Turkish coffee arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century via Yemen, when an Ottoman governor could not resist its velvety deliciousness. It is usually brewed in a cezve - a small long handled pot, typically made of copper or brass - and consists of coffee ground to a fine powder combined with water and spices. Brought just to the point of a slow careful boil, it is cooked unfiltered and served "grounds in the cup". This rich velvety coffee may be called by a different name3, and contain different spices1 depending on the nationality of the preparer. If you love a rich, strong, concentrated, and caffeinated brew this is the coffee preparation for you! Below are directions for preparing a Turkish style coffee followed by a wonderful Turkish coffee cocktail recipe for those of you so inclined. Enjoy!
When the coolness of winter starts to settle in your bones, this whisky coffee recipe will help to warm you up from the inside out. Filled with maple tinged spices and strongly brewed coffee, The Queen's Spicy Moose is the perfect antidote for curing the winter blues. Cozy up by a nice fire and drink the chill away!
Always up for a challenge, I have been tasked with creating a flaming Spanish coffee. This dangerous cup is made with coffee, rum, spirits, spices, and whipped cream. If you are up for some hotness, grab a fire extinguisher and check out the video below to witness my attempt at NOT burning down the house!