DEFINITION
HISTORY
CHARACTERISTICS
PREPARATION
– With a Cezve
(Turkish Coffeepot)
– With a Turkish
Coffee Machine
– Useful Information
THE TURKS AND
TURKISH COFFEE
FORTUNE TELLING
TRADITIONAL TOOLS
It only takes two minutes to prepare Turkish Coffee.
MEHMET EFENDİ’s original finely ground Turkish Coffee is traditionally prepared in a ’cezve’, a small long-handled pot. For medium-sweet coffee, add one teaspoon full of sugar per cup.
Place the cezve on a low heat with one heaped teaspoon of coffee per cupful of water and sugar to taste.
Heat slowly, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves.
When the coffee begins to froth up, remove from heat, pour a little of the froth into each cup and return to the heat.
Let the coffee rise once more - but without letting it come to boil - and serve.
Be careful not to stir after serving or you will disturb the sediment and the coffee will taste gritty. Each cup should be frothy and deliciously aromatic.
It is customary to serve Turkish Coffee with a glass of water. The water prepares the mouth for the coffee’s flavour.

When serving a large group, it is best to prepare semi-sweet Turkish Coffee.
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