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The Turkish ambassador who introduced coffee to Paris

In the latter half the 17th century, desperate to rectify their deteriorating relationships with the Ottoman Empire, the French welcomed the Sultan's new ambassador to Paris with great enthusiasm. Suleiman Aga arrived in Paris with a company of 20 people, which included his servants, wifes and chief coffeemaker, Kirkor in August 1669.  We are not sure how much Suleiman Aga contributed to the political situation between the two countries, but he definitely left his mark in the high society of Paris. During his stay, Süleiman Aga's house which was decorated with the most lavish oriental furniture and textiles, his humorous conversations especially with his female guests and delicious coffee served to the guests became so popular that the people were...

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Expanding the Pala Efendi Turkish Coffee range

It has been more than a year since we started working on another exciting project, a new Turkish coffee brand, that will serve the coffee lovers from all around the world. Pala Efendi was developed with global ambitions in mind right from the start. All its packaging and marketing material are produced in four main languages, English, German, Turkish and Arabic, to cover the biggest portion of the target market possible.  The first product of the range, Pala Efendi medium-roast Turkish coffee in 250g tin box, was launched in Germany and its neighbouring countries in the latter half of 2017. The product was taken very positively and subsequent shipments of this particular type followed in 2018. The design of this box became synonymous...

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We will be at the London Coffee Festival again

Visit us at this year's London Coffee Festival at the Old Truman Brewery between 12 and 15 April. In addition to our Okka and Minio series, this year we will also show the prototypes of the new Grandio. To celebrate our 4th attendence to the UK's leading coffee event, we are offering 10% off on all products until the end of April. Simply enter "HELLOSPRING" at checkout. To claim your discounted entry ticket, submit the discount code "LCF123" at the show's checkout: https://www.londoncoffeefestival.com/tickets. 

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It's time for Chicago again!

Time flies... It's like yesterday when we had announced that Okka Minio would be shown for the first time in the USA at the last year's IHHS. Here we are coming again. While Minio is nearing the end of its certification process, its sister model Grandio, will take the stage this year. In addition the Okka Minio's core technology that brews perfect Turkish Coffee at an affordable price, Okka Grandio also has in-built water tank which carries the convenience one step further. We are looking forward to seeing the Turkish Coffee fans at our usual location, L12558 Lakeside between 10 and 13 March.  

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