How to Make Turkish Coffee at Home

It’s no secret that I’m a black coffee gal. That’s why I love Turkish coffee. It’s black, strong, extra bold and absolutely divine. And, today I’m going to show you how to make Turkish coffee at home, easily.

There are several ways to make Turkish coffee. No matter which version you choose you will get almost the same taste, so just pick the one you like more.

For example, the most traditional Turkish coffee recipe uses two pots. But, I like the simplified version. 😉

How to Make Turkish Coffee at Home

If you want to make a good cup of Turkish coffee it’s really important to follow proper coffee to water ratio. For Turkish coffee that’s 1 teaspoon of ground coffee = 1 cup of water
cup is 2-3 oz when talking turkish coffee cups

The original Turkish coffee recipe

As I mentioned, you will need two pots for this recipe. One to boil water and second to make coffee.

Pour water in the first pot. Use a cup to determine how much water you need. Pour water in the cup and then into the pot. Repeat it as many times as you need cups.. Leave it to boil.

Take a second pot and add coffee using the proper Turkish coffee ratio: 1 teaspoon of coffee per 1 cup of water.

When water is boiling, remove from stove and pour out just a little bit of water from it into a cup. Pour the rest of the boiled water in that second pot with coffee inside. Stir, then bring back to the stove for a few seconds.

When the coffee starts to rise (watch it closely as it can go wild fast) get it off the stove. Take the water from the cup (the water you put there when the water was boiling the first time) and pour it into the pot. Put back on the stove until it raises once again.

Serve in smaller cups.

Fast & Easy Version

I like to keep things simple, so I prefer a “one pot” version. Let me show you how easy it is.

How to serve Turkish coffee?! Choose small coffee cups – around 2 – 3 oz. Turkish coffee cups are pretty narrow in comparison with espresso cups and much smaller than classic mugs we use. Of course, when you start loving Turkish coffee, you will probably drink it from a mug. :)

Choosing the right coffee pot

The price of traditional Turkish coffee pots is usually much higher than their real price. That’s because they are sold like an exclusive item.The original Turkish coffee pot is made from copper with a special technique and no one will guarantee that you will get that level of quality.

Instead, you can get inox or enamel coffee pot. Good American brands make them, usually in size of about 15 oz which you can use to make one to five cups of coffee.   If it’s made of strong material – like stainless steel, inox or enamel, you can use it. You can even use those small copper camping pots/cups.

So have you ever made Turkish coffee? I would love to hear your experience with it and if you haven’t, give it a go and let us know how you liked it!



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