Level 1 - Introduction to Turkish Coffee with Peter Dobrenov



Description

Peter Dobrenov (a.k.a. The Turkish Coffee Guy) grew up with Roma (Gypsy) People in Eastern Europe, and learned the sensitive process of making Turkish coffee from his grandmother. Being expert in one of the oldest known brewing methods, Peter has perfected the art of sourcing, blending, roasting, grinding, preparation and servicing over 33 years.

In 2010, Peter used his knowledge to develop a Turkish coffee blend for Blue Sky Coffee in Brisbane and is now working with ASCA to produce a national champion for the world Cezve/Ibrik competition. He has written articles and run courses and made presentations to industry including management and students in five star hotels such as Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast and occasionally dabbles in coffee cup fortune telling, another skill learned from his teenage years.

This 2 hour course covers an introduction to Turkish coffee covering the background, culture and facts on the beverage.

You will learn how to make Turkish coffee including details on:

  • Roasting profiles
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Ingredients required
  • Method with variations (Theoretical and practical delivery)
  • Serving Turkish coffee (Process of serving in different cultures)
  • CIC (Main rules for Cezve/Ibrik Championships)
  • The tradition of Turkish Coffee Fortune Telling

All participants will take home: 

  • All paperwork from the course
  • A hand made Cezve/Ibrik
  • 250g of Turkish coffee (from Turkey) and some hand made fresh Turkish Delight
  • A Certificate of participation

There will be time at the end to discuss the benefits for roasters and Cafe owners in roasting and serving the Turkish style coffee.

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Class Schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

What you will learn
  • Serving Turkish coffee (Process of serving in different cultures)
  • CIC (Main rules for Cezve/Ibrik Championships)
  • The tradition of Turkish Coffee Fortune Telling
What you will get
  • A Certificate of participation
  • A hand made Cezve/Ibrik
  • 250g of Turkish coffee (from Turkey) and some hand made fresh Turkish Delight
  • All paperwork from the course

What to bring
  • Any questions you may have about the benefits for roasters and cafe owners in roasting and serving the Turkish style coffee.
  • Your love for coffee!
What to wear

Casual


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The Turkish Coffee Guy

Vendor sincce 2015

Turkish coffee. Delicious brew. Fortune telling medium. An ancient tradition I learnt from a family of gypsies in Serbia!

They came past our street every day for months. I watched their cart bumping and rattling down the lane, as the horse pulled their load slowly through the streets of my home city. 

I was in my teens, and I was curious, and I love learning about people. 

So I found myself visiting this gypsy family, and talking to the women and the grandmothers in the group. 

I'd been making "Turkish coffee" since I was 12, so one thing led to another, and we ended up in something like a competition - who could make the best Turkish coffee. 

I lost. 

But I also won.

I was shown the mysteries of Turkish Coffee fortune telling. Passed down from generation to generation - shrouded in mystique.I practiced and honed my skills, and opened my mind to a new way of seeing people and the seeing the world. Through my teens and early 20s I read for friends, in exchange for bags of coffee beans, and company :)

Since coming to Australia in the early 1990s, I continued to read coffee for friends and family. So, what do I do now as "The Turkish Coffee Guy"? Over the last few years, I have been reading coffee all over Brisbane and Melbourne. School functions, work functions, parties and anniversaries. You can also catch me the first Sunday of each month at Ahmet's Restaurant at South Bank, Brisbane. Swing by and say HI!I consult in roasting beans to the perfect blend for Turkish Coffee.I have also created an International Turkish Coffee competition for the Golden Bean.

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