Turkish Coffee Readings – Coffee Grounds With Value
In general, Turkish coffee reading is a practice for interpreting cup’s coffee grounds as well as these on the saucer.
To begin with some sort of history this event started in Turkey in the 16th century.
Until now, tasseography (or tasseomancy) is the academic term for Turkish coffee fortune telling.
This type of coffee leaves not only thick but also muddy sediment at the bottom of the cup.
If you swirl the cup and turn it upside down then the grounds will fall down. Consequently, they will leave some patterns on the surface of the cup.
Of course, there are a lot of people who believe in coffee cup reading. The images and shapes created in the coffee ground have predictable future happening meanings.
Coffee grounds’ meaning became available after decoding certain shapes that people started seeing in their cups. An expert Turkish coffee fortune teller can see special icons that either suggest symbols or they relate to certain events.
The important part of reading Turkish coffee grounds is to interpret the impression and not isolated symbols.
Turkish coffee reading is very popular in Turkey and Greece. In addition to them you can also find it in the Arab world, Russia and Middle East countries.
Besides the above regions, US, Canada, Australia and UK recently became big followers as well. Obviously, all of them have large immigrant population from coffee cup reading regions.
Each culture has its own rituals and traditions related to coffee prediction.
Religion is a significant part of coffee cup readings. However, it is understandable that a few symbols must have different reading approach. (Examples include cross, church, mosque, abbey, angel, bishop, etc.).
Turkish coffee reading basic rules | Cup preparation, symbols