(CNN) — Nearly every culture has its own tradition involving a
hot beverage -- whether it be tea, mulled wine or spiced apple
For the Turkish, the hot beverage of choice is dark, muddy
coffee known as Türk kahvesi. The drink has captivated the
hearts and taste buds of generations, infusing flavor and meaning
into the social experience in equal parts.
而对于土耳其人来说，他们的热饮是一种名为 Türk kahvesi 的土褐色黑咖啡。
Mesude Isikli has dedicated the past 12 years to collecting
coffee cups of all different shapes and sizes.
Art teacher Mesude
Isikli, from the Osmaniye province, was fascinated by the ways
in which the beverage represented the best of her culture. (For
context, Turkish coffee was included in UNESCO's 2013 Intangible
Cultural Heritage List for its significance in Turkish
She was so touched by this part of Turkish life that she decided
to start collecting the vessels which make enjoying it possible:
After a friend gifted her an antique Turkish coffee cup as a
present -- the vessels are typically made of porcelain and adorned
with stunning Turkish designs -- she made it her mission to collect
the largest number of coffee cup styles in the world.