Ways of Serving Turkish Coffee
Cups and Saucers
The most traditional way of serving Turkish coffee is by using "demitasse" cups and saucers. Each "demitasse" cup is equal to one serving of Turkish coffee (roughly equivalent to 3 fluid ounces or 90 milliliters). These cups and saucers are made from very thin porcelain and are often very ornately decorated.
Optional ingredients that can be added during the brewing process include:
- ground cloves
Turkish coffee is usually accompanied by a glass of water and an assortment of Turkish delights. The glass of water is usually drunk before drinking the coffee and is used as a "palate cleanser." The Turkish delights, though, are eaten after drinking the coffee (usually when no sugar is added to the coffee itself). Turkish delights are known as "lokum" in Turkish and "loukoumi" in Greek.