bazaar and see where Ottoman coffee is stored
  • Stop at the Kurukahvedji Inn, a historical building
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class

Walking Tour of Istanbul's best Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee, renown for its rich and full body, is a national delight whose tradition has beckoned palates since the era of the Ottoman Empire. Embark on a voyage to taste the perfect cup and even immerse yourself and make some too. Meet your guide at your central hotel and kick-off your small-group tour by engaging in a 30-minute coffee making workshop. 

Prepare a delicious cup of Turkish coffee by heating the brew on a sand stove in a traditional copper vessel. After a short time over a small flame, the coffee becomes frothy and is ready for consumption. Enjoy the yummy taste of your masterful work and collect a course certificate.

Next, listen as your guide explains how prohibition mandates were put forth in 1519 by the Ottoman sultan after coffee beans were initially imported to Istanbul. As you stroll with your guide through an renown coffee passage, hear about the coffee shops that were pioneered in Istanbul's district of Eminönü about 30 years after the mandates. Then, relish tastings at a few coffee shops that embody centuries of coffee making heritage.

From here, continue along corridors and discover how Ottomans stored their coffee, see a fascinating spice bazaar and visit one of oldest coffee businesses in the city, Kurukahvedji Inn. At every turn, enjoy fun commentary from your expert guide who will provide the extra flavor to go with your tastes of coffee.

Customer Reviews

Sheldon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015 tour guide went beyond any tour I could imagine. His knowledge was so informative.
The experience left me breathless. and I saw where they filmed the James Bond movie. Thanks

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I do not typically review tours but this company and tour must have a high recommendation. It was necessary for me to change my date and they accommodated me with a simple phone call request. The tour guide was outstanding and this tour is a wonderful way to experience Istanbul from a different perspective - while enjoying exceptional coffee along the way!

Ellen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Although we got off to a late start, our guide did not rush us. The tour introduced us to a good range of Turkish coffees and coffee-drinking venues.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Super fun, interesting and informative!

Christa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The coffee was excellent and the tour guide did a fantastic job of describing the city's history. It was an excellent way to see Istanbul.

Carolyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great guide - very knowledgeable, friendly! Best tour we took!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We booked this tour as an introduction to Istanbul when we knew we'd be tired after travelling by train all night to get there. Our guide, Sanem, was wonderful. She made the coffee culture come alive as we shared coffee, Turkish Delight, and stories about the city and our travels. The tour was well put together and gave us a very pleasant afternoon.

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

After a long flight, the coffee tour was just what I needed: a wonderful meandering walk through Istanbul, with lovely chat, hot, thick Turkish coffee, and a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Just be warned: three cups in three hours may lead some who are caffeine-sensitive to be a touch jittery. For me, it was just right.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This tour while somewhat overpriced was definitely fun and very informative. As a barista back in the states gaining this new skill and knowledge was useful. The places within the city we went were also very interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!!! My husband and I went on this tour last week with Ms. Sanem. We had a blast as we learned about the history of Turkish Coffee and processes. As we were led through various cafes, we learned about the importance of Turkish Coffee presentation. We bypassed a huge line and did a tour of the Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi shop where we saw how they grind the coffee. We also went to the best sweets shop to make sure that we had the perfect Turkish Delights for our coffee. Last we made our own coffee and were presented with certificates. This was the most unique experience we had in Turkey.

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