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gopher zap’s mapps mondays

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by Sinan Cingilli

Happy Mapps Monday, Cyclists! University of Minnesota ZAP is partnering with Mapps Coffee & Tea; ride past any ZAP reader on the West Bank campus to be put in a drawing for a free coffee drink from Mapps Coffee and Tea.

Mapps Mondays

turkish coffee at mapps coffee

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Sinan Cingilli

Stop by at Mapps and try our delicious TURKISH Coffee!!

Turkish coffee is a method of preparing coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are boiled in a pot (cezve), usually with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. This method of serving coffee is found in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. 

For an absolutely authentic experience, you should grind the beans in a Kahve Degirmeni, which is a Turkish coffee grinder. This device grinds the beans much finer than other conventional grinders.

Now that you’ve got everything handy, you’re all ready to start. Pour as much cold water as you need in the Cezve and to this add ground Turkish coffee powder and stir well. The ratio is 1 teaspoon ground coffee to 1 cup coffee. Turkish coffee is always prepared using cold water.
If you like your brew sweet, now is the time to add the sugar.

Let the pot heat slowly. The slower the heat, the better the coffee will taste as the slow heating allows the flavors to develop nicely.
When the coffee starts boiling and forms froth on top, pour it equally between the cups filling each cup only about 1/4th or 1/3rd of the way. With Turkish coffee, the best part is the foam that forms on top, without with the coffee tastes flat. By pouring it equally, everybody around gets a fair share.

Turkish coffee is taken at extremely hot temperatures and is usually served with a glass of cold water to freshen the mouth to better taste the coffee. It is traditionally served with Turkish delight. In the Mediterranean and southeastern Turkey, pistachio grains (kakuli/menengiç) may be added into the coffee. All of the coffee in the pot is poured into cups, but not all of it is drunk. The thick layer of sludgy grounds at the bottom of the cup is left behind.

Turkish Coffee: It’s Not Just Coffee, It’s A Way Of Life !!

Turkish Coffee at Mapps Coffee

community building

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Sinan Cingilli

Mapps Coffee Riverside supports community building so we were more than happy to help a University student out with a short film about us.

mapps coffee interview

mapps coffee is online

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by Sinan Cingilli


Mapps Coffee has increasingly seen the need to have an online presence to put us more “on the map”, and we are now live. Our new website adapts, and is easy to use on all devices from your mobile phone to your desktop computer. We also needed Mapps’ website to be managed and updated by our staff and that required the implementation of a content management system. The elegant design and development of the website was done by Peter Marty, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of what you see before you.
The design and functionality is very minimal, practical and easy to use. Let’s say for instance, you want to plan ahead and figure out what beverage to order before you arrive? Just visit our interactive menu page and choose from our wide variety of delectable drink options. Perhaps you are in the neighborhood or on the go, and you want to see what our daily specials are, just visit our homepage where we post daily specials, front and center so you can easily see them. Are you unfamiliar with who Mapps Coffee is, do you have a question? Visit our about page and find your answer. Or, if  you have a question that you didn’t find in our “common questions” area, simply send it to us, we would love to here from you and we may post it for others to see. We also have the blog where we will be writing about events that happen at Mapps Coffee, updates and news around the shop and neighborhood, and products or stories that relate to our purpose here at Mapps. So please feel free to page through the site, let us know what you think, and don’t be shy to comment or drop us a message on the contact page. Mapps Coffee is built on meaningful relationships so please, come back to check up on us soon.