I have a new obsession: Turkish Coffee.
A dear friend turned me on to the trend and I can't get enough of it. Coffee usually makes me feel disgusting. Jittery, dehydrated and ill. Sometimes, I can't even finish 1/2 a cup because it's just too much. To my surprise, Turkish Coffee is black and finer than espresso and I don't feel this way at all after 1 small cup.
It's not super easy to make, but once you get the hang of it you won't even think twice about it. It's also not something you can just press a button and walk away. This cup is made with love.
Many people have "their" way of cooking Turkish Coffee. Find the one style that suits you. Here are some videos.
First, you need the right accessories (besides coffee. We'll get to that later!)
A turkish coffee pot (cezve), espresso or turkish coffee cups (demitasse), sugar, water and the coffee.
You can get these in kitchen appliance and accessories stores or online .
For the coffee: Many grocery stores like Fairway, Wholefoods, etc that grind fresh coffee beans will have a Turkish setting. Just before Espresso! Grind your favorite MEDIUM roast coffees to this setting, which will create a powder. So fine that this coffee is never filtered or strained.
Now, how do we make it? I start by measuring my water with the actual cup I will drink. I actually make one cup at a time because I am still a novice, but I make enough for two. I find that I get the right amount of foam at the top when I do it this way. As I said... practice makes perfect and you find your way!
Measure the water in the cups and then put water in your pot on stove. Add 2 packets sugar, or 2 tsps. Heat water and let sugar dissolve. Turn heat off. Add 2 heaping tsps of the coffee to pot. DO NOT STIR. Just let it sink to bottom. When it has sunk to bottom turn heat on low. After a couple minutes the sides of the pot will start to bubble. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. As the sides bubble, let one or two bubbles happen in the middle then turn off. Turn heat back on and let this happen again but do not let it come to a full boil, EVER. We are technically roasting the coffee. Turn heat off again and pour into cup and let sit. You will notice that a frothy foam comes to the surface of the cup. That is the best part in my opinion. Let the cup sit and cool. Then drink. When done, you can turn the cup over on your saucer and read the grinds at the bottom for your fortune! Do not drink the grinds! YUCK!
Note: This is not for everyone.
If you don't like it, we can't be friends.
What is you morning drink?