How to make a Turkish coffee as if you were in Turkey
What’s Turkish coffee
The first thing we need to clarify is that Turkey doesn’t have its own coffee beans. Arabic coffee beans are finely ground and used for Turkish coffee making. It’s more of cooking rather than brewing. While the term Turkish coffee refers to the preparing method of coffee, I must tell you that it doesn’t look like your regular coffee beans. It is so finely ground that you might think it is cocoa powder when you first see it. The ground coffee is combined with water and sugar (optional) in a special coffee pot called cezve or ibrik and simmered over the lowest heat or traditionally on hot sand.
You end up with a thick and frothy coffee which has a strong aroma. It is served in traditional small coffee cups with a lot of foams on the top. It is significant to be able to have enough amount of foams, which shows how much you know the art of coffee making.
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Here's the recipe!
1. Put water, coffee and sugar in the coffee pot together. Place it on the lowest heat and stir the coffee continually to have a lot of foams until it boils. While doing it, be careful not to overflow it on your oven.
4. If you like, you can also serve some chocolate or Turkish delight on a small plate to complete your service.
There are some tips for making your coffee both with enough foams on the top and with the desired consistency. Read here.
Recipe: Zerrin from GiveRecipe
Cover picture: MyRecipe