Turkish Coffee

How to make Turkish coffee?

How to make Turkish coffee?

Turkish coffee

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Having Turkish coffee is almost a daily ritual that has to be done with friends and family for lots and lots of people. Offering this kind of coffee is a way to show gratitude to the ones we love especially friends.

Anyway, when you go to somebody's house, the first question isn't "Do you want to drink coffee?". But rather, "How would you like to have your Turkish coffee prepared?.

Making Turkish coffee is easy and requires no special skills as long as you know some tricks.

Here is what you need to know about "making Turkish coffee" in a nutshell.

First: You need filtered water, Turkish coffee, a special wide bottom pot usually made of copper, Turkish coffee cups, and yeah, sugar.

Second: You'd better use cold, filtered water.  To measure the amount of water for each cup, use the coffee cup you are going to use. My rule of thumb is 1 ½ cup of water per coffee cup. Once again, the “cup” measurement is the coffee cup that you are going to serve the coffee in, rather than a standard measuring cup.

Third: Turkish coffee is much more finely ground than regular coffee. I have never ground it myself and I wouldn’t recommend you do that either. Nowadays, you can find Turkish Coffee in most Middle Eastern or Mediterranean supermarkets.

Fourth: For each cup of coffee, I use a heaping tablespoon of ground coffee.  As I mentioned above, if your guests prefer their coffee with sugar, add the sugar in the very beginning, stirring the mixture until combined.

Fifth: Slowly bring it to a boil over medium heat. This will take about 3-4 minutes, so keep a close eye on it. As the coffee warms, you will see a dark foam building up. This dark foam is very important. It is customary and important to serve Turkish coffee with foam on top. Closer to it coming to a boil, using a teaspoon, transfer some of the foam into each of your Turkish coffee cups. Return coffee pot to stovetop. As coffee comes to a boil, pour half of the coffee into the cups, over the foam. Return coffee pot to stovetop and boil the remaining coffee for an additional 15-20 seconds and pour the rest into the coffee cups, filling them to the rim.

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