How to Make Authentic Turkish Coffee (Easy Recipe)

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Turkish coffee is somewhat legendary; it’s so rustic yet refined. There’s no other coffee style so robust and aromatic — if you’re a coffee-lover, this one is the real deal. You’ll find in this traditional coffee the very soul of coffee beans. 

The question is, can you make an authentic Turkish coffee at home? Of course you can! If you know what you’re doing. So, here’s an authentic Turkish coffee recipe and all you need to put it together. Get ready for the real deal; more than a coffee cup, this one’s an experience. Let’s see what this beauty is all about.

What goes into a Turkish coffee?

Let’s see. Where to start? Do you already have your Cezve coffee cup? Because you’ll need one. This long-handled pot is often made of copper or brass, and it’s designed to boil a coffee and water suspension in minutes. 

Coffee is often an infusion, meaning warm water flavored with roasted coffee beans. Turkish coffee is something else entirely; it’s a coffee suspension — the ground coffee is still there, suspended in the water. Therefore, you’ll need finely ground coffee, and by finely ground, I mean powdered coffee. Without it, there’s no Turkish coffee.

You’ll also need refined sugar, of course, but you can also use your favorite sweetener, even honey! 

How to make the perfect cup of Turkish coffee?

You start with finely ground coffee, which you combine with the water and sweetener well before brewing the coffee. Then you boil the whole thing in the heat-transmitting copper cezve coffee pot. 

I guess you could sweeten the coffee after brewing it, but it’s not how it’s done. What makes Turkish coffee so caramelly and sweet is that all the ingredients come together under intense heat — and everything happens in just a few minutes. 

And don’t forget, the best way of enjoying Turkish coffee is with friends or family; this type of coffee is an authentic tradition you want to enjoy with others. Turkish coffee is tons of fun to make, and it’s even more fun to share. Now, let’s make some Turkish coffee!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time2 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time12 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy15 cal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz cold water
  • 2 heaping spoons of coffee (finely ground)
  • 2 tsp sugar (more to taste)
  • cezve coffee pot

Directions

1

Add the water, coffee and sugar into the cezve coffee pot. Mix until dissolved.

2

Heat over a medium flame for 4-5 minutes until you see the first bubbles. A foam layer will foam.

3

Remove from heat and pour the coffee. Share the foam between two cups, and also divide the sediment!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories15
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate4 g275 g1.45%
  • Total Sugars4 g
  • Potassium2 mg4700 mg0.04%

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