I love a strong cup of coffee. But what is better than a strong cup of coffee? A flavorful strong cup of coffee. As you will see in later (a shameless plug for an upcoming post), I also appreciate stove brewed coffees, such as the Cuban Coffee and Turkish Coffee, of course.
While I am no expert, I can say that what makes Turkish Coffee so special is the spices that are incorporated into the brewing process.The strong and fragrant, yet sweet taste of cardamom is a highlight of Turkish Coffee.
In the brewing and serving process, the flavor of Turkish Coffee is left up to the brewer, which makes each serving unique. Beyond the flavor of the coffee beans themselves, the richness and tones of Turkish Coffee can be changed by the brewer by making changes to the types and amount of spices incorporated into the coffee. Adding additional spices such as cloves, saffron and/or sugar to the brew brings new flavors and tones to the coffee. A wonderful article on the brewing process can be found here.
If you are interested in trying it out for yourself, you will need:
Turkish Coffee (and Spices)
2. Turkish Coffee Decantor/Coffee Pot
3. Some fancy cups to serve your coffee in!
I hope you will try Turkish coffee out for yourself and maybe even try to brew your own!