Kahve—Turkish Coffee with Added Patience


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By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

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When I was growing up, Istanbul was changing, adapting to a faster way of life, but my grandma was determined to keep making perfect coffee. She used a cezve (the traditional copper pot), which she placed over burnt charcoal for 15 minutes but regularly removed from the heat to ensure it did not overcook.

In my grandmother’s day, a prospective wife was judged by her coffee-making skills—not just her technique, but more importantly her patience. If she’s patient with her coffe