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Turkish coffee

I make this coffee for myself in the afternoons because it perks me up for dinnertime and evening activities. Since every ingredient follows a 1:1 ratio, simply multiply the ingredients times the number of people you are serving.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Arabic, coffee, Turkish
Servings: 1


  • 1 tsp ground Arabic coffee (add cardamom if desired)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 demitasse water


  • Put all ingredients into an Arabic coffee pot and set over medium flame.  Stir constantly as you bring to a boil, then quickly remove from heat. Boil again if you want foam. 
  • Pour into demitasses and serve.
  • When finished, turn the cup upside down onto its saucer and then spin the cup around three times, clockwise. Let it dry for at least 5 minutes.
  • To learn your fortune, first lift the cup up and see if sticks to the saucer such that the saucer rises in the air (as featured here). Since the drinker of this cup will experience the ultimate good fortune, there is no reason to continue reading the cup. The session is over.
  • If the cup breaks free of the saucer, you can look inside for interesting patterns and images in the grounds. You can also look for interesting patterns on the saucer itself. If you are drinking with me, I will gladly read your cup at this point. I promise you will hear something thought-provoking and fanciful!