HOW TO BREW TURKISH COFFEE?
One thing is certain: you haven’t truly tasted coffee until you’ve tasted real Turkish coffee
Two things make Turkish coffee unique: how the beans are ground and how they are brewed. To master the art of Turkish coffee is to become part of a tradition that dates back over 500 years.
The good news is, it’s easy. There are just a few things to remember:
Turkish coffee is not filtered and the grounds are served in the cup along with the coffee, settling at the bottom and enriching the drink.
Turkish coffee is always served black.
If you take sugar in your coffee, you need to add it at the start of the brew as you can’t stir Turkish coffee once it’s served.
Finely ground Turkish coffee – around 7 grams (1 heaped teaspoon)
Water at room temperature (not hot), ideally filtered or bottled – around 70 ml (or 1 Turkish coffee cupful)
A Turkish coffee pot (or any small, tall pot, but ideally a proper Turkish cezve)
With such a long heritage, there are so many ways to enjoy Turkish coffee. From the staunchly traditional to the mouthwateringly gourmet, here are some of our favourite serving suggestions… how will you enjoy yours?
The Island Hopper
Turkish coffee, a glass of rose water and Cypriot almond macaroons
Relaxing and restorative – Turkish coffee the Cypriot way. Indulge in the sumptuous Özerlat coffee aromas, lifted by chewy sweet macaroons and fragrant rose. Be instantly transported to the sunny Mediterranean, the sea lapping at the shore, a cool breeze rifling through the trees…
The Afternoon Delight
Turkish coffee, a glass of water and Iley Özerlat’s signature Molasses Cake
Indulgence and exploration – find your gourmet Turkish coffee experience. Gorgeous sticky sweet cake paired with delectably smooth Özerlat coffee: take your afternoon tea to new heights with a mouthwatering eastern twist.
The Golden Hour
Turkish coffee, cherry liqueur and a piece of roasted pistachio Turkish delight
Richness and opulence – the ultimate after-dinner digestif. Good friends, laughter and lightheartedness, a great meal enjoyed by all… mark the occasion with something extraordinary: complex Özerlat coffee with roasted nut and intense cherry fruit richness. End the evening on a high.