More often than not, a glass of tea is used to symbolize Turkey. People here cannot function without their first glass of tea in the morning – or at least that is the way it used to be.
Turns out, more and more Turks take an interest in coffee these days. According to a popular online retailer, interest in coffee and coffee-related devices this year increased by a staggering 324 percent compared to 2017. Turkish consumers purchased filter coffee and coffee beans the most. They were followed by Turkish coffee, coffee capsules, milk powder and hot chocolate. The most coffee-related buys were made by people between the ages 36 and 45. Among Turkish cities, Istanbul consumed the highest amount of coffee followed by Ankara, İzmir, Kocaeli, Antalya, Bursa, Tekirdağ and Muğla.