Sharing a warm cup of coffee or a pastry is that rare communal activity that transcends culture and experience. Melissa Aydogan is fostering this universal activity at Rüya, her Turkish pop-up coffeehouse, which is bringing the centuries-old Turkish coffee tradition to Cincinnati for the first time. Besides the coffee, Rüya will host events, performances, and discussions from creatives across all cultures defying the odds in America.
We will be open from September 7th through November 18th.
We are located across from the Findlay Market at
1805 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
What is Turkish Coffee?
Turkish coffee, one of the oldest and most traditional ways of preparing the drink, really lives up to the proverb:
"Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love." -Turkish proverb
The phrase Turkish Coffee refers to the brewing method, not the beans used. Finely-ground coffee is briefly boiled in a long-handled copper called an ibrik. The coffee is immediately poured into a small cup - resulting in a thick, textured brew.
It is dark, unfiltered, and one of the most distinct coffees you'll ever taste!
Our online shop is still being set up so stay tuned!
If you can't make it to the store in person, our products can also be purchased online. Check out our online store.
We are also working with local delivery services in the Greater Cincinnati Area to bring our products right to your home.
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