HOW TO MAKE TURKISH COFFEETurkish coffee is a great way to expand your coffee horizons. The cezve (Jez-VEY), a copper coffee pot, brews the flavorful, thick coffee, making it unique
- Prep - 3 mins
- Cook - 10 mins
- Total - 13 mins
- Servings - 2 servings
- Yield - 2 drinks
- Briki or small saucepan
- Small cup
- ¼ Cup - Water
- One teaspoon - Sugar
- Two tablespoons - Coffee finely ground
- Add 50 mL (1.7 oZ) of water into the cezve (ibrik) for each cup of coffee desired.
- Add sugar to taste and whisk to blend it.
- Bring to a boil, remove from the heat and stir one teaspoon of coffee in each cup.
- Coffee is heated to a boil.
- Once the cezve reaches the first boil, remove it from the stove immediately, skimming off any collected foam as you go.
- The coffee is boiled twice a row, taking care to remove the cezve from the heat between each boiling. The foam can either be removed or retained after being well stirred.
How is Turkish Coffee Served
Turkish Coffee is typically served in demitasse cups, carefully poured to avoid getting too much ground coffee in the cup. Despite the little cups it comes in, you might be surprised to hear that you don't drink it like an espresso, and if you do, you're likely to gulp down much too many coffee grounds in the process. Turkish coffee is made to be savored and enjoyed with old and new friends, and it's common to drink it for up to an hour, allowing the chat to flow in between small, delicate sips.
A glass of water and sometimes a sweet, such as a Turkish delight, is usually served to balance off the powerful and intense taste of the coffee.
Derived from the Arabica bean and composed of an excellent grind, Turkish coffee has become famous worldwide for its robust flavor and its unique techniques of preparation and serving. But there's much more to Turkish coffee's history than its excellent taste. It's a component of cultural heritage and numerous Turkish traditions ranging from Turkish weddings to folklore fortune telling.
FAQs on Turkish Coffee Recipe
Is Turkish coffee filtered?
Turkish coffee is made with exceptionally finely ground coffee beans, so no filter is required.
Is Turkish coffee strong?
The amount of caffeine, among other factors, impacts the strength of Turkish Coffee. Caffeine content per cup ranges from 50 to 65 mg, with some cups containing as little as 40 mg. A cup of Turkish coffee typically weighs between two and five ounces.
Is milk used in Turkish coffee?
Some like to brew it with milk and sugar, added to the brewing pot rather than the cup. Turkish coffee is served in demitasse-sized Turkish coffee cups with tall sides that hold around 2 1/2 ounces.
Why do Turks make their coffee in the sand?
Turkish coffee is typically prepared over an open flame in a sand-filled pan. The sand-filled pan provides you maximum control over the heat. Cups on the surface keep warm, and the depth of the coffee in the sand controls the heat required for brewing.
What makes Turkish coffee unique?
Turkish coffee is made from finely ground coffee beans and brewed in a traditional cezve Turkish copper maker. Turkish coffee has a more pungent scent and is thicker than other types of coffee.
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