Learn how to make Turkish coffee in 10 minutes! This recipe shares how to make it with an Ibrik (the traditional coffee pot) or using a saucepan stovetop. I’ve also included tips on how to use Turkish coffee in a good old coffee machine!
Use your serving cup to measure out how much water you will need and add the water to the ibrik. If you are using the small Turkish coffee cups, add 1/2 cup extra water for each cup to account for evaporation. If you don't have a traditional coffee cup, any small and narrow cup will work best to retain the foam.
To the ibrik, add the desired amount of coffee (1 heaped tbsp for traditional style), sugar, and cardamom (if using) to the water and stir well.
Place the ibrik on a small gas stove over medium heat. After about 4-6 minutes (depending on how much liquid you are using) before the coffee begins to simmer, you will notice a foam rising to the top. Use a teaspoon to scoop up and transfer some of the foam into each Turkish Coffee cup. Continue to do this until the coffee doesn't have much foam left on top.
After the coffee starts to boil, remove from heat and pour slowly into your coffee cups. Try to pour so that the foam in the coffee cup remains undisturbed. Do not stir once you have poured the coffee.
With a Saucepan
Use your serving cup to measure out how much water and/or milk you will add to the saucepan. Add a bit extra water to account for evaporation. If you are making traditional style coffee, you will need at least 3 Turkish coffee cups in the saucepan.
Add the water/milk, sugar, cardamom (if using), and the desired amount of coffee to the saucepan. For the traditional style, you will need at 1 heaped tbsp of coffee per Turkish cup. For my everyday version, I use 2-3 tsp of Turkish Coffee for 1 cup of milk/water. Stir well using a spoon or whisk.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and allow it to begin to simmer. This will take about 7 minutes. Remove any foam that has risen to the top and add it to your cup.
Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat and slowly add to your cup. Try to pour so that the foam in the coffee cup remains undisturbed. You may also use a milk frother to create froth.