Turkish Coffee

One of my favorite souvenirs that my mom brought me back from Serbia last summer was the beautiful hand crafted Turkish coffee set.  The set included a jezva (Turkish coffee pot), two small cups, a sugar pot, and a serving tray. I've loved learning to make the intense coffee just like my mom and Baka used to make when company came over.

To make this, you'll need a few things that you may not have at home. You'll need a jezva, which is a small, tall, and skinny coffee pot, and Turkish coffee grounds, or very finely ground coffee grounds.  You can find the grounds at any European grocery store.

How to make Turkish Coffee:

Makes 3 cups of coffee | Takes 5 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 3 espresso cups worth of water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 heaping teaspoons espresso, ground
  • 1 Turkish coffee pot, or jezva
  1.  Measure out three cups of water into the jezva using the cups you'll be serving the coffee in
  2. Add sugar to jezva
  3. Bring to boil on medium-high, cook for 1 minute
  4. Take jezva off the stove and add espresso grounds
  5. Stir coffee and put jezva back on stove
  6. Bring to boil, watching closely, and take off stove when coffee rises to top of the pot
  7. Stir coffee, then place back onto stove
  8. Reboil coffee and take off stove when it rises again
  9. Serve and enjoy!