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- n. Coffee prepared by boiling finely powdered roast coffee beans in a pot, possibly with sugar, and serving it into a cup, where the dregs settle.
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- n. a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
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The hawkers handing out Turkish coffee to rally the flagging revellers, the café proprietors offering honeyed tobacco and nargila pipes when they had to sit down, and the hoteliers in whose rooms they collapsed, all sent their invoices to Ismail’s Coptic accountants at Cairo.
And it made me think of a time long before, at a seacoast resort in what was then the Soviet republic of Georgia, when Id stopped into a stand-up snack bar for a khachapuri and a cup of Turkish coffee and seen a brass-framed photo of Joseph Stalin displayed proudly on the counter.