November 29, 2008

What is Turkish Coffee?

You heard Turkish coffee, but don't have idea about what actually Turkish coffee is... Okay. Let's start from the scratch! :)
As some people think, Turkish coffee is not name of special coffee beans, such as Columbia coffee or Yemen coffee. It is one of the oldest methods for brewing coffee.
Turkish coffee is different from other coffee brewing methods. It's something beyond coffee. It's represents a life style...

Where the difference comes from? Technically, the answer mainly lies on coffee powder and brewing method. But, actually, the difference is Turkish coffee represents a style that underlines enjoying the moment. :)

coffee powder: The bean for Turkish coffee is ground into a powder almost the consistency of flour. The Turkish coffee is the finest one among all coffee types.

brewing method:
Turkish coffee is brewed in a special pot (cezve/ibrik) brewed by mixing with hot water and served with the grounds.
In other words, Turkish coffee is a special coffee prepared by almost boiling finely powdered roast coffee beans in a pot, possibly with sugar, and serving it into a cup, where the dregs settle.

In contrast to other brewing methods, it is especially important that Turkish coffee comes ALMOST to a boil while brewing. The finely ground coffee is brought to a slow boil over low heat. Its strong body provides delicious flavour and long-lasting aroma.If you still cannot imagine how it looks and tastes like, you can roughly think that it's something similar to espresso.

This illustrated post shows how you can make delicious Turkish coffee.

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