Updated: Dec 18, 2017
One of the cornerstones of Turkish food culture, Turkish coffee, also stands out as one of the most intense but tongue-pleasing versions of its less-grinded versions. And best of all, its preparation is probably the easiest! Here's how you can get your coffee ready for you and your friends in just less than five minutes:
1. Boil It!
Turkish coffee is simply made by boiling the ground coffee beans unlike other types which require filtering or percolation.
2. Sweet Enough?
Are you sweet enough or looking to add some sugar to your coffee? Then you better do it at the start of the boiling and achieve the perfect balance in taste!
3. Do Not Simmer!
Second key point is not to let it simmer. Boiling requires to be done as slowly as possible to avoid any bitterness that might spoil the actual coffee taste.
4. One by One
You will see a little froth action on top of your coffee pot (cezve, ibrik), don't rush yourself into pouring them into cups all at once. One-third for each cup will do trick and you can return remaining two-thirds to the fire without any hesitation because there's nothing wrong with reboiling your Turkish coffee! You can pour rest of the boiling coffee into cups with the second frothing happens.
5. Enjoy It!
Don't forget to have it with your friends, because it's said that's the best way to enjoy a nice cup of coffee! And, of course, a small piece of Turkish delight will be the best accompaniment you could get with your coffee.