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(CNN) — Nearly every culture has its own tradition involving a hot beverage -- whether it be tea, mulled wine or spiced apple cider. For the Turkish, the hot beverage of choice is dark, muddy coffee known as Türk kahvesi . The drink has captivated the hearts and taste buds of generations, infusing flavor and meaning into the social experience in equal parts. Mesude Isikli has dedicated the past 12 years to collecting coffee cups of all different shapes and sizes. Art teacher Mesude Isikli , from the Osmaniye province, was fascinated by the ways in which the beverage represented the best of her culture. (For context, Turkish coffee was included in UNESCO's 2013 Intangible Cultural Heritage List for its significance in Turkish history.) Full story

12 August