Turkish (Coffee) Delight

Turkish (Coffee) Delight

Tommy Tighe, humorist and Catholic author, also known as The Catholic Hipster, agreed to test the Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop’s Turkish Coffee. Tommy’s thoughts on the Holy Land Gift Shop’s Orient Mill Turkish Coffee? 3 THUMBS UP!!

A Turkish Coffee Review with Tommy Tighe

Tommy Tighe, humorist and Catholic author, also known as The Catholic Hipster, agreed to test the Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop’s Turkish Coffee. Tommy’s thoughts on the Holy Land Gift Shop’s Orient Mill Turkish Coffee? 3 THUMBS UP!!

Here is a little more from Tommy and his new experience brewing Turkish Coffee from the Holy Land Gift Shop:

Authentic, Fair Trade, Orient Mill Turkish Coffee, check. Handcrafted porcelain Turkish coffee cup, check. One perfectly sized Turkish brewing pot, check. Hammer, check?
How much coffee do you typically drink? How do you usually prepare it?
I drink 2-3 cups per day. I typically press my coffee through an AeroPress single cup coffee maker, and I love it!
Tommy Tighe, The Catholic Hipster, enjoying a cup of Orient Mills Turkish Coffee (images courtesy, Tommy Tighe)

Tommy Tighe, The Catholic Hipster, enjoying a cup of Orient Mills Turkish Coffee
(images courtesy, Tommy Tighe)

We know you had an initial “what do I do with these whole beans without a grinder” dilemma. How did you solve your bean-grinding issue?
Well, I initially looked around the kitchen for anything that would smash those guys up…and came up empty! I looked online and saw it would destroy my food processor, so my wife jumped in to help! She took the beans to the garage, and worked her magic with a hammer and a Ziploc bag. Maybe not the traditional way to get the job done, but it got the job done nonetheless!
What did you think of the Turkish Coffee brewing process? Was the video from YouTube we shared on brewing Turkish Coffee helpful?
The video was totally helpful, and I ended up checking out one more video just to make sure it was as easy as the first video made it seem. It was! I enjoyed making it the Turkish way because it made me feel like I didn’t need any kind of technology to make it happen, and that was a blast!
Tommy shares with us, a peek at his ‘finely ground’ Turkish Coffee, brewing in a stainless steel #6 Turkish Pot (images courtesy, Tommy Tighe)

Tommy shares with us, a peek at his finely ground Turkish Coffee, brewing in a stainless steel #6 Turkish Pot
(images courtesy, Tommy Tighe)

You gave the Holy Land gift shop Turkish coffee a thumbs up. What was it that you particularly liked about it?
I liked supporting something that was connected to my faith in some way and enjoyed the coffee buzz I had for the next few hours!
A special thank you to Tommy Tighe for reviewing the Orient Mill Turkish Coffee along with the special handcrafted Turkish porcelain cup and brewing pot.
We knew you’d love it! Thank you again for the 3 Thumbs Up!!

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2018-04-20T07:18:36+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Turkish (Coffee) Delight