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DEMITASSE COFFEE (TURKISH COFFEE)

Posted on 05 June 2008 by admin

Hot Water Method

Use a clean pot (preferably Pyrex).  If pot has not been used for some time, be sure to wash the pot thoroughly.

1 serving

1/3  cup water

2 to 3 level tsps. coffee (pulverized)

1 to 1 1/2 tsps. sugar

For mild coffee, use the smaller amount of coffee given, for strong coffee, use the larger amount.

Bring water to boil.  Stir in sugar and coffee.  Simmer 10 seconds.  Watch closely to make sure coffee does not overflow by removing pot from burner from time to time.

Spoon out a little coffee foam from the surface and pour a little into each demitasse cup.  Pour coffee and serve immediately.

Cold Water Method

Use the same amount of ingredients given above.  Mix sugar and coffee together in the coffee pot.  Stir in cold water.  Bring to boil.  Simmer and pour into demitasse cups in the same manner as given above.

Black Demitasse Coffee

Follow the recipe given above for Demitasse Coffee, but omit sugar or add a very small amount – 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for each serving (1/3 cup water).

For Quick Measurement

For each serving, use 1/3 cup water, 1 heaping teaspoon coffee, and 1 level teaspoon sugar.  Add a little more coffee for stronger coffee, and a little more sugar for sweeter coffee.

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