Things I need to make Turkish Coffee:
Turkish Ibrik (a Coffee Decanter). To Order CLICK HERE
Turkish Coffee Spice Mix. To Order CLICK HERE
Tukish Coffee. To Order CLICK HERE
For a 2 cup (16 oz) of water: Step 1:
Add the sugar first. 1 Tbsp or to taste.Step 2:
Add 1 tsp of the Coffee Spice Mix –Turkish Blend or to taste.
Fill your ibrik (Coffee Decanter) with 2 cups (16 oz) of fresh cold water.
Add 2 Tbsps of Turkish coffee.
Note how the coffee grinds float on the water. This is important, DO NOT STIR.
The grinds actually act like a seal between the water and the air. This is important. You will stir in a later step, but for now, the floating coffee is necessary.
Place decanter on stove top and start heating at medium to high heat. DO NOT WALK AWAY! DO NOT STIR!
After a few minutes things will start to happen. If the water starts to boil, you did not use enough coffee or the heat is too high. The coffee should never boil ... toss and start again.
The coffee should start to foam. The difference is the foaming is slow, boiling is fast. You should see the foam grow from around the coffee and start to fill the neck. DO NOT STOP WATCHING!
Notice the foam building.
The foam will start to fill the neck and work it’s way up. When it is almost to the top of the ibrik, remove the ibrik from the heat source.
Carefully stir the coffee
and the foam will subside.
Put the ibrik back on the heat source. It will start to foam again, this time more quickly.
Again, remove from the heat source, stir down the foam, and replace.
Repeat a third time, the foam rises, remove and DO NOT STIR THIS LAST TIME.
Scoop out the foam with a spoon and place it evenly in each cup.
Let the ibrik sit about 30 seconds so some of the grinds will settle.
Pour the coffee evenly in each cup.
Don’t pour out the last drop since the bottom of the ibrik will be sludge.
Black? Of course. But your guests may add milk, or half and half.
Warn your guests, the grinds will settle to the bottom of your glass / demitasse / mug.