Sema Bal

sema bal

Turkish Coffee Messenger



The art of reading coffee cups has been common practice for many centuries, often seen in Balkan countries- as well as in Europe and the Middle East. 

A good coffee reader will never ask you any direct questions regarding yourself. If they are truly gifted in reading Turkish coffee, they themselves will discuss your fortune through the symbols seen in the grind images. Others who do not hold the skill set will not be able to describe your individual circumstance in detail that speaks to your higher self.

The process by itself is simple, typically a group of women gather around to drink some delicious Turkish coffee. As a tradition and form of entertainment, once the cup is empty and only the muddy residue is left the women turn the cup over to dry.  The excess coffee residue drips down and forms the "symbols" . Each woman will then turn the coffee cup over and begin a reading by translating the symbols seen in the cup. 


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Sema prides herself on reading past, present, and future fortunes. When she turns over a cup of her specialty blend Turkish coffee, she can instantly begin to see detailed events or circumstances in a person’s life. Sometimes specific dates and names are seen, and oftentimes a loved ones spirit may also appear with a message.


“While we all have a destiny - part of which must be lived - we also have free will to choose paths that are more beneficial to us!”

/  sema bal  /



Sema Bal, author of “Lilith’s Awakening” (written under pen name Viktoria Ballavoski), The Secret of Coffee Grinds, and renowned coffee cup reader has been carrying on her ancestor’s gifts for over three decades. 

Combining her readings with two techniques: symbol translation and intuitive power, Sema is able to reveal how past and present weave into your future. The result is an accurate and a helpful divination used for personal guidance and direction. Sema hopes by visiting her for a reading you will receive peace and answers to any questions you have. 

Sema Bal Turkish Coffee Messenger