Although I’m a little biased when it comes to my love for these two, Can and Kaan might just be the zenith of cool. Having all the right ingredients for the birth of a new coffee generation, they created Petra Coffee. Let’s get into it, shall we?
Petra changes the whole “coffee house music” concept, so we’re naturally interested in your music taste. What is a favorite song to hum along to?
Can: If we’re talking Petra music, then I’m obsessed with Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras in New Orleans. If we’re talking Diplobrat music [Duna’s DJ name] then lately I’ve been reminiscing on the stuff I listened to in high school. Punk rock soft-core and all that.
Kaan: Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters.
What would be a “typical Kaan” / “typical Can” situation or a sentence?
Can: Hmmm. He’s a-typical. Contrary to me, he’s super chilled and relaxed. His aura precedes him and it seems to work out for him irrespective of how complicated the situation might be.
Kaan: ‘’If you don’t like the carrot you’ll get the stick.’’
What is something you think people have it all wrong about coffee?
Can: There are no rights or wrongs in our business. It’s a matter of taste. Something what we like might not work for you. But if you’re willing to give it a try then that’s what makes it so exciting.
Kaan: Bitter is worse than sour.
What is your favorite coffee to prepare?
Can: I’m still a sucker for a good’ole espresso.
Kaan: Glass of cold water next to an espresso. Its the cherry on top.
At this moment in your life, what is one of your “what if”s?
Can: What if I had stayed in banking…
Kaan: What if I stayed back in NYC…
What is your favorite sound?
Can: Birds chirping.
Kaan: Rain at night.
If Kaan/Can wasn’t the other half of Petra, he would be…
Can: Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.
Can: The enemy we must thank.
What is a question to ask Kaan/Can that will make him squirm?
Can: Ask him why his coffees are sour just to piss him off…
Kaan: Tell him Starbucks wants to buy us out.