Today I am going to show you how you can make Turkish coffee at home.
There are several ways to make Turkish coffee. You can use one or two pots, you can first add coffee then water, or add coffee directly to the pot with water, you can leave it to rise once or twice. No matter which version you choose you will get almost the same taste, so just pick the one you like more. This is simply the one that works for me.
Also, this coffee is strong. It’s nothing like a Chemex, Hario, or even French press. If you love your coffee black and extra bold, you’ll love it. This method doesn’t work well with light or medium blends really.
1. If you want to make a good cup of Turkish coffee use proper coffee to water ratio: 1 full teaspoon of coffee per 1 cup of water.
2. Think small coffee cups, around 2 – 3 oz. Turkish coffee cups are similar to espresso cups and much smaller than classic mugs we use.
3. Grind your coffee extra fine.
4. Choose the right coffee pot, and choose smart: The price of a traditional Turkish coffee pot (ibrik) here is usually much higher than their real price. That’s because they are sold as an exclusive item. However, the original Turkish coffee pot is made from copper with a special technique, but no one guarantees that you will get that level of quality even if you spend a significant amount of money. Instead, choose some reasonable priced pots. You can even get some inox or enamel pots. If it’s made of strong material – like stainless steel, inox or enamel and can be used on the stove, you can use it.
On a hunt to track them down for you, I found two good options: here and here.
TURKISH COFFEE RECIPE
You will need:
Turkish coffee pot
dark roasted coffee, extra fine grind
1. Start with fresh, cold water. Pour water into the pot (if making several cups, use a cup to determine how much water you need) and bring to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and pour out just a little bit of water into a cup and leave aside.
3. Add coffee in the pot with water: 1 tsp coffee for every cup of water and gently stir.
4. Bring this back to rise on the stove, just few seconds. When it starts to rise (watch it closely as it can go wild fast) get it off the stove.
5. Add that water from the cup, gently stir again and bring back on the stove to rise once again.
6. Serve hot, in small cups along with a glass of water.
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!