Turkish Coffee gained a place in history of course during the Ottoman Period. When Yemen Governor Özdemir Pasha brought coffee in the palace, Venetian merchants of the time liked this mysterious taste a lot and took it with them to their own countries. Such export that started in 1615 reached every corner of Europe following the 1683 Vienna siege.

Coffeehouses were introduced to the public along with the opening of the first of its kind in Tahtakale by two Syrians named Hakem and Şems with a special permit by Suleiman the Magnificent. Shortly thereafter, coffeehouses became public gathering places and the meeting points of scholars and poets as well.