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When making Turkish Coffee for guests....

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When making Turkish Coffee for guests....

Jimmy Buffet | Mar 1, 2010 11:27 AM

I like to make Turkish Coffee for my co-workers. I keep all of my supplies at work - cezve, a little burner, coffee, cups, sugar for any convenient moment to share this treat with them.

However, so far as spices in the coffee, should I allow them to add any spices to their own cup or should I ask them if they want me to spice the coffee before preparing? How about sugar? Should it be prepared sade (sans sugar) and have each person sugar the coffee to his/her tasting?

I am just not sure if adding spices and sugar AFTER the coffee is poured would diminish the quality.

How is this done in the lands where Turkish coffee originates?

Also, so far as spices go, I keep cardamom, cinnamon, ginger on hand. Are here any more that you folks could suggest?

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