Turkish Coffee

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Turkish Coffee is a popular method for brewing coffee that was developed in the country of Turkey.

It can be found in most parts of the world in Turkish restaurants.

A Cezve

With this method, one heaping teaspoon (approx. 5 grams) of finely ground coffee is added to “cezve” (pronounced “jezz-va” ) pot, along with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 cup (60mls) of water.

Not all people in Turkey prefer sugar and Turkish Coffee can be made to preference; Black ("Sade"), with little sugar (az sekerli), with moderate sugar (orta sekerli) or lots of sugar (çok sekerli).

It is also common in Turkey to make their coffee with 2 teaspoons of ground coffee which would double the caffeine content listed above. 

The mixture is heated until the crema rises to the top. The crema is then poured into the cup. The cezve is then placed back on the heat until another layer of crema forms. This is also poured off into the cup. Now the Turkish coffee is ready to be served.

Turkish coffee is usually served with a piece of Turkish Delight and a glass of water. 

The caffeine content of Turkish coffee can vary between 40-60mg due to a number of factors. The amount above reflects what one could expect to find on average.

Where To Buy Turkish Coffee

Mehmet Efendi Turkish Coffee, 250 Gram Can

Available from Amazon / Mehmet Efendi

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi Turkish Coffee 17.6oz

Available from Amazon / Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi

Ingredients in Turkish Coffee

water, coffee, sugar

Sugar content: 5 grams (per 2 ounces).

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Caffeine Comparisons

Turkish Coffee contains 25.00 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (84.54mg/100 ml).

Caffeine (mg) per Ounce
10090807060 5040302010 0 Turkish Coffee 5 Hour Energy Espresso Shot Coca-Cola Classic
Total Caffeine (mg)
400360320280 24020016012080 400 Cup of Turkish Coffee Can of Coca-Cola Classic Bottle of Redline Energy Drink Can of Monster Energy Drink Can of Red Bull