Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is the traditional method of making unfiltered coffee in Turkey. This brewing is the oldest method of making coffee. During the Ottoman Empire period it became popular and since then it is one of the most popular drinks in Turkey. Generally it is served with a glass of water and turkish delight. It is also a big part of Turkish traditions and daily life.

turkish coffee
turkish coffee

How to make Turkish Coffee

You can grind the coffee beans by yourself or you can buy ground turkish coffee. There are special turkish coffee cups and pots. For a better taste you should use one copper pots and ceramic cups.

Put one cup cold water to your pot. Add 2 full teaspoon of coffee. If you prefer to drink your coffee with sugar you can also add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Put it on the stovw and don’t stir ingredients until the water warms up. When the coffee starts to sink into the water and the water is warm enough to dissolve your sugar, stir it several times and then turn down the heat to low. You should stir it several times, up until your brew starts to foam (you can also vigorously move your spoon side to side to encourage to start the foaming). Remember ; The best and the most distinguished part of the turkish coffee is the foam.

The key point is never boil the coffee. After foaming part you should be careful about not to boiling the coffee. If you boil it you will lose the foam and you will ruin the taste. Keep it at the “foaming” stage as long as possible  without letting it come to a boil. You might even gently stir your brew a little bit at this part. The more froth, the better it will taste. To provide more foam your coffee also should be fresh.

How to serve Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is traditionally served with water and turkish delight in porcelain turkish coffee cups. Water is to clean your  mouth to feel the taste. Also according to stories, they serve coffee with water because if you are hungry you just drink the water so the host would know that you are hungry. If you are full you drink the coffee and this would send the message the host doesn’t have to offer you food because you are full.

During your visit to Turkey, you should try this delicious turkish coffee. You can also try coffee reading to learn what will happen in your future 🙂

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