Turkish coffee is a traditional brewing method that dates back centuries. It produces a strong, rich, and full-bodied coffee. Here’s how to make Turkish coffee:
- Ibrik (small cezve or Turkish coffee pot)
- Fresh water
- Turkish coffee grinder
- Turkish coffee (finely ground)
- Sugar (optional)
- Start by measuring the desired amount of water using a demitasse cup. Pour the water into the ibrik.
- For each cup of water, add 1 heaping teaspoon of Turkish coffee into the ibrik. Adjust the amount of coffee to your taste.
- If desired, add sugar to taste. Traditional Turkish coffee is often served sweet, but you can adjust the amount according to your preference.
- Stir the mixture gently to combine the coffee and sugar with the water.
- Place the ibrik on a stovetop burner and set the heat to low.
- Allow the coffee to heat gradually. As it heats up, you’ll start to see a foam forming on the surface. Do not stir at this point.
- Just before the coffee reaches a boil, remove it from the heat source to prevent it from boiling over.
- Spoon some of the foam into each cup, and then pour the remaining liquid coffee into the cups, dividing it equally.
- Allow the coffee to settle for a moment before serving.
- Enjoy your Turkish coffee slowly, savoring its rich flavor.
- Use a traditional Turkish coffee grinder to achieve the finely ground consistency.
- Let the coffee grounds settle in the cup before drinking, as they can be quite fine.
- Turkish coffee is often served with a glass of water to cleanse the palate between sips.