Turkish Coffee

Cuisinart original

Traditional in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, this Turkish-style coffee is very strong, with a pleasant touch of cardamom.


Makes about eight 2-ounce servings


½ cup whole coffee beans 1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods, hulled, casings discarded 4 cups water 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar

Nutritional information

Calories 25 (27% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 1g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 5mg • calc. 10mg • fiber 1g


Place the coffee beans and cardamom seeds in the bowl of the Cuisinart Spice Grinder. Pulse 2 to 3 times, and then process until finely ground, about 30 seconds. Pour the water into a small saucepan and place on the stove over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, stir in the sugar until dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and gradually stir in the ground coffee/cardamom mixture. Return pan to the stovetop and reduce heat to medium. Let coffee mixture come to a simmer and let cook for about 20 minutes, gently stirring the top ⅓ of the mixture to be sure not to scrape the bottom of the pan. To serve, slowly and carefully pour coffee into demitasse cups. The coffee may be strained if desired.