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Džezve are symbolically significant coffee pots found across the Balkan Peninsula, and in regions influenced by the Ottoman period. In Bosnia, they are often made of copper, and are etched with regionally emblematic motifs. Coffee is served in fildžan, small demitasse cups with no handle. Although most people now purchase their coffee roasted, and use electric grinders, previous generations used a large metal pan (dolaf) to roast the beans over an outdoor oven, and hand-grinding to process the beans. The handgrinder pictured below was made from salvaged stainless steel pipe.