"A Conference on Coffee and Coffeehouses in the Ottoman" was organized by the Faculty of Arts at our University.
Deputy Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur AKBULUT for the Faculty of Arts said that coffee, which has a unique place in Turkish culture, has become widespread with the opening of coffeehouses since the second half of the 16th century, and has turned into a social drink that brings people from all walks of life. He also said that Coffeehouses were reopened each time and more, although they faced decisions to shut down collectively from time to time.
Talking about the past of coffeehouses, AKBULUT added that coffeehouses with varieties such as neighborhood, shopkeepers, janissary, juggler, semai, love coffeehouses attracted coffee smokers and contributed to the shaping of social life. He went on saying that since the second half of the 19th century, coffeehouses also took their share from the change in the entire state system and underwent a serious transformation in terms of both space and service. He also added that although tea, which started to become widespread in this period, became a rival to the reign of coffee, the interest in coffee and coffeehouse continued and it passed to the Republic Period as a social space.
At the end of the conference, our President Prof. Dr. Bülent ÇAKMAK presented a certificate of thanks to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur AKBULUT, Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Arts.
The program, which has a coffee flavor, ended after a family photo.