is typically served sweet or “bitter” (unsweetened) with no milk. However, it is also often prepared with cardamom
, and may even include ingredients like almond extract, cloves
and vanilla. This Spiced Turkish Coffee recipe riffs on tradition with an assortment of warming spices.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Yield: One serving
- 6 oz. cold water
- 1 whole cardamom pod, or 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1 whole clove, or 1/16 tsp. clove
- 1/2 stick cinnamon, or 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 drop pure vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. powdered (or extremely finely ground) coffee grounds
- In an 8-oz. ibrik, combine the water, spices and vanilla extract. Stir.
- Add the sugar and coffee. Do not stir.
- Bring the liquid to a near-boil over medium heat.
- When the foam rises into the neck of the ibrik, remove it from heat. Watch it closely and do not allow it to boil.
- Allow the foam to settle.
- Return the pot to the stove and repeat steps 4 and 5 several times, until the foam is thick.
- Distribute the foam evenly amongst your demitasse cups.
- Allow the coffee grounds to settle in the ibrik for about a minute.
- Pour the coffee into the cups, taking care to leave the grounds, spices and sludge in the pot.
- Serve immediately.