Homemade Turkish Coffee

Important Note: When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Content, pricing, offers and availability are subject to change at any time - more info.

Turkish Coffee

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 8kcal


  • 3 tsp Turkish coffee very finely ground
  • 180 ml/6 fl oz water
  • 1 tsp sugar optional


  • Mix the ground coffee, water, and sugar in a coffee pot (cezve). Then put the cezve on low heat. Allow time for it to cook slowly, but keep an eye out, as the coffee may overflow shortly after simmering.
  • Coffee will be froth up on top just before it simmers. Using a spoon, divide these froth into small cups (fincan).
  • When the coffee is simmering, it's time to serve. Pour the coffee from the cezve into the fincans.
  • Serve with Turkish Delight or chocolate.



Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 3mg

When it comes to making a delicious cup of Turkish coffee, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:

  • First and foremost, you’ll need a very finely grind of coffee – the finer the grind, the better the flavor. The coffee grounds should be so fine that they resemble powder. If you can’t find finely ground coffee, you can grind your own coffee beans in a coffee grinder or food processor.
  • You’ll need to use a lot of coffee in relation to the amount of water you use.
  • Cook the coffee slowly and allow it to froth. While the coffee is simmering, be sure to froth it up a bit – this helps to release the flavor and aroma of the coffee.
  • When making Turkish coffee, instead of water, you can use milk.
  • Turkish coffee is traditionally served with a glass of water. The coffee is served in fincans (small coffee cups), and water is usually served in small glasses so that the coffee can be sipped slowly. The water is used to cleanse the palate between sips of coffee.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a delicious cup of Turkish coffee.

Recent Recipes