1. Put the ground coffee powder (approximately one heaped teaspoon per small coffee cup) into a Ibrik. Add a small cup size of cold water for each cup of coffee you want to make.
2. Heat the brew on a low heat to allow the flavor to infuse and no stirring is necessary. When the coffee comes to the boil, remove the pot from the heat and let the froth reside a little, if there is a thick layer of foam at the top, it is a good sign.
3. Pour into the coffee cups (some use a tea strainer to reduce the sediment) and wait a minute for the grounds to settle. Add the amount of sugar you desire to take away the bitterness. Enjoy.
- Invest in a Turkish coffee mill and grind the coffee just before you make it – it makes a huge difference to the taste of Turkish coffee.
- Use milk (or cream,) instead of water if you would like a rich, creamy drink.
- The sugar ratio is about 1 teaspoon of sugar to every 2 teaspoons of coffee grounds. Unless you like your coffee really sweet.