In Turkey, when you go to somebody’s house, the first question isn’t if you want to drink Turkish coffee, but rather how you would like to have your Turkish coffee prepared. By how your host is asking about the amount of sugar you would like to have in your coffee. To answer the question, you may say “sade” which means no sugar; “az seker” which means very little sugar; “orta” which means with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar; or “sekerli” which means with 3-4 teaspoon sugar.

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To make Turkish coffee:

You will need filtered water, Turkish coffee, cezve (a special wide bottom pot, usually made of copper), Turkish coffee cups, and sugar.
Always use cold, filtered water. To measure the amount of water for each cup, use the coffee cup you are going to use. My rule of thumb is 1 ½ cup of water per coffee cup. Once again, the “cup” measurement is the coffee cup that you are going to serve the coffee in, rather than a standard measuring cup.
Turkish coffee is much more finely ground than regular coffee. I have never ground it myself and I wouldn’t recommend you do that either. Nowadays, you can find Turkish Coffee in most Middle Eastern or Mediterranean supermarkets. Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi is one of the most popular brands of Turkish coffee.
For each cup of coffee, I use a heaping tablespoon of ground coffee. As I mentioned above, if your guests prefer their coffee with sugar, add the sugar in the very beginning, stirring the mixture until combined.
Slowly bring it to a boil over medium heat. This will take about 3-4 minutes, so keep a close eye on it. As the coffee warms, you will see a dark foam building up. This dark foam is very important. It is customary and important to serve Turkish coffee with foam on top. Closer to it coming to a boil, using a teaspoon, transfer some of the foam into each of your Turkish coffee cups. Return coffee pot to stovetop. As coffee comes to a boil, pour half of the coffee into the cups, over the foam. Return coffee pot to stovetop and boil the remaining coffee for an additional 15-20 seconds and pour the rest into the coffee cups, filling them to the rim.
To serve the Turkish coffee:

Turkish coffee is always served with water, because a sip of water will allow the person to clear his/her palate before drinking coffee for the best enjoyment. In addition to water, most people like to serve it with a small sweet treat like Turkish delights, chocolate, candy, etc.
When it comes to serving Turkish coffee, it is important to start with the eldest guest in the room. It is a sign of respect to acknowledge their age and considered disrespectful not to do so.
Since Turkish coffee is much denser than filtered coffee, it is not customary to drink more than one cup. I have read on some websites that some people add milk or cream to their Turkish Coffee, but to be honest, I have never seen anyone in Turkey add milk or cream to their Turkish coffee.
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