Popular recipes for making Turkish coffee on a gas stove. How to properly brew a delicious drink at home?

Aromatic black coffee prepared in Turkish can lift your mood for the whole day, because natural coffee beans contain not only many vitamins and microelements, but also serotonin, which is considered the “hormone of happiness .

By adding cream, milk or spices, you can improve the classic recipe at home and create for yourself a unique coffee drink, memorable for its unique taste and aroma.

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General tips on how to properly brew Turkish coffee

The main attribute in the process of preparing an invigorating drink at home is the correctly chosen Turk. Experts consider the best option to be a small cezve, designed for 1-2 cups .

The pot can be made of copper or ceramic - such products retain the taste properties of coffee beans and help to quickly prepare the drink.

Important! The vessel must have a wide bottom and a narrowed neck, as well as a comfortable long wooden handle.

A drink brewed in a Turk on a gas stove will turn out especially tasty if you follow several nuances step by step :

  1. The water for preparing the drink should be cold.
  2. To ensure that the taste of the finished drink is rich and without any extraneous flavors, you should use purified water .
  3. Real espresso is made from freshly ground beans , so it would be a good idea to additionally purchase a coffee grinder.
  4. Only finely ground beans are suitable for preparing a rich drink .
  5. Pour water into the Turk to a level below the beginning of the narrowed part of the neck.
  6. Before filling, the cezve should be slightly warmed over low heat and only then pour in the coffee and pour in the water.
  7. Do not let the drink boil , interrupting this process every time the foam begins to rise.
  8. The foam cap should rise 2-3 times . It does not need to be removed or upset.
  9. During cooking, do not be distracted by other things and do not leave the stove.

Attention! You need to know that before brewing a drink, you should first choose high-quality coffee, because the taste directly depends on the beans.

The most popular variety is Arabica , which is valued for its unique aroma and has a large number of different flavor shades.

What a Turk should be like

When choosing a cezve, you need to know what characteristics it should have so as not to buy a low-quality product or a fake. The right coffee pot has the following set of features:

  • the shape of the vessel is in the form of a cone;
  • high heat transfer of walls;
  • thick bottom;
  • reliable handle made of material that does not heat up;
  • the diameter of the neck is two times smaller than the diameter of the bottom (this difference can be even greater);
  • suitable capacity.

This knowledge will help you purchase a good cezve, with the help of which you will be able to reveal the deep aroma of the coffee drink when preparing it.

Classic cooking method: step-by-step instructions

Having chosen a Turk and decided on the type of coffee, you can move on to the most important process - preparing the drink.

The cooking technology includes the following steps:

  1. Warm the bottom of the Turks over low heat.
  2. Pour ground grains into the cezve and pour half of the cold water . Sugar is not included in the classic recipe, but you can add it if desired.
  3. Wait until the liquid stops releasing air bubbles and add the remaining water.
  4. Place the device on the burner, turning on the lowest heat..
  5. After a minute, stir the contents of the container with a spoon so that there are no lumps left in the liquid .
  6. As soon as bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the drink and dense foam forms , remove the vessel from the stove.
  7. Allow the contents to cool slightly and return the Turk to the burner to raise the foam again . Repeat the procedure 2 more times.
  8. After finishing cooking and turning off the heat, let the drink stand in the Turk for a couple of minutes so that the ground coffee settles to the bottom.
  9. Before pouring the drink into cups, warm them with hot water or any other method.
  10. Pour the prepared coffee into a cup and start tasting.

By the way! Instead of sugar, you can add a few crystals of salt, which will fully reveal the taste of the coffee beans and give the drink a piquant flavor.

Cooking time

The time to prepare a drink on gas depends on the quality of the Turk, the size of the burner, the strength of the fire, the density of the coffee powder and the ingredients added.
The process of brewing one serving of a classic drink in a standard volume device (100 ml) over low heat takes no more than 7 minutes .
Cooking cannot be too fast, because in this case the drink will reach a boil in just a couple of minutes, without having time to be enriched with the aromatic and taste qualities of natural ground grains.

For your information! Slow heat promotes long and intense extraction, which means the finished drink will have a rich taste and pleasant aroma.

How to determine the degree of readiness of a drink?

To understand exactly how long the drink takes to prepare and determine the moment when the coffee is completely ready and needs to be removed from the heat, it is important to carefully monitor the process of formation and rise of foam . It is also worth paying attention to the fact that after removing the vessel from the fire for the first time, the procedure must be repeated twice. The liquid should not rise above the neck or spill .

The drink will be ready for drinking once the formed foam begins to move upward again.
At this moment, you need to ensure that the dense foam that prevents contact of the drink with air does not violate its integrity .
Coffee prepared in Turk produces a pleasant aroma, is not bitter and has a bright, rich taste, which is also a sign that the drink was brewed according to all the rules.

Popular recipes

There are many recipes for making coffee in a cezve on a gas stove, each of which has its own unique characteristics. You can brew coffee with the addition of caramel, milk or honey, creating a delicious drink without any effort.

  1. With milk.


  • hot espresso – 50 ml;
  • milk – 150 ml;
  • sugar - to taste.

Cooking method:

Heat the milk, but do not bring it to a boil. Then pour into a wide cup or transparent glass. Add sugar to the brewed espresso and pour it into a container with milk. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Important! By adding milk, espresso becomes more beneficial and helps reduce the risk of insomnia, prevents calcium from being washed out of the body, and does not increase stomach acidity.

  1. Cinnamon.


  • freshly ground coffee – 10 g;
  • water – 100 ml;
  • sugar – 1 teaspoon;
  • cinnamon stick;
  • salt - a pinch.

Cooking method:

To prepare an aromatic drink, warm the Turk slightly, add ground coffee, sugar, a pinch of salt and water. Place the cinnamon stick in a vessel and place it on low heat.

After a dense brown foam forms in the Turk, remove the container from the heat, then
allow the liquid to cool for at least one minute and place the Turk again on the burner .
If you notice the foam rising, remove the coffee from the heat and place the cezve on a wooden stand. After 2-3 minutes, remove the cinnamon stick and pour the drink into a preheated cup.

  1. In Turkish.


  • finely ground coffee – 2 tsp;
  • cold water – 100 ml;
  • sugar – 1-2 tsp.

Cooking method:

Pour the coffee into a pot heated over the fire and pour in cold water. Place on low heat and cook until light brown foam forms . Remove the turk from the heat, add sugar.

Mix the contents of the cezve and place the vessel on the fire. Bring until the foam rises and carefully pour the coffee into a dry, heated cup so that the creamy foam remains on the surface. Drink in small sips.

Attention! Turkish coffee should be served with a glass of water, which must be drunk before drinking coffee. This will help you fully experience the unique taste of the drink.

  1. With honey and spices.


  • ground coffee – 1 tsp;
  • water – 150 ml;
  • honey – 1 tsp;
  • nutmeg - on the tip of a knife;
  • cinnamon - a pinch.

Cooking method:

Prepare coffee according to the classic method, adding cinnamon. Cool the drink a little. Place a teaspoon of liquid honey into a cup, pour in the brewed coffee without the grounds and mix well. Top the drink with cream or ice cream.

Note! It is not recommended to add honey to Turk before cooking, since when heated, its chemical composition changes, all beneficial properties disappear, and the honey itself turns into a toxic substance that can be harmful to health.

  1. With cognac and ginger.


  • finely ground coffee – 10 g;
  • cold water – 100 ml;
  • sugar – 2 tsp;
  • cognac – 2 tbsp;
  • ginger root.

Cooking method:

Peel a small piece of ginger root and grate it on a fine grater. Place ground coffee, grated ginger, sugar and water in a Turk. Bring the drink to almost a boil, remove from heat and pour in cognac. Place on low heat again and wait until the foam rises. Pour the coffee into a cup.

  1. With chocolate.


  • freshly ground coffee – 1.5 tsp;
  • cold water - by volume;
  • sugar – 0.5 tsp;
  • dark chocolate – 30 g;
  • salt on the tip of a knife;
  • vanillin - optional.

Cooking method:

Mix coffee and water in a pot and put on fire. After the foam rises for the first time, add sugar, salt, vanillin and half the chopped chocolate to the vessel . Put the device back on fire.

When the drink starts to rise, remove the Turk from the heat and pour the coffee into a cup.

Sprinkle grated chocolate on top and cover the cup with a saucer or lid.

In a few minutes the drink will be ready to drink.

  1. Caramel.


  • coffee – 1.5 tsp;
  • water – 150 ml;
  • granulated sugar – 2 tsp;
  • cinnamon stick;
  • salt - a few crystals.

Cooking method:

Pour sugar into a pot heated over a fire and place the vessel on low heat until the melting sugar begins to acquire a beautiful caramel hue and a pleasant aroma.
It is important to prevent burning, otherwise the finished drink will have a bitter taste of burnt sugar .
After turning the sand into caramel, pour ground coffee into a container, pour in warm water, add a cinnamon stick and salt. Mix the contents thoroughly and place the cezve on the burner .

When the foam rises, remove the device from the heat and repeat the procedure again. After the foam rises again, let the thicken settle and pour the drink into a hot coffee cup.

Important! To obtain a stable creamy foam during the brewing process, the drink must be raised above the fire and lowered onto the burner 4-5 times.

The liquid should not boil. There is no need to stir the drink.

Coffee art

To master the technique of making real coffee, let's learn all the tricks and subtleties. Let's start, perhaps, with the grinding stage. The grains should be crushed immediately before the cooking process. It is advisable to use manual grinding, then the taste and all the beneficial substances in the raw material will be preserved. But when using an electric coffee grinder, the beans heat up, as a result of which some of the elements evaporate and the taste of the drink changes slightly towards deterioration.

Important! Before brewing coffee, the Turk, regardless of the material, must be thoroughly warmed up.

Be sure to add a teaspoon of granulated sugar to an empty Turk and heat it over medium heat for 1-1.5 minutes. If you don't drink sweet coffee, you can add a pinch of salt. The taste will be amazing, and the drink will be prepared faster.

Now you can add coffee and water. It is advisable to use filtered liquid, then the coffee will be softer.

Important! Under no circumstances should you bring coffee to a boil. As soon as the foam begins to rise, the Turk should immediately be removed from the stove.

All sorts of fillers are added to the prepared drink. You shouldn’t limit yourself to cream and milk. Some people liked Swiss-style coffee. The highlight of this invigorating drink is the egg yolk beaten with granulated sugar.

You can also add syrups, ground cardamom, powdered cinnamon or vanilla for flavor. Orange zest and a pinch of ground nutmeg will add incredible taste and delicious aroma to freshly brewed coffee.

Useful video

From this video you will learn more about how to properly brew coffee in a Turk using gas:

Despite the popularity of modern electric coffee makers and automatic coffee machines, classic cezves for making coffee on a gas stove do not lose their relevance and are in great demand among lovers of delicious black coffee .

If desired, you can add various syrups, honey or other fillers to your usual drink, which will further diversify your coffee with new flavors and aromas.

Commissioning (before first use)

There are a couple of tips that you should do before you start using a new Turk/Cezve:

  1. Rinse with clean water.
  2. Boil with lemon (except in the case of an aluminum pot).
  3. Brew the first portion with coffee, but do not drink it, but pour it out.

In total, this will give cleanliness, disinfection and slightly cover the inside of the Turk with essential oils, which will act as a kind of protective layer. After this, you can safely cook. Yes, washing the Turk with cleaning products, as well as in the dishwasher, is not recommended in principle.

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