Let’s find out how to make Turkish coffee correctly and what are its advantages.
Secret number 1. Grinding
Turk loves fine grinding. The smaller the better. What is a grind?
Grinding coffee is the degree to which coffee beans are ground using coffee grinders. The grinding of grain is responsible for the taste of the drink and the way it is prepared.
Ultrafine or fine grinding is the degree at which ground coffee undergoes maximum extraction when brewed in a cezve. Upon contact with hot water, such coffee reveals its flavor and aroma properties, and the grounds settle at the bottom of the cup.
If you choose a medium or coarse grind, you can also brew coffee in a Turk. But its taste may turn out to be less saturated, and undissolved particles will prevent you from enjoying the drink.
Secret number 2. Sugar
When brewing coffee in an oriental way, you can add both sugar and spices. For example, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves.
Instead of sugar, I recommend trying coffee with honey. Its rich, almost caramelized sweetness pairs well with the taste of ground coffee.
Don’t go overboard with sweeteners. The taste of Turkish coffee is so rich and refined that the sweetness should only emphasize it, but not overwhelm it.
How to make oriental coffee with honey and nutmeg, see here.
Secret number 3. Speed
Whoever understands life is in no hurry. Oriental coffee is a leisurely way to brew a drink. For example, capsule is prepared much faster. But Turkish coffee is a ritual.
Open a jar of your favorite coffee, pour it into a cezve, spilling a gentle aroma of vivacity around the house. Watch how the foam rises, and most importantly, remove the drink from the fire in time. Just enjoy, allowing yourself to escape from the hustle and bustle.
Put the cezve on medium heat. If the Turk is designed for two or three cups, most likely the foam will begin to rise in seven minutes.
My life hack for coffee lovers! Set the timer as soon as you turn on the heat under the cezve. When the foam starts to rise, stop it and note how long it took to cook. Now the coffee will never run away!
Secret number 4. Mixing
You need to stir coffee in a Turk once. Even if it is with sugar or honey. After about the fourth minute on the stove, when the water has already warmed up, stir the drink with a teaspoon until the sweetener dissolves.
Secret number 5. Penka
How to serve Turkish coffee to yourself and guests? When the coffee foam begins to rise, remove the drink from the heat.
Let it stand for about 30 seconds and skim off some foam with a teaspoon. If you are alone, then put the foam on the bottom of your favorite coffee cup. And if you treat relatives or guests, do the same with each cup.
Thus, the coffee foam is evenly distributed and everyone gets a drink with an air cap.
Do you have the secrets of making coffee in an oriental way? Share in the comments!