As coffee lovers, we always try different coffee blends and brewing methods
from all over the world. But there's one type of coffee that always manages to
stand out, and that is the rich and flavorful Turkish coffee.
Turkish coffee, also known as "kahve" in Turkey, is a traditional method of brewing
coffee that has been enjoyed for centuries in the Middle East and Mediterranean
regions. It's made with extra fine coffee grounds and brewing them in a small pot
called a cezve. The result is a thick, rich and flavorful coffee that is enjoyed with
friends and family.
One of the things that makes Turkish coffee unique is its preparation method.
Unlike other brewing methods that use a filter, Turkish coffee is brewed directly in the pot, which allows all the coffee oils and flavors to remain in the final drink. The coffee grounds are also left in the bottom of the cup, which is part of the traditional experience.
You can add spices, such as cardamom or cinnamon, to enhance the flavor. This
gives the coffee a distinct and aromatic taste that sets it apart from other types of
The most significant aspect of Turkish coffee is its cultural significance. In many
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, having a cup of Turkish coffee is an
essential part of socializing and building relationships. It's a way to connect with
friends and family and to enjoy each other's company. In fact, in Turkey, it is a
tradition to serve it after a meal as a symbol of hospitality and friendship.
When it comes to brewing Turkish coffee, it's important to use high-quality, freshly
ground and light-roast coffee beans, remember to grind on extra fine. We use our GAVO
Manual Coffee Grinder on setting 1.
It's also essential to use a cezve that is made of copper, as it helps to evenly
distribute heat and maintain a consistent temperature. The coffee should be
brewed slowly over low heat to allow the flavors to fully develop.
Part of the tradition is to serve in small cups, called ‘fincan’ and it’s customary to
serve it with a glass of water on the side to cleanse the palate, it’s also common to
serve it with a piece of Turkish delight or a sweet pastry.
Take your time to enjoy your Turkish coffee, savor the experience.
The coffee grounds should be left in the bottom of the cup however is not meant
to be consumed, instead it’s used for fortune-telling.
Once finished, turn the cup upside down, leave it to cool for a minutes, the
patterns and shapes that the coffee leaves are interpreted to reveal insights about
the drinker’s future.
To prepare Turkish coffee, you will need the following ingredients:
1. 2 tablespoon of ground coffee, light-roast extra fine (Don't try to make this
coffee with regular ground coffee)
2. 6-8 oz of cold water
3. 2 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
1. Cezve or Ibrik
1. Fill the cezve with cold water until it reaches the neck of the pot.
2. Add extra fine ground coffee to the Turkish coffee pot.
3. Add sugar if you like it sweet. (Optional)
4. Heat the cezve over low heat until it's about to boil. Then, remove the cezve
5. Scoop out the foam with the spoon and add it to your serving cups.
6. Stir the turkish coffee in the cezve and return the cezve to stovetop.
7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 twice more but, for the last round, don't return it to
8. Pour the coffee very slowly into the serving cups so the foam rises to the top,
let the coffee settle for a few minutes, then serve.
Use fresh coffee beans, grind it right before you brewing, we recommend Light
If you choose to use ground coffee, Mehmet Efendi Turkish Coffee is a great
Use cold filtered water, avoid trying this recipe with warm and hot water.
You can also add 1 - 2 pods of cardamom to add a little bit of spice. Remember to
grind it up finely as well.
Honey, milk, or cream are a good alternative to sugar.
Set your stovetop to the lowest heat, stirring two or three times until it starts to
rise, don’t let it boil.
• Turkish coffee is known for its high caffeine content, which can help to
increase energy levels and improve mental alertness.
• It is also rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body against disease
• Turkish coffee is also believed to have various health benefits, such as
reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
• Turkish coffee is typically served without milk or cream, which allows the full
flavor of the coffee beans to come through.
• It has a strong, rich taste that is often described as bold and earthy.
• Some people find the taste of Turkish coffee to be too strong, but you can
adjust the strength by using more or less coffee beans.
If you are a coffee enthusiast and want to try new brewing methods and love a
thick and rich cup of coffee then Turkish coffee is the right one for you.
It’s a unique and flavorful coffee that has stood the test of time. Its
traditional brewing method, use of spices, cultural significance and serving
customs make it a beloved choice among coffee lovers. If you haven't had the
pleasure of trying Turkish coffee yet, I highly recommend giving it a try. It's a
unique and satisfying coffee experience that is sure to please.