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Washington Post – Turkish Coffee Truck Hands Out

For Turkish Cultural Heritage Month, a mobile Turkish coffee truck will be handing out free coffee across the District today through Sept. 30. Read on to find out where. (Photos by Jackie Chi and Erdem Tekinel)

Beginning today in Dupont Circle, a mobile Turkish coffee truck will be making the rounds in the District, handing out free Turkish coffee to drum up attention for September’s inaugural Turkish Cultural Heritage Month and to introduce local palates to Turkey’s coffee culture.

For the 10-plus days leading up to the annual Turkish Festival on Sept. 30, the truck will be rolling onto busy D.C. streets (including Georgetown’s M Street and the tourist-and-fed-packed area around the National Museum of the American Indian) and handing out as many as 1,000 small cups of coffee a day. Look out for a sky blue truck plastered with motifs from Turkey, including a steaming cup of coffee.

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, an Istanbul-based coffee company, is footing the bill (and the beans) for the project, launched by Gizem White, a board member of American Turkish Association of Washington.

Grab a cup of the strong coffee in Dupont Circle today, or Georgetown tomorrow.

In keeping with that tradition, fortune tellers will be along for the ride with Gizem and co., should you want your grounds read and your fortunes forecast; just let the server know when you grab your cup.

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