|October 27, 2022

TURKISH COFFEE

Turkish Coffee is a rich, thick, and delightful Coffee that should be sipped slowly with good company. It is produced using powder-like ground coffee, sweetened to the drinker's preference, and brewed in a copper coffee pot called a cezve (Jez-VEY). A fantastic way to show your coffee-making skills is to make an ideal cup of Turkish Coffee.

This kind of Coffee is not filtered. Instead, the Coffee is ground so finely that it resembles flour and blends entirely with the beverage. The Coffee can be made with different levels of sweetness or unsweetened. The measurement techniques also differ: To measure the water, use the serving cup, and to measure the Coffee and sugar, use a teaspoon from your tableware.

Turkish Coffee is often served in demitasse-sized cups with tall sides that carry around 2 ½ cups. When making Coffee with milk, some people prefer the additives (milk and sugar) that are always put in the brewing pot rather than the cup. It is never stirred during or after brewing. A flavor similar to a thick espresso is commonly served with a glass of cold water as a palette cleanser. Turkish delight is a classic dessert to pair with your Coffee, but chocolate is also a great alternative.

A Turkish Tradition

The history and culture of Turkish Coffee were added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013. Turkish tradition places a high value on it, and the term "kahvalt" means the meal is eaten "before coffee." Turkish Coffee is always a part of every celebration and is always served when you enter someone's home when you visit friends and relatives in Türkiye. Celebrating weddings, engagements, births, and everything else you can imagine is essential.

Another characteristic of Turkish Coffee is fortune-telling in the coffee grounds. Turkish folklore states that "every cup of coffee contains 40 years of memories," demonstrating the significance of this beverage to the country. Its popularity led to establishment of the first coffee shops in Istanbul, which later spread to the rest of Europe.

How to make Turkish Coffee

Making Turkish Coffee is a tricky yet interesting affair. Let’s take a look at the Turkish Coffee recipe and what is needed to prepare it.

TURKISH COFFEE

Turkish Coffee is a delicious, rich, thick beverage that should be sipped calmly and with friends. It is prepared with coffee grounds like powder and sweetened to the drinker's preference. It is brewed in a copper coffee pot known as a cezve (Jez-VEY) in its own traditional way. 

Print Recipe
  • Prep - 3 mins
  • Cook - 10 mins
  • Total - 13 mins
  • Servings - 2 servings
  • Yield - 2 drinks

Equipment Required To Make Turkish Coffee

  • Briki or small saucepan
  • Small cup

Ingredients Required To Make Turkish Coffee

  • ¼ cup - Water
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 2 tbsp - Coffee finely ground

Instructions To Make Turkish Coffee

  • 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 1 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 in a row, taking care to remove the cezve from the heat between each boiling. The froth can either be removed or retained after being well stirred.

ADDING FLAVOR

Many people like their Turkish Coffee spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. To taste, only add finely ground spices to the extent of the flavor of your liking.

Health Benefits of Turkish Coffee

DISCLAIMER-  This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert for what works best for you.

  1. Turkish Coffee helps in digestion - The Turkish word "kahvalt" means "breakfast" and simply translates to "after coffee." Turkish Coffee is consumed following breakfast to start the day with the best possible digestive health. Turkish Coffee's proteins and caffeine support a healthy digestive system by enhancing intestinal muscle contractions.
  2. Turkish Coffee reduces stress - It has been proven that drinking Turkish Coffee in moderation relieves stress. Many studies have found that drinking Turkish Coffee regularly not only lowers the consequences of depression but also dramatically reduces the likelihood of becoming depressed.
  3. Helps you lose weight by boosting your metabolism -Turkish Coffee typically has 15–18 calories per serving without additional sugar, but its benefits do not stop there. Also, it gives a feeling of satiety and speeds up fat burning, making it one of the most important beverages.
  4. The consumption of Turkish Coffee may help prevent type 2 diabetes - A 2014 study found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was 11% lower in people who increased their daily coffee intake by at least one cup over more than 4 years. A 2017 study found that those who drank at least 4 cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated Turkish Coffee daily had a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  5. Has Beneficial Coffee Components - Turkish Coffee is unfiltered; thus, it can have a higher concentration of healthy ingredients than regular Coffee. According to a study Coffee made with finely ground coffee beans had a higher concentration of chlorogenic acids and diterpenoids, which may reduce inflammation, fight infection, and improve heart health, are among vital components found in Coffee.

FAQs on Turkish Coffee Recipe

What is unique about Turkish Coffee?

Turkish Coffee is created from finely ground coffee beans and brewed in traditional copper pots known as cezve. Turkish Coffee is more aromatic and thicker than other types of Coffee.

How strong is Turkish Coffee?

The caffeine amount, among other things, influences the strength of Turkish Coffee. Caffeine content per cup ranges from 50 to 65 mg, though it can be as low as 40 mg. A typical cup of Turkish Coffee weighs between two and five ounces.

Does Turkish Coffee have milk in it?

Some people like to brew it with milk and sugar, adding them to the brewing pot rather than the cup. Demitasse-sized cups with tall edges that carry around 2 1/2 ounces are used to serve Turkish Coffee. 

Why is Turkish Coffee brewed in the sand?

Turkish Coffee is traditionally made by heating a pan filled with sand over an open flame. The sand-filled pan gives you complete control over the heat. Cups left on the surface stay warm, and the heat used for brewing can be controlled by the depth of the Coffee in the sand.

Do you filter Turkish Coffee?

Turkish Coffee is brewed using exceptionally finely ground coffee beans, so there's no need for a filter, and you can use any type of bean you like.

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