Tag Archive: Coffee

Turkish Coffee

As somebody who really, really enjoys coffee there is one variation that I keep meaning to try: Turkish Coffee.


Turkish coffee is touted as one of the richest, fullest coffee experiences a body is likely to enjoy. The basics of Turkish coffee is that you take extremely fine ground coffee and add it to some cold water in an ibrik (cezve), stir it with sugar, and then bring it to boil 3-4 times over low heat. Once it’s all done boiling, you let it settle so the grounds collect in the bottom, then pour it into small cups called demitasse. You drink your coffee until you start sipping up the coffee sludge at the bottom.

As somebody who has tried almost every variant of coffee he can find (aside from vacuum infused coffee, which I don’t have lab equipment to do), I find this hole in my coffee knowledge somewhat perturbing. I think the next big coffee gift to myself will probably be a Turkish coffee set. After that, maybe I’ll look into one of those $80 vacuum infusion coffee siphons.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

Espresso Sunrise

Here’s a short little ditty that I wrote to the tune of the Eagles’ Tequilla Sunrise. It was posted a long while ago on YSaC, but I thought I’d dig it up and post it here; mostly because I have an unhealthy obsession with coffee:

It’s another espresso sunrise,
Blearing slowly ‘cross the sky, said goodbye
It was just a cup of coffee
Tryin’ to wake up Taco’s brain
Today’s the same

Ev’ry morn when the sun comes up
He pours himself another cup
And munches the coffee grounds

He wanted just another coffee
To keep the sleep from comin’ on
Can’t stay awake
And now the caffeine’s workin’
And now the snark is flowing free
He’s filled with glee

Take another swig of coffee
Type when you feel the inspiration hit
Yay liquid wit
It’s another espresso sunrise,
Very well this doesn’t bode,

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?