Turkish Coffee (Kahve)

  • Serves

    serves 4

Turkish coffeepots, or ibriks, usually made of copper, come in varying sizes.


  • 4-5 tsp. ground Turkish coffee
  • 1-2 Tbsp. sugar


Step 1

Put a little more than 3⁄4 cup water, coffee, and sugar into an 8-ounce ibrik and place over medium heat. After 8–10 minutes, the mixture will begin to foam up into the neck of the ibrik. Allow the foam to fill the neck completely, remove ibrik from heat, scoop foam into 4 Turkish coffee cups, and return ibrik to the heat.

Step 2

Allow foam to rise into the neck again (it will happen much more quickly this time) and repeat the process. Repeat the process twice more, then pour the coffee equally into the cups, including the silky dregs at the bottom of the ibrik, and serve immediately with Almond Halvah, if you like.

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