Cyprus’ best loved brands will be on show at ’s premier gourmet
food event – Taste of London at Regent’s Park, which starts today and runs
until this Sunday, 21 June. Özerlat is launching a new premium Turkish coffee
range with two new blends developed especially for British coffee drinkers. London
Located in the Cypriot capital Lefkoşa, the Özerlat family has been producing gourmet Turkish coffee since 1917. They have become renowned island-wide for their coffee’s distinctive flavours crafted using only the highest quality coffee beans, which are then roasted and ground to precisely the right strength and texture.
For some years, the artisan coffee maker’s products have been available in
London at selected Turkish restaurants ( Cyprus Garden,
speciality ethnic supermarkets (including Yasar Hallim). However, with the Kazan coffee
market continuing to expand, the Özerlat UK team wanted even more Britons to
enjoy the pleasures of Turkish coffee. UK
Turks brought coffee to
A fourth generation Özerlat, İley said their aim is to bring an alternative to the Italian and American coffee culture that is now firmly established in
Indeed, they all have the Turks to thank for the availability of coffee in Britain Europe. As İley notes, “Many Britons are not aware that Turkish coffee is the original method
of making gourmet coffee, which dates back over 500 years.”
|Turkish coffee - the world's first gourmet coffee, dating back over 500 years. Photo: Ozerlat Coffee|
Coffee’s origins can be traced back to the
Many were drawn to its stimulating properties, and the popularity of the drink
quickly travelled from the drinking dens of Lebanon
and North Africa to the Ottoman
Court in .
As more visiting dignitaries sampled the drink, demand for Turkish coffee abroad
grew, prompting traders to bring the product to Istanbul Europe
in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
UK’s first coffee house was
opened by an Ottoman Jew in
in 1650. Many more opened soon after in Oxford and beyond,
often using the name Turk’s Head Coffee
House. London ’s
oldest coffee brand intends to help Britons rekindle their love of Turkish
A new look for Özerlat
As part of launching their new premium coffee range, Özerlat have also taken the opportunity to rebrand themselves. Working with a British design agency, the coffee brand have a stylish new logo, an illustration of a woman sipping coffee, which adorns their packaging, along with two vibrant colours for their two new blends: turquoise blue for Mozaik and caramel for Heritage.
The new look will make its debut at Taste of London this week, where visitors will be able to watch demonstrations, as well as be inspired by Özerlat’s creative serving suggestions. The new blends can be bought together with beautiful, specially-designed handmade fincans (demitasse) coffee cups and cezve, which are also available to
buyers online at ozerlat.com. UK
Visiting Taste of London 2015
Running since 2004, Taste of London is a five-day celebration of the finest food and drink the capital has to offer. Last year, 55,000 people attended the festival where the capital’s hottest restaurants showcase their signature dishes, while Michelin-starred chefs such as Michel Roux Jr and Marcus Wareing host live demonstrations. Visitors can watch, taste and join in master classes, as well as sample unique ingredients and buy products in the gourmet food and drinks market.
Tickets are priced £21-£28, depending on the day and time you visit, and available from Taste of London. Visitors need to also purchase vouchers (called ‘crowns’) in blocks of £10 to use at stands, or they can pre-buy with a discount when they book their entry ticket.