Turkish coffee

I remember when I first tried Turkish coffee in a Lebanese restaurant in Portland.  I loved how strong it was, and the cardamom flavor was new, different, and delicious.  A few months ago my husband got really into making Turkish coffee at home.  He found the ground coffee with cardamom, and an ibrik (the copper pot in the photo) online and we have been happily making it for ourselves ever since.  

1 tbsp finely ground coffee with cardamom 
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup water
Combine ingredients in an ibrik and swirl the pot to combine.
Place over a medium flame and watch carefully.  
When the coffee boils up to the top, remove it from the heat quickly (so it doesn’t boil over) and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Repeat twice more: let the coffee boil up just to the top, then remove and cool for several minutes.
After the third boil, pour into small cups to serve
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4 Responses to “Turkish coffee”


  1. 1 Joelen September 9, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    In high school, I got to become friends with a Turkish exchange student. She was super nice and introduced me to Turkish coffee. She even read my coffee cup… something I guess folks do after drinking their coffee to see what their future holds! Thanks for bringing me back to those memories!

  2. 2 KMAYS September 9, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    That sounds delicious. I had Greek coffee just last week at a Mediterranean restaurant. I imagine they’re similar.

  3. 3 Mike Melton September 9, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I did become obsessed with Turkish coffee there for a while…I tend to get obsessed with drinks very easily.

  4. 4 Maria September 9, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Looks like a good way to wake up!


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