Turkish coffee brewing guide

Turkish Coffee Brewing Guide: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Flavour.

Step-by-Step Guide to Brewing Turkish Coffee at Home

Turkish coffee, also known as "kahve," is a traditional coffee preparation from the Middle East and North Africa. It is characterized by its finely ground coffee beans, which are simmered in a small pot called a cezve. The resulting brew is thick, strong, and flavorful.

Here is a step-by-step guide to brewing Turkish coffee at home:

Essential Equipment:

Cezve: A small, conical-shaped pot with a handle, traditionally made of copper or brass.

Finely ground Turkish coffee: You can purchase pre-ground Turkish coffee or grind your beans using a grinder specifically designed for Turkish coffee.

Sugar: Turkish coffee is typically sweetened with sugar, but you can adjust the amount to your liking.

Water: Use fresh, filtered water for the best flavour.

Spoon: A small, metal spoon is ideal for stirring and serving.

Turkish coffee brewing guide at home


1. Measure the coffee and sugar: For each cup of Turkish coffee, use 2 heaping tablespoons of finely ground coffee and 1 tablespoon of sugar. If you prefer unsweetened coffee, simply omit the sugar.

2. Add the coffee and sugar to the cezve: Pour the water into the cezve, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Add the coffee and sugar, and stir gently until the coffee is evenly distributed.

3. Heat the cezve: Place the cezve over medium-low heat. Do not stir the coffee while it is brewing.

4. Monitor the coffee: The coffee will start to foam and rise. As it reaches the top of the cezve, remove it from the heat.

5. Repeat the heating process: Once the coffee has settled, return the cezve to the heat and bring it to a boil again. Repeat this process two more times for a total of three boilings.

6. Serve the coffee: Pour the coffee, grounds and all, into small cups. The coffee grounds will settle at the bottom of the cups, so stir gently before drinking.


For a stronger coffee, use more coffee grounds. For a weaker coffee, use fewer grounds.

If you like your coffee frothy, stir it vigorously before serving.

Turkish coffee is traditionally served with a small glass of water to cleanse the palate between sips.

Enjoy your authentic Turkish coffee experience!

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