Recipe by Julie B's Hive
From some of you here I understand this is the only way to have coffee. I've never tried it but wish I could join you half way across the world to have a cup with you. NOTE: Please see LeggyPeggy's review. She explains the optionals in this recipe. Thanks for the info Peggy!
- 2 -3 tablespoons strong rich coffee (very finely ground)
- 4 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
- 3 cardamom seeds (optional) or 1 sprig fresh coriander (optional) or 2 teaspoons rose water (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- (To make really authentic ‘Turkish’ coffee you need a narrow-topped pot that can be heated on a stove. Pots like this are used to make coffee in the most expensive restaurants and on desert camp-fires. You can use any heat-proof pot, but be careful.).
- Fill the pot with about ½ litre of water and place it on the heat. As the water begins to heat up, add the sugar, stir, and then top up with the coffee. When the water boils, let it begin to foam, but quickly reduce the heat before the coffee boils over. Repeat this three times. Remove from the heat and add any optional flavouring. Allow the coffee to cool for a minute, then pour it into small cups.
- Turkish coffee should be sipped slowly, and enjoyed with friends.