No Ibrik?! No problem!
You’re in luck: with just a few household items, some stove-top ingenuity and this helpful guide, you’ll be sipping an authentic cup of Turkish coffee without the use of an ibrik in no time.
Whether you need to make this specialty type of brew for yourself or are whipping it for guests, we’ve got all the tips and tricks that will help ensure perfect results every time. So let’s get started — when it comes to making gourmet-style Turkish coffees at home without fancy equipment sometimes referred to as “cezve” (jeh’-zehv) or ibrik, we’ve got what you need!
Making Turkish Coffee Without An Ibrike Or Cezve Within 10 Minutes
1. Gather the ingredients
Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to brew some delicious Turkish coffee:
- ground coffee
Off we go to the next step…
2. Boil the water in a pot on the stove
Boiling water in a pot on the stove is one of the simplest yet most essential cooking skills to have in your repertoire.
Whether you’re making a cup of tea or cooking a delicious pasta dish, and in this case, for coffee, boiling water is the first step in many recipes. Once your water is boiling nice and hot and bubbly, it’s to…
3. Add the ground coffee
So, add the ground coffee to boiling water and this is the key part: stir the ground coffee into the boiling water until fully combined. The water should be just off the boil, as too hot of water can result in a bitter taste.
By stirring the coffee until fully combined, you ensure that all of the grounds are thoroughly mixed in with the water, allowing for a bold and flavorful cup of coffee.
4. Reduce heat to low and let the mixture gently simmer for 5 minutes
Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture gently simmer for 2-3 minutes. By doing this, you allow the flavors to meld together and the liquid to thicken a bit.
5. Remove from heat when done and pour into cups or mugs
Timing is everything, and too little time on the stove can leave your drink under-brewed, while too much time will result in a burnt taste. Once removed from the heat and perfectly brewed, it’s time to pour the deliciousness into your favorite mug or cup.
6. Sweeten with sugar if desired and serve warm
Indulge in a warm and comforting treat by sweetening up your favorite dish with some sugar. Whether it’s a bowl of oatmeal, a fresh batch of pancakes, or a helping of spiced cider, adding a touch of sweetness can elevate the flavors and bring some added comfort to your day.
Plus, served warm, you can enjoy your sweetened creation while snuggled up under a blanket, savoring each delicious bite. So go ahead, sweeten with sugar if desired, and let the warmth of your dish bring some coziness to your day.
7. Add cardamom
Seriously, don’t miss the opportunity to add cardamom to your delicious brew and let us know how you like it!
8. Pair with the right snacks!
You can pair your creation with savory or sweet snacks such as meat, cheese, dates, baklava, or Turkish delights and make it a whole experience. Did you know that you can also make serious desserts using Turkish coffee?
Enjoying a cup or mug of stovetop coffee doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming! With just a few simple steps and some basic ingredients, you can make yourself a delicious cup of coffee that’s sure to hit the spot. From the first moment you drop the fresh-ground beans into boiling hot water, and throughout the whole process, your nostrils will be filled with tantalizing smells of warmth and comfort. Like any other coffee, making Turkish coffee is almost the same!