I wrote a whole post about Turkish coffee and then Google thought it would be funny to delete it. Normally in these situations (yes this happens a lot, my life is a shambles), I would just write a new post, but I had a bit of a connection to that post so now that it’s lost I’m not going to try and remake it.
Turkish coffee is usually enjoyed as an after dinner beverage, it is thick, muddy and unbearably strong in all the best ways. Men are usually served water with their little cup, which always has flowers on it of some kind. While women are forced to drink as is, there are probably some sexist connotations there, but waters for wussy’s anyways.
To make the best cup of Turkish coffee, you don't need a cezve or some fincans. See, you're already confused and I'm telling you it doesn't have to be that way! Turkish people love to do this thing where its impossible to translate the ACTUAL word into another language. They are just names for the type of coffee pot and cup used to make the coffee.
2 heaped tsp Turkish coffee powder
2 small espresso cups worth of water
2 tsp sugar (optional)
Take a small and tall saucepan (like this) and add the water, sugar and coffee. Place on medium-high heat and stir until all of the coffee has dissolved into the water. Now stop stirring, but keep a close eye on the coffee. In 3-5 minutes, the coffee will start to bubble over the pot, just as soon as this happens, take the pot off the heat. Skim the residue off the top with a teaspoon and place in the bottom of the cups. Pour the coffee over the residue and serve.
Have you ever tried Turkish coffee? Now you have no excuse but to give it a go!
Love Em xx