I started my life as a shepherd, later on as a lemon salesman, waiter and self owned coffee brand and shop. Came to the US 13 years ago, drove a pedicap/ricksha in NY city to raise money for my startup as an actor. Studied Cinema, played in several movies but always came back to hospitality, food serving, coffee and community oriented business owner.
I reached my dream in 2019 when I started a tiny coffee shop. In 2020 I successfully branded and launched my very own coffee, imported from my home village back in Turkey. Unique product that I am proud to call my own.
As of today, my products are selling successfully in local retail stores and online. As I grow, I want other people to do the same as I and grow as individuals, so hiring more employees will benefit my business and others.
ZaZa Pistacia Coffee leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth with its impressive scent, flavored taste, and smooth drink. It is the choice of those who want to experience different flavors with its woody-spicy taste. It is obtained by roasting and grinding the fruits collected from Menengiç tree, cousin to pistacia tree.
The Menengiç trees grow naturally in mountainous rural parts of the Mediterranean region, Southeastern Anatolia region, and Central Anatolia region without any need of any planting process. This tree produces berries that can be used for a variety of applications. The resin can be applied as a chewing gum or as a wine preservative. It is used in a variety of drinks including the flavor of a Brandy. Menengic coffee derives from the fruit of these trees. Fruits of the trees are collected and dried. These dried fruits are roasted and then become a spice, which can be added to kabobs, cakes, milkshakes (Leo's personal creation), or bread. It can also be used as a soap or eaten as a vegetable.
The Menengiç plant also has a variety of medicinal properties dating back to ancient Greece and Turkey. Menengiç’s coffee is a special blessing that is good for many different illnesses. In particular, this cup has a great effect on improving the inflammation of the lungs. Similarly, it protects the respiratory tract against the disease. In other words, Menengiç is very good for distress such as shortness of breath, cough, sputum, and bronchitis. It is even recommended that people who have a problem with their vocal cords and who want their vocal cords to heal should also have Menengiç kebabs to pass through the wounds of the vocal cords. At the same time, Menengiç coffee also helps to pass the smell of mouth. Even if your feet are constantly sweating, it is possible to remove this problem by drinking Menengiç. It is also known that Menengiç kahvesin is also very good for hair. According to some studies, Menengiç kahvesinin bile stones, kidney stones and kidney stones have been revealed to be effective in reducing swelling of the lungs or shortness of breath. Helping with inflammation and digestion this flavorful coffee offers more than a delight to the taste buds, this cup of java has healing qualities that will calm and relax you. We pride ourselves on providing organic, fair trade tea and coffee. We work with local dairy suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.
• Add a cup of skim or semi-skimmed milk in the coffee pot.
• Add 2 tablespoons of Menengiç coffee.
• Cook over low fire.
• Turn off the fire when you see boiling.
• You can add sugar depending on your taste.