This authentic traditional Turkish coffee recipe is my favorite one when it comes to drinking coffee. Back in Romania, we used to drink Turkish coffee every single day. It was not a treat, it was a way of living.
The exceptional taste, body, aroma, and preparation makes Turkish coffee far superior to any other coffee out there. You might want to challenge me on this one, but unless you tried it and you did not like it, you should just trust me.
HOW TO MAKE IT:
- First of all, it is prepared in an ibrik, a small coffee pot with a long handle, but any other pot would serve the purpose.
- The sugar is added during the brewing process, not after. Of course, this can be adjusted based on the preferences, but the traditional one is made with sugar.
- Milk and cream are never served with Turkish coffee.
- The coffee is ground to a fine powder and it should sink to the bottom of the cup.
- The Turkish coffee is served hot in small cups.
ALSO, and this is a very important note: Traditional AUTHENTIC Turkish coffee DOES NOT HAVE cardamon in it, as I noticed on all kinds of very successful sites out there. The coffee with cardamon is popular in most Arabic countries, Syria, Irak, Iran etc, but not in Turkey.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Few things before you start making the coffee. Turkish coffee is made with water, sugar, and coffee in a pot on the stove. The sugar and the coffee are added at the beginning of the brewing process without stirring.
The whole idea is to obtain a natural thick frothing on top of your coffee and this is achieved by letting the coffee brew on low heat until it gets closer to the boiling point, WITHOUT boiling it.
Traditional Turkish Coffee is not boiled. However, the pot needs to be watched all time as it goes from not boiling to boiling very fast. When you see the brew “rising”, move the pot away from the heat immediately.
The process is very easy and the results are incredible. Once you discover Turkish Coffee, your life will change forever!
Turkish coffee is much stronger/concentrated than filtered coffee, so it is not customary to drink more than one cup. It is usually served with some sweet treat, cookies, candy, chocolates or Turkish delights. for example, it would go perfectly with my awesome Coffee Flavored Sugar Cookies or my tasty recipe of Walnut and Rose Hip Jam Bars like my grandmother used to serve her guests.
I hope you will give it a try!