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Sunday, 23 November 2014

How To Make 'Lebanese' Coffee

This is the first thing I see when I wake up in Lebanon.

This is the next thing I see.

And this is how you make Lebanese (or Turkish or Greek or Arabic) coffee.

This is the Lebanese coffee kettle (small one, makes 3 - 4 cups).

Fill it with water for up to three-quarters its size.

Bring to boil.

Take it off the stove.

Add two heaping teaspoons of the finest grind coffee.

If you like it on the sweet side, add half a teaspoon sugar.

Mix well and return to the stove.

The challenge how quickly this boils

So you have to bring it to boil but be prepared to take it off the heat very quickly as soon as it starts to boil.

And immediately stir it to stop the boiling over.

Repeat the bring-to-boil process two to three times.

And Lebanese coffee is ready to serve.

Again, be careful when bringing to boil, it happens fast - the spoon and taking it off the heat is the only way to halt the boiling.

Serve immediately and enjoy.

Even more enjoyable with something sweet. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! Love the sweet cake accompaniments! What restaurant have you had the best coffee? Remember to add it to your Besty List!