Caffeine Trivia 11.20.14

MAKING TURKISH COFFEE IN AN IBRIQ – Two years ago today, I was in Kusadasi, Turkey so it’s fitting that today’s trivia is on making Turkish Coffee:  Turkish Coffee (also Arab Coffee) is made in an ibriq, a small copper pot with a long handle. Two teaspoons of finely-ground coffee plus one of sugar are added to a cup of water and the mixture is brought to the boil. The ibriq is taken off the heat as it comes to the boil, usually three times, and then it is poured out and drunk. A cardamom seed is sometimes added for flavour. The drawback of this method is that boiling the coffee causes the more delicate flavors to be lost.

Turkish Coffee  Turkish Coffee

 

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