How To Make My Favourite Turkish Coffee
A little while ago I answered a question about drinking coffee. As you might have seen on my social media, if I do have coffee, I like to drink Turkish coffee.
My favourite Turkish coffee
My Yiayia makes an amazing Turkish coffee, and she has one at the same time everyday. If I don’t get there in time, I have to make it myself!
After I mentioned I love Turkish coffee, I got a few more questions about what it is and how to make it. So I decided to write a blog post and explain it all for you!
What you need to make Turkish coffee
This is how I make Turkish coffee for myself at home! I usually have my coffee earlier in the day — as I’ve mentioned before in my post The Truth About Coffee, caffeine is a stimulant.
One of the things you’ll need is a briki, (pronounced bree-kee) which is a coffee pot that looks a little like a pot with a pouring spout, kind of like a jug. These pots were traditionally made from copper, but stainless steel is often used instead, so you don’t need to worry if that’s all you can find.
You’ll also need finely ground coffee. I use a type that says ‘Turkish-Style Coffee’ on the label, but you might like to experiment with different varieties depending on your tastes.
Before you start brewing, gather some water, sugar or a natural sugar substitute (if using) and your Turkish coffee cup, or any small coffee cup.
How to brew Turkish coffee
- Put the briki on the stove and turn the heat to medium-low. If I’m making coffee just for me, I will add just one coffee cup full of water to the briki. More people means adding more water :)
- Add a teaspoon of coffee and half a teaspoon of sugar (if you are using it) to the briki. Stir for 20 seconds and then leave it to heat.
- Wait until the coffee is just about to boil over and then remove it from the stove.
- Pour it into your Turkish coffee cup and enjoy!
When the coffee is brewing, make sure you watch it! If it boils over, the coffee burns and it will taste terrible! If you want to make more than one cup of coffee, just remember the ratio should always be one to one. So if you are making coffee for two, you need to add two cups of water and two teaspoons of coffee to the briki!
Enjoy my favourite Turkish coffee!
There you have it ladies — that’s how you make my absolute favourite coffee! If you love a good strong coffee, I think this will be right up your alley. Try it out with your breakfast or a healthy snack and let me know what you think!
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