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Turkish Coffee


Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee was invented by the Ottomans hundreds of years ago. It is usually made of good quality medium-light roasted Arabica coffee beans, ground to extra-fine texture. This time-honored traditional coffee has exceptionally unique aroma, taste and body.  


1 1/2 heaped tablespoon finely ground coffee powder

Brown sugar (optional)

500 ml water

Dates or cookies

Glass of water


  1. Place coffee powder, sugar (if using) and water into a metal Turkish coffee pot, also called Cezve (pronounced jevwa
  2. Stir the mixture till the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Place on stovetop and slowly bring coffee mixture to a boil over medium heat. This will take about 3 minutes, so keep a close watch.
  4. You will see a dark foam building up as the coffee warms up.
  5. Just before it comes to a boil, using a teaspoon, transfer some of the foam into each of your two coffee cups.
  6. Return coffee pot to stovetop.
  7. When it has come to a boil, pour half of the coffee into the cups, over the foam.
  8. Return coffee pot to stovetop and bring to boil the remaining coffee for a few seconds and pour the rest in to the coffee cups to the rim.
  9. Serve with water and dates or other sweets.


  1. Measure 1.5 times cup of water per coffee cup you are serving with.
  2. Use only fine ground coffee.
  3. It is traditional to serve Turkish coffee with foam on top.
  4. Turkish coffee is always served with water. A sip of water will allow the person to cleanse his palate so that he enjoys the coffee.
  5. Serve the oldest person first as a mark of respect for the age.
  6. Turkish coffee is not to be served with milk.

You can watch a video of how Turkish Coffee is made:

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