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Triple heating of the Turkish coffee

Disclaimer: This will be a long answer. I expect that it wont be as good as I want at first. I may make corrections/additions afterwards. I am a native Turkish, drinking kgs of coffee each week and ...
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Difference between Turkish and Greek coffee?

...also called Arabic, Cypriot, Bosnian, and what not -- it is the same method. In Greece, it's become Greek coffee (along with the former "Turkish" Greek delight) after conflicting with Turkey and ...
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Could preparation method make coffee more acidic?

This is a perfect follow up to the "What coffees are the least acidic?" question! As always, Lets answer it with some data! My company uses machine learning, data science, and sensory science to ...
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Is it good to have the "floating oil" on the surface of some coffee drinks?

The amount of oil in your coffee correlates to what is called the "body"? This is the "fullness" that you feel of the coffee in your mouth. Like the difference between a light cake and fudgey brownie. ...
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Is it good to have the "floating oil" on the surface of some coffee drinks?

Nice question. A similar myth has been arisen for Turkish coffee pot; such as it should be cleaned only with water to keep the greasy surface made with coffee oil. Partly correct, partly not. ...
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What gives Turkish coffee that unique "quality"?

Assuming that: you have found the best available beans in your market. which are then finely grounded and used instantly after the grounding (have in mind the finer the grounding the faster the ...
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What is the ideal method/temp of brewing Turkish coffee in a Cezve?

You should heat your coffee upto about 70 degrees Celcius so it builds a foam or froth but do not let it boil! You need to keep it at this stage for as long as you can, and if the coffee starts to get ...
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Actual Cezve: advice for buying

There are many things to consider. It is not really important whether it is copper or not. (Copper is for tourists in Turkey and generally of bad quality.) I advise you to choose a stainless steel ...
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What's the difference between Turkish and Italian coffee?

If you mean the products you see at a grocer, the answer is simply grind. "Turkish coffee" is a finer grind setting than espresso, so that the final product very closely resembles dust. "Italian ...
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What gives Turkish coffee that unique "quality"?

Disclaimer: Frankly, since I was registered to this site, I was thinking on answering this very question. So, here you will see the answer in a while. Most of you very probably will not like it. Still,...
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Do the size and shape of a cezve matter?

In short: Using a cezve of the correct size works better. The situation is similar to using appropriate equipment size in other coffee preparation methods (other examples at the bottom). That said, ...
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Difference between Turkish and Greek coffee?

Please do not confuse Arabic coffee with Turkish coffee. Arabic coffee, called gahwah is something completely different than Turkish coffee ... which is called Turkish coffee in the Middle East. It ...
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Coffee brewed without filter taste less bitter and sour?

I'm not exactly sure if this is accurate, but I think it has to do with flavor extraction. When you brew with a filter, the water is going to fall through the grounds too fast to actually develop ...
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Coffee ground sieves: Can they make a noticeable change in the flavor?

In all coffee-brewing methods, consistency is key. Different particle sizes of coffee will extract at different rates and controlling extraction rates and replicating them is part of making better and ...
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What coffee and roast are best for Turkish?

I believe the answer will be subjective. But, I can answer based on some tradition and history. The coffee beans were originated from Yemen in Ottoman Empire. At least, Yemen was a hub. (This fact is ...
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How to make Turkish coffee in a syphon?

I, being a native Turkish and experienced Turkish coffee drinker for my life, quite conservative about this. There will be some major problems on producing the genuine Turkish-style with a syphon. ...
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Do the size and shape of a cezve matter?

Proper size of cezve matters. Normally, it is ideal to fill up the cezve up to one third to the half of its height before beginning the brewing process. You need the rest of the height during the ...
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What is the ideal method/temp of brewing Turkish coffee in a Cezve?

I would like to excuse and interrupt this thread kindly as an experienced native drinker. The supplied link in @William Moore's answer requires sugar. The continuous misunderstanding about sugar ...
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Cezve doesn't leak with cold water in it, leaks after heating

If Cezve is made of copper, please get rid of it as soon as possible. Copper Oxide is quite poisonous. They are generally plated with tin after production. If you try to fix it, you may break this ...
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Coffee brewed without filter taste less bitter and sour?

This is coming a bit late but I hope it helps others. First off, I've tasted coffees made with both Lavazza Quality Oro and BonCafe beans. Both are rubbish. Honestly. Try some freshly roasted coffee ...
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Disadvantages of coffee?

The only disadvantage that I see from drinking coffee is that you don't have the time to drink tea! At the age if 68, I average 6-8 cups of coffee daily, and have done so for the past 50 years or so....
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Greek Coffee Law in Greece

I am from Greece and I am still here...So I have a first-hand knowledge! Not all cafes serve Greek coffee and not all coffee shops (the ones they sell coffee beans) sell beans for Greek coffee! But ...
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Greek Coffee Law in Greece

I found this detailed article by an expert titled "how to make and drink Greek coffee" that seems to rather confirm your understanding of the matter: I remember when I was the Food and Beverage ...
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How do I design a Turkish coffee mixture?

There is no recipe for preparing a perfect blend. Before beginning, please read this somewhat relevant question first: What are the basics of creating an espresso blend? I, personally, prefer to ...
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original taste of coffee

How to store coffee: Put coffee in an airtight container and freeze it. Thaw only what you will use in the next week. While thawing frozen beans, keep them in an airtight container so moisture doesn’t ...
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Which produce more crema Arabica or Robusta?

There are some really amazing Robustas that give body and crema to espresso shots. Kaapi Royale is probably the best Robusta you can get, here's a fact sheet.
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What coffees can I make with a briki?

Based on the cezve shown by @IgorTatarnikov, I can say the options are really limited. The cezve presented here is an electrical Turkish coffee pot with proper quality. Decoction brewing technique (...
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Your recommendation and advice for Turkish coffee blends

I still think this is very subjective. Still, some facts may help. Brazilian Santos is the most commonly used beans in Turkey for Turkish coffee. However, it is not my favorite. Other people may like ...
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How do I make my Turkish coffee immune to brewing temperature?

Whatever you do, Turkish brewing mostly reflects the proper technique. Still, if you really consider temperature stability as your first concern; there is something you can do. Try to keep the ...
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What is "mırra", the over-brewed Turkish coffee?

Mırra is a specialty Turkish coffee brewing variety that's known to be very bitter. The beans are roasted very dark to prepare the bitter possible coffee flavor. Furthermore, during Turkish brewing ...
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