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How to Make Turkish Coffee

In this article, you’ll learn how to prepare tasty Turkish coffee. Anyone who loves taking strong black coffee should try some Turkish coffee.

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Turkish coffee is usually brewed by mixing water and coffee and boiling them, unlike in a drip coffee machine that sends very hot water over coffee grounds and filtering the grounds. With Turkish coffee, coffee grounds settle in the cup rather than being filtered, thereby giving you a bold and strong cup of coffee. In fact, Turkish coffee is bolder than coffee brewed with a French press.

With Turkish coffee, you only need a simple equipment referred to as the Turkish coffee pot or briki, ibrik, or cezve. It lasts for several years, so you shouldn’t mind buying one. You’ll also need finely ground coffee, a stove, and fresh water.

The coffee is typically served in a demitasse cup, which is around 2 to 3 ounces. However, you can enjoy drinking the coffee from a regular coffee mug. Just ensure you measure the right amount of water when brewing the coffee.

Making tasty Turkish coffee requires adding 1 teaspoon of finely ground coffee per demitasse cup or 2 to 3 oz water. To prepare two cups, add 2 teaspoons of finely ground coffee to 5 or 6 oz water. Preferably, use medium to dark roasted coffee. You can use any top-quality brand. Just ensure the grind is extra fine like powder. A coarse grind wouldn’t be ideal for this type of coffee. Alternatively, you can buy Turkish coffee in its pre-ground form.

Recipe for Making Turkish Coffee

Required items and ingredients:


Step 1– Measure fresh, cool water with a cup depending on the amount of coffee you want to make and add it into the pot. Place the pot on a stovetop and boil the water.

Step 2– Once the water boils, turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stovetop. Next, add 1 teaspoon of finely ground coffee per cup of water. Stir the contents gently.

Step 3– Place the coffee pot on the stovetop and turn on the heat. Allow the contents to rise. Once it starts rising, remove the pot from the stovetop. Watch the pot closely since the brew can rise and go wild extremely fast.

Step 4– Start pouring the brew into cups. If you’ve made multiple cups, divide the created foam evenly among the mugs. Next, fill every cup with the rest of the coffee. You should serve it hot.

Extra Tips:

Use a demitasse cup when measuring the amount of water per cup. Avoid filling the coffee pot completely. Allow for some space for the coffee foam to rise. Only add 1 teaspoon of finely ground coffee per demitasse cup.

Anyone who likes taking sweetened coffee can add some sugar to taste before or after making the coffee. Add ½ teaspoon of sugar if you want medium sweetness or 1 teaspoon of sugar for more sweetness to the coffee pot after adding water. Stir properly and boil the contents. If you prefer adding sugar after brewing, add ½ or 1 teaspoon of sugar to your coffee cup and stir well. Allow the coffee to settle for about a minute before drinking. Avoid stirring again or stirring while drinking as this will cause the grounds to rise.

When choosing a Turkish coffee pot, do it wisely for the best value of your money. Essentially, traditional pots are costlier than modern pots. The reason behind this is that traditional pots are exclusive items. An original pot is usually made of top-quality copper. Also, the manufacturing technique uses a unique technique. However, you may not be guaranteed of getting the best quality even when buying the priciest pot. Preferably, buy a reasonably priced pot.

You can choose between pots made of enamel, inox, or stainless steel. These materials are strong, making them safe for heating pot on a stovetop. The pots vary in size. A medium pot (about 10 to 12 ounces) will suffice for domestic use. Medium pots are more user-friendly than smaller ones.


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