Coffee Recipes

Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee is a thick and strong unfiltered coffee that is traditionally brewed in an ibrik (a small coffee pot) or cezve (a long-handled, open, brass or copper pot). But, a small pot will work fine. Since this is unfiltered, the coffee needs to have a very fine grind. The coffee is combined with sugar and cardamom. Cardamom seeds are a spice mixture originating from India. It is sold as seeds or in a powder form. It is similar described as pepper with a sweetness like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Many people will say that you do not need a particular type of coffee bean to make Turkish Coffee. But, those who drink this type of coffee believe that the best flavor comes from using Arabica and Robusta beans for its intense flavor and foam. Some companies, sell “Turkish Coffee” which are intended for this type of coffee. Regardless of the beans you choose, the key is the grind. Some companies sell Turkish Coffee Grinders, but a good burr grinder with an adjustment for the coarseness will work perfectly.

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