What is Turkish Coffee?
Turkish Coffee is an important part of Turkish Culture.Since 1543, when a governor to Yemen brought back some Coffee Arabic beans to Istanbul and introduced the coffee to the Ottoman Empire.
Turkish Coffee has been one of the most favorite drinks of Turkish People. Turkish coffee is often strong and sedimentary, and can be ordered without sugar (sade), medium-sweet (orta) and sweet (sekerli).Turkish Coffee has a unique taste, froth, aroma, brewing technique and presentation in other words it has its own identity and tradition.
HOW TO MAKE TURKISH COFFEE
What do I need?
You don’t need much to brew Turkish coffee.You will need to have a turkish mill,a spoon, the ibrik, and if desired, sugar or spices.Turkish coffee requires an extremely fine grind – finer than espresso – or almost as fine as baby powder. The finer the better.Turkish mill and ibriks are available from several web sites.
It only takes two minutes to prepare Turkish Coffee.Measure the amount of cold water you will need.
Using the coffee cup as a measuring cup, pour one cup of cold drinking water in the cezve per cup of Turkish Coffee (the quality of the water affects the quality of the coffee).
Add two teaspoons of coffee (5 g) and two teaspoons of sugar (as desired) per cup.
Blend the coffee and sugar with a spoon over a low flame.
When the coffee boils over a second time, pour the remaining coffee into the coffee cups.
Allow the remaining coffee to brew a while longer before adding it to the cups.
It is customary to serve Turkish Coffee with a glass of water. The water prepares the mouth for the coffee’s flavour.
This is extremely important advice: never take your eye off the process when brewing turkish coffee. Things can happen in a blink of the eye – and you’ll create a big mess on your stove if you lose attion. But it is very easy to do.
When serving a large group, it is best to prepare semi-sweet Turkish Coffee.