Özerlat, Cyprus’ oldest coffee roasting family, has created a unique Turkish coffee blend to appeal to UK coffee drinkers.
Turkish coffee is the original method of making gourmet coffee, dating back over 500 years. Özerlat’s new blend – Mozaik – has been specially created to combine a strong taste with a smooth finish, reinventing the traditional Turkish coffee experience for Britons now accustomed to the flavour of black espresso.
Mozaik will be previewed at Taste of London where visitors will be able to watch demonstrations as well as be inspired by Özerlat’s creative serving suggestions.
Özerlat coffee has a unique flavour which is the result of almost 100 years of experience of roasting and grinding the highest quality coffee beans to precisely the right strength and texture. Many coffee lovers only discover their passion for Turkish coffee after visiting the busy Özerlat coffee shop in Nicosia and tasting the distinctive flavour of the family’s trademark coffee. Now this experience is available for Britons to enjoy every day, at home.
Alongside the launch of Mozaik, Özerlat is also introducing a beautiful range of specially designed hand made demitasse coffee cups and “cezve” – the traditional small pan used to make Turkish coffee – that are ideal for home brewing. With these new products uniquely created for the UK, Özerlat hopes to encourage coffee lovers in Britain to drink coffee Turkish style at home, at any time of the day.
Turkish coffee is one of the simplest coffees to prepare requiring very little time and specialist equipment. More finely ground than espresso, Turkish coffee is simply mixed with water in a small pan and heated until a soft foam, the “crema”, forms, and is served unfiltered. The fine grounds are allowed to settle at the base of the cup before drinking.
Mozaik and Özerlat’s more authentic Turkish coffee blend, Heritage, will be available exclusively online at www.ozerlat.com from 15th June, 2015. As an introductory offer, the 250g bag of Mozaik is priced at £6.20 excluding postage whilst Heritage is priced at £5.80. A 250g bag is enough to make 35 small cups of coffee.
Established in 1917 in Cyprus, Özerlat is a family business in its fourth generation. The artisan coffee maker introduced Turkish coffee to Cyprus and has an extensive modern roasting, grinding and blending facility in Nicosia.
The fourth generation Özerlats aim to revive Turkish coffee, bringing an alternative to the Italian and American coffee culture now firmly established in Britain.
UK director Iley Özerlat-Gunduz said, “It’s the delicate flavour of Özerlat coffee that makes it completely different from any other Turkish coffee. The UK and especially London has always been a vibrant coffee culture looking for new ways to enjoy this traditional drink. Mozaik has been designed to re-introduce Britons to Turkish coffee, and has been especially blended by my father to appeal to the modern British palate. Turkish coffee sounds exotic, but actually it is one of the most simple ways to enjoy pure coffee at any time of the day.”