Black Coffee, Black Sea – better than your average Turkish hamam.

Black Coffee, Black Sea – better than your average Turkish hamam.

On the Black Sea coast of Turkey, coffee scrubs can be found in some traditional hamams. The effects are exhilarating and worth the effort of getting there

The practice of therapeutic bathing (balneotherapy) in the Turkish and Black Sea region is colourful and well-entrenched. This area has been home to the Pontic Kings, then the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans – each bringing their own traditional knowledge to the art of bodycare

Whilst a Black Sea coffee scrub sounds exotic, it does beg the question: Is coffee good for your skin? We went on a wellbeing adventure to find out