3 Tips for Cooking Turkish Coffee

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Turkish coffee. Coffee has never been so good. Grind the coffee very finely. Grind your coffee yourself in the hand coffee grinder. Add the coffee to the cold water from the beginning. Do not add to warming water. Let the coffee-water ratio be 2.5 g of coffee to 30 ml of water. The ratio should be: At least 1.5 teaspoons of Turkish coffee for approximately 1 coffee cup.

Add sugar before cooking. The coffee pot should not be full. Stir before cooking, then do not mix.

Open the bottom slightly. You should cook below boiling point. When it starts to foam, remove it from the fire and wait 20 seconds, then put it back into the fire and remove it again. Repeat this process 3 times.

Information note

Coffee was born thousands of years ago in Abyssinia. It is a ball-shaped tree with its trunk covered with branches up to the ground, 3-4 meters high, a coffee tree. It is not known who removed and roasted the core of this tree’s sweet and fleshy fruit, which resembles a red grape, and made it ruling the world today.

History of Turkish Coffee

The only thing known is that these seeds came from Abyssinia and spread from here to the world.

Arabs boil it very darkly and drink it without sugar. Noticing that coffee also has pleasant properties, they named it coffee, which means wine in Arabic.

The arrival of coffee to Turkey was out of Arabia. Arriving in Istanbul in the 15th century, Yemen coffee spread quickly and became an indispensable part of life.

Roasted coffee beans in hand mills in Turkey now there is drinking too thin or drawn baked in an electric mill. Thanks to this production and cooking technique, a type of coffee known as Turkish coffee emerged in the world.

The word that a cup of coffee is worth forty years is a proof of the importance of coffee for Turkish people.

In 1516, a person named Hakem from Aleppo opened the first shop selling coffee in the district known as Taht’el Kal’a, or Kale Altı, today known as Tahtakale. This shop aroused such interest in Istanbul that famous coffee houses as well as Turkish coffee first covered all Istanbul and then the whole country.

Let’s say, now you drink our bitter coffee …

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Of course, it would not be possible not to crown a special drink such as Turkish coffee with a beautiful interpretation. Does it come from Yemen? Of course no. That’s not exactly the case. Maybe Turkish coffee was coming from Yemen at the time; but the origin of coffee is South America and Africa. There are coffee trees there. Let’s listen to a great singer like Safiye Ayla with her beautiful voice and interpretation of Turkish traditional music below.

She was the most favourite singer of Atatürk. For detailed information check this link

Additional information: Coffee Ban: In the 16th and 17th centuries, a ban was imposed on drinking coffee and opening a coffee house on the grounds that it is forbidden in terms of religion.

Coffee addiction became widespread in the Middle Eastern countries in the 15th century. Physicians of the period put forward different opinions about the effect of coffee on human health. A debate started among Islamic scholars about whether coffee should be considered haram or not. The first coffee ban was imposed in Mecca in 1511. It was banned in Cairo shortly after. However, the habit of drinking coffee and illegally working coffee houses could not be prevented.

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