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Turkish Coffee

While our Arts and Culture Manager, Shula Banchik was on her sabbatical year in Israel, she was introduced to the wonderful aroma and tastes of Middle Eastern flavours… and Turkish Coffee has become one of her favourites. If you have been following the hit Israeli television series, Fauda, you’ll see that Doron (main character) makes his coffee in an ibrik, pours it in little glass cups, and shares it with his father and team – they are drinking Turkish coffee!


Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 small cups



  • 1 cup water (cold)
  • 1 tbsp extra finely ground coffee (powder consistency)
  • ⅛ tsp ground cardamom (or 1 cardamom pod, crushed)
  • Optional: 1 tsp sugar (or more, to taste)



  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in an ibrik. If you do not have an ibrik, a small saucepan will work.
  2. Remove from heat and add coffee and cardamom.
  3. Return saucepan to heat and allow to come to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat when coffee foams.
  5. Return to heat, allowing to foam and remove from heat again.
  6. Pour into two small glass cups, and let sit for a few minutes so the grounds can settle to the bottom of cups.
  7. Enjoy!