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Turkish coffee

Tursko Kafe
pronounced: tour-sko kah-feh


  • 4 heaping t (Turkish coffee)
  • 3 heaping t sugar
  • 1-1/2 c water
Bring water to a boil in a Turkish coffee pot or small saucepan. Meanwhile, put coffee, sugar and 1 T water in a cup and blend it until smooth and well blended. When water boils, pour in coffee mixture and bring to a boil again. Turn off heat, let it settle and serve immediately.

Turkish coffee is usually served to guests, together with slatko or baklava, with icy water on the side. The traditional way to drink Turkish coffee is with a guest, accompanying a long conversation. The guest is served three coffees: the first one is the welcome coffee, namely the ozguldum coffee, the second one is the coffee to accompany the conversation, called the muabet coffee, and the last one is called the farewell coffee, or the sikter coffee.