Favorite

Best Turkish Coffee 

Tork's Café and Grocery

Staff Pick

Proper Turkish coffee should hit you like a freight train full of spices and espresso—which is exactly how they do it at Tork's Café and Grocery. Unlike the watery liquid that America calls coffee, the thick beverage served here is more akin to cardamom-spiked sludge, and is so strong that a tiny demitasse cup is all it takes to make the nervous system spark like a high-voltage power line. Tork's also sells bags of this potent grind, and has versions with powdered ginger and other spices blended in, too. After a few of these, it will be abundantly clear how the Turkish empire conquered the Mediterranean, North Africa and beyond.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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