The Best Turkish Coffee Recipe
Rich in tradition and flavor, Turkish coffee refers to a specific method of brewing very finely ground, unfiltered coffee. Turkish coffee dates back all the way to the Ottoman Empire, and eventually made its way to Britain and France in the 17th century. The first coffeehouse in Britain was actually opened by a Turkish man! Turkish coffee is full of tradition, such as in Turkish coffeehouses and at Turkish weddings. There's even an art to reading Turkish coffee grounds as a form of fortune telling! Read how to make the best Turkish coffee below!
Turkish Coffee Recipe
Step 1: Grind approximately 9 grams of coffee beans to a fine consistency, just slightly coarse because if it's too fine it will taste bitter.
Step 2: Preheat 70 grams of water to 158 degrees Fahrenheit in a kettle.
Step 3: Put your drinking cup in the freezer. Freezing the cup prevents the coffee from brewing more when you pour it into the cup. If it's brewed for too long, it becomes bitter, and Turkish coffee is supposed to be on the sweeter side.
Step 4: Put your ground coffee into your Cezve (a small long-handled pot with a pouring lip designed specifically to make Turkish coffee). Slowly pour your preheated hot water over the grinds.
Step 5: Stir very slowly, two times, with a wooden spoon or stick.
Step 6: Put your Cezve on the stove over low heat.
Step 7: Let it brew about two and a half minutes. It shouldn’t be boiling, and don't stir while it is on the stove.
Step 8: When two and a half minutes have past, you will see lot of dark bubbles at the sides. At this point, take your cold drinking cup from the freezer and pour your coffee into it.
Step 9: Wait about two to three minutes until the coffee grounds fall to the bottom of the cup. Then enjoy your sweet, Turkish coffee!
Step 10: When finished, read your fortune in your coffee grounds!
Tip: The best coffee beans to use would be Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.