The history of Turkish coffee, or Kahve, as it is otherwise known, is one that is immersed in tradition and ritual, tracing back to the 1600s.
Turkish coffee is prepared using coffee beans that have been roasted and then very finely pulverised. The pulverised beans are then mixed in with water and sugar (optional), and prepared in a small aluminium or copper pot, called an ibrik, over low heat. When preparing Turkish coffee, the pulverised grounds are left to float freely in the brew, leaving behind a layer of “mud” on the bottom of the cup. Turkish coffee has a powerful flavour that can be made more palatable by the addition of sugar.
Turkish coffee can be prepared in four different ways:
- Sade – Plain, with no sugar.
- Az sekerli – with a little sugar.
- Orta sekerli – with a medium amount of sugar.
- Cok sekerli – very sweet, with lots of sugar.
Here at Oasis, we have been roasting and distributing our Pure Turkish Style Coffee Australia-wide since the 1970’s. Our Turkish coffee is made in Australia from imported, raw beans that are roasted, blended, pulverised and packed in our factory at Griffiths Brothers. Oasis Pure Turkish Style Coffee is available Australia wide at Woolworths, Coles and other independent supermarkets.