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'GOOD TO THE LAST DROP':
Turkish Coffee Poured in 'Hideaway'
By JIM DYGERT
Someone told me there was still
a Turkish coffee house in Ann
So I took a couple of friends
to help me investigate the place
which was reportedly located at
113% N. Main St.
But we couldn't find any 1131/2
N. Main St. Not until we asked a
fellow in one of the block's many
taverns did we learn that a plain
green door did indeed open upon
a stairway leading upward to the
Ann Arbor Coffee House, the city's
last Turkish coffee shop.
From upstairs came the sound
of chuckling voices, reminiscent
of a pool hall, but more subdued.
One floor up on our left was a
screen door, that opened on a
room where two foursomes, all
men, were drinking coffee and
Before we had a chance to look
over the place, a thin man in a
brown suit and wearing a hat came
from the rear of the room to find
what we wanted. He was James
Yes, this was a Turkish coffee
house, Yes, it was the only one in
Ann Arbor. Would we like some
He steered us toward one of the
six tables but we hesitated to see
how the coffee was made. When
we questioned him about it, he
said he was just going to have a
cup himself and would show us
how it was made.
He dug a spoonful of finely
powdered coffee from a canister
and dumped it into a metal cup
and duplicated the process with
sugar. After pouring what seemed1
only a dash of water into the mix-
ture, he set the cup in a pan of
heated sand. Suddenly, the coffee
Once we had sat down we had
a chance to look around. The
place was all atmosphere. It was
just a plain room, with plain
tables, plain chairs, even plain
hooks along two walls for coats.
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Stump Speaker's Society of Sigma
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Bible seminars sponsored by West-
minster Student Fellowship in Room
217 of the Presbyterian Student Cen-
ter, Sun., April 24, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Today is the last day that peti-
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tions on the Engineering Council.
Any student in the Engineering
College is eligible. Petitions are
posted on the bulletin boards in
East and West Engineering Bldgs.
Union life memberships may be
picked up from 8 through 12 a.m.
and 1:30 through 5 p.m. today in
the Union business office.
Prof. Nidamarulu Srinivasan,
visiting lecturer from India in the
political science department, will
lead a discussion on "The Signi-
ficance of Bandung" at 8 p.m. to-
day at the International Center.
The talk is one of a series of
informal discussions sponsored by
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Wilber M. Brucker, general
counsel for the Defense Depart-
ment and former Michigan gover-
nor, will be featured speaker at the
Law School's annual Founder's
Day banquet at 6 p.m. in the Uu%.
Brucker will speak on "Our Na-
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Visitors' Night, sponsored by the
astronomy department, will be
held at 8 p.m. today in Rm. 2003,
A talk by John H. Waddell on
"The Sun" will be followed by ob-
servation with telescopes and bi-
noculars if the sky is clear. The
observatory on the fifth floor of
Angell Hall will be open until 10
p.m. Visitors' Night is open to the
* * *
A field day for fishermen start-
ing at 9 a.m. tomorrow will be held!
at Yost Field House.
Sponsored by the Department of
Fisheries of the School of Natural
Resources the program will in-
clude talks, exhibitions and dem-
onstrations for fishermen. at
Demonstrations of baitcasting,
flycastirig, spinning and trolling,
and talks on trout, perch, walleye,
sunfish and bluefish angling will
all be part of this clinic.
An open house and demonstra-
tions of services available to fish-
ermen on the University campus
will also be open to the public.
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TURKISH COFFEE-James Grapsas, proprietor of Ann Arbor's
remaining Turkish coffee house, pours from the metal cup he
had just taken from the hot sand on the stove. He has been sell-
ing Turkish coffee here since 1937.
The only things that seemed
out of place were the coke machine
near the door and the cigarette
dispenser by the front windows.
Everything else looked as if it
must have been the same when
the shop opened in 1937.
The coffee tasted sweet and dry,
like hot chocolate except for the
chocolate flavor. It seemed to last
a long time, sipping it from the
Where did the coffee come from?
From Detroit, Grapsas said. This
was too much. The romantic bub-
ble had burst.
We got up to leave, stopping
only to learn that Grapsas serves
mostly regular customers, is 671
years old, and came to this coun-
try from Greece 46 years ago.
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