Expect the unexpected, follow the lovers lost in this blog.

A blog to cater your mind,body,and soul as you drink Turkish Coffee. We are proud to present our new storyline called Cafe's search for his "Zahir". Everyday is a new day for the "Cafe" (from Istanbul) & his journey for "Zahir" (from Baku). Don't expect extraordinary drama from the narrator, me. Still, this is a drama (maybe real!), and have better impact on you than watching a soap opera. Guaranteed. There is genuine feelings within inspirational periods. Cross your fingers for this story to end with happy marriage :-) All rights are reserved.

EDIT (01 July 2009) - She is engaged with another man, and I finally made my marriage proposal bringing my family to Baku. The result: She stays engaged and will have her wedding, so called "toy", with that another man.

Rest in peace Ms. Zahir.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Long Awaited Thoughts for Turkish Coffee Part - I

Once again, our motto is "I told you!", so before it is too late, let's egg-roll some opinions about Turkish Coffee.

First of all, cafe a la Turca means Turkish Coffee, yes indeed:)

The coffee does not need to be brewed with special pot, so called cezve. Nowadays, it is recommeneded to use electric kettle, because it spreads the heat all over the contents in perfect proportion, whereas "cezve" is limited to obtain this proportion. Although it is a more traditional way, kettle is definitely the easiest-yet-fully tasty way of making Turkish Coffee. By the way, prefer Turkish coffee that is roasted in the US, if you reside in this region, so you can have the Fresh Roasted body, aroma, whatsoever. As you know, Brazilian Arabica coffee beans are roasted for Turkish Coffee. It comes from Brazil. Geographically, the US is closer to the farm fields, than any other country in the east of the Atlantic Ocean. I highly recommend Gulden Coffee for their excellent way of roasting this coffee in the US.

So, what is this coffee machine I am talking about. Here it is:

Guy Kawasaki and his Truemors.com

Finally, I decided to bring a little bit more enthusiasm to this blog. While surfing online, reading article, why not quote some of them, those sound remarkable to me. I just want to be the one saying that "I told you!" :Lol
Let's roll..
Regarding an article about Guy Kawasaki (author of The Art of the Start) who is "in great demand as a speaker on the art and science of entrepreneurship."
"Those who can, do; those who can't, motivate."
Many rumors begin at TechCrunch for online start-ups.
Yahoo had offered him a CEO position, and he declined because "the offices were too far from his home."
You may not have a chance to read all through the articles, but here in my blog, I am pointing out those quotes you should not miss. If you like cafealaturca, please leave a comment. I will leave you a comment, as well:) It is all about link-baiting.
Back to Mr. Kawasaki;
His latest idea is Truemors.com
I liked the online ad, it is different than usual, and I think it is self-created, like it is not a Google AdSense, or from a third-party advertising company. It is a very intelligent way to ask viewers some thought-provoking questions and then lead them to the advertisers websites. TWO THUMBS UP!!!

The WSJ article continues,
"For someone associated with one of the great tech products of all time, who regularly tells his audiences that the only companies worth starting are those that can change the world, Mr. Kawasaki's start-up seems, not to put too fine a point on it, a little cheesy."

"new economics of the Internet"..??? I had heard of economies of scale:-)
For those tech-entrepreneurs like me, well, kinda;
"Apparently, Web businesses now aren't much harder to make than YouTube videos. Mr. Kawasaki says he has been working on Truemors for just three months. Because it uses free software, with programming done by a for-hire outfit in called Electric Pulp located in the high tech mecca of South Dakota, the costs are minimal. Mr. Kawasaki says to date, he has spent $12,000 on Truemors."
And, most interestingly, the article concludes:
"For $12K, Mr. Kawasaki gets a ticket to the lottery. If it succeeds, he can spend all day playing ice hockey, a favorite pastime. If it's a bust, he'll recoup his investment with a lecture or three; plus, he'll have new grist for the speaking mill -- "What I learned when my start-up wouldn't start up."
What a humble life...(Reading a single article on startup journal at wall street journal has never been this long:-)
By the way, if you want to startup you tech ideas, I strongly recommend Team and a Dream. It is worth checking them o
ut. As they say, "If its not a win-win-win (client, client's clients and Team and a Dream), it shouldn't be done."