Published September 9, 2008
beverages , Middle Eastern
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