(pulverized) ||1 teaspoon ||2 g |
|Sugar ||1 teaspoon ||4 g |
demitasse ||60 g |
Measure coffee and sugar into a cezve. Add water; stir.
Heat over low heat until it is frothy on suface; do not boil.
Pour frothy part into demitasse. Place cezve over heat.
Bring to rising boil. Pour some more liquid into demitasse
again. Heat once more to rising boil. Pour all
intodemitasse. Serve hot
Nutritive Value ( Approx. per serving):
|Energy ||18 cal |
|Protein ||- g |
|Fat ||- g |
|Carbohydrate ||4 g |
|Calcium ||- mg |
|Iron ||- mg |
|Phosphorus||- mg |
|Zinc ||1.5 mg |
|Sodium ||- mg |
|Vitamin A ||- iu |
|Thiamin (B1) ||- mg |
|Riboflavin (B2) ||- mg |
|Niacin ||- mg |
|Vitamin C ||- mg |
Regional Characteristics :
Turkish coffee is made of finely pulverized roasted coffee beans. Roasting degree and duration differ
according to taste. Coffee is sold either green, or roasted beans or in pulverized form in small shops called "
Kuru Yemisçi " which means a person who sells all kinds of nuts, dried fruits, candy bars, bon-bons, coffee
varieties, alcoholic drinks and miscellaneous. In old houses a brass-made hand manupulated coffee mill would
be used to pulverize coffee beans. An electrical coffee mill is used instead of brass-coffee mill at present time in
many households. Turkish coffee is prepared in 4 ways.
Turkish coffee is served in demitasses made of porcelain. They come in different sizes.However an
average demitasse is equal to 1/4 cup in volume. Coffee is served for guest with bon-bon, candy bar or
with " Lokum " (Turkish Delight) or with chocolate bars. It is served usually during midday or following
a lunch or dinner. There is an old saying about coffee which goes like this. " Bir kahve fincanin kirk
yil hatiri vardir " meaning that if one has offered a demitasse of coffee he is obliged for forty years to the
one who offered the coffee. It means that the person who offers the coffee is to be respected,
honoured, and remembered for a long time for the sake of his coffe offering.
- "Az Sekerli" means coffee has little sugar about 1/2 teaspoon.
- "Orta Sekerli" means coffee has standart amount of sugar 1 teaspoon.
- "Çok Sekerli" means coffee has more sugar than enough which is 1 1/2 teaspoons.
- "Sade Kahve" means black coffee, without sugar.