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How Many Ounces in a Turkish Coffee Cup?

Standard Turkish coffee cups are small, ornately decorated cups that are made of thin porcelain that’s meant to keep your coffee warm for as long as possible. These cups play an integral part in enjoying Turkish coffee. They come with a saucer for aesthetic purposes.

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Most people have lots of questions regarding Turkish coffee cups. And among them is “how many ounces are in a Turkish coffee cup?” This article provides an answer to this question and discusses everything you need to know about Turkish coffee cups. Read on!


How Many Ounces in a Turkish Coffee Cup?

A standard Turkish coffee cup contains 2 to 2.5 fluid ounces or 60 to 75 milliliters of coffee. Turkish coffee cups are small in size with thin porcelain walls. The cups are designed this way to hold the hot temperature of your coffee longer. Usually, Turkish coffee is sipped slowly to savor the flavors. Therefore, you need coffee cups that keep your coffee hot for as long as possible.

Before Porcelain cups were developed, Turkish coffee was served in cups that could hold 2 to 3 fluid ounces or 60 to 90 milliliters of coffee. The cups had a height of 5 to 6 cm and were accompanied by saucers that had a diameter of 10 to 12 centimeters.

The Ottomans had developed 2 versions of Turkish coffee cups. The first version had no handle and was known as “Gawa”. People would carefully hold the cup with their fingertips while sipping their coffee. The second version of Turkish coffee cups was known as “zarf”. These cups had jeweled metal holders that had glass or porcelain cups put into them. Porcelain cups were later developed and they’re the Turkish coffee cups.


What are Turkish Coffee Cups Made of?

Turkish coffee cups are made of a thin porcelain wall that keeps the brew hot as you slowly sip your Turkish coffee. In addition, some Turkish cups come with a cup holder made of copper and a lid to also keep your brew hot. Generally, Turkish cups are an integral part of enjoying Turkish coffee.


Why are Turkish Coffee Cups So Small?

The purpose of the small Turkish cups is for people to enjoy their strong Turkish coffee in small quantities. The cups are more comparable to espresso cups or demitasse cups. However, unlike espresso cups, Turkish cups need all the properties required to keep the coffee hot for as long as possible. While people drink espresso quickly while hot, Turkish coffee is sipped slowly until you get to the bottom of the coffee where the coffee grounds are too thick for consumption.


What is Special About Turkish Coffee?

Turkish coffee is rich and highly caffeinated and therefore enjoyed by most people around the world. Unlike other coffee brews, Turkish coffee is unfiltered. Therefore, it has a higher caffeine concentration and other beneficial compounds that contribute to several health benefits.


How Many Ounces of Water are in a Turkish Coffee Cup?

A Turkish cup of coffee contains one part of coffee and 12 parts of water, depending on how much coffee you’re brewing.