How To: Make traditional Turkish coffee

Make traditional Turkish coffee

In this video the Los Angeles Times test kitchen will show you how to make robust and sweet Turkish coffee. People take their coffee seriously and if you would like to do this coffee justice then follow the directions to really get the Turkish coffee experience.

1. Pour in cold water in the coffee pot. You should use one cup of cold water for each cup you are making and then add an extra half cup "for the pot". Add a teaspoonful of the ground Turkish coffee per cup in the water while the water is cold and stir. The amount of coffee may be varied to taste, but do not forget, there will be a thick layer of coffee grounds left at the bottom of your cup for properly made Turkish coffee. Don't fill the pot too much. If you need to add sugar this is the time to do it.

2. Heat the pot as slowly as you can. The slower the heat the better it is. Make sure you watch it to prevent overflowing when the coffee boils.

3. When the water boils pour some (not all) of the coffee equally between the cups, filling each cup about a quarter to a third of the way. This will make sure that everybody gets a fair share of the foam forming on top of the pot, without which coffee loses much of its taste. Continue heating until coffee boils again (which will be very short now that it has already boiled). Then distribute the rest of the coffee between the cups.

Since there is no filtering of coffee at any time during this process, you should wait for a few minutes before drinking your delicious Turkish coffee while the coffee grounds settle at the bottom of the cup.
This is a recipe from Turkey!

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2 Comments

man that looks like some real good coffee an the turks no how 2 make it..thank you cus now i'm a winner at pch!!!

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Jim Spence 4/27/12 11:33 AM
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