As Turkish society has become more westernized, so has their preference for coffee: Gulfnews: Turks lose taste for traditional coffee. A report from Ankara suggests that the 16th century art of brewing and relaxing over Turkish coffee is under threat in that nation — with more harried consumers opting for quicker options, as reflected by the more recent influx of cappuccino purveyors.

Some are even going so far to petition the government to ensure these global coffee chains offer the traditional Turkish coffee on their menus. Good luck, I say. I can’t even get most places to offer me an espresso in something other than a paper cup.

Today's modern take on 'Turkish coffee'

UPDATE: Nov. 19, 2007
Two weeks later, Australia’s The Age opted to run an embellished version of this story: Turkish delight sours – Epicure – Entertainment – theage.com.au.