Cezve Coffee Pot: Everything You Need to Know

Traditional Turkish coffee offers a unique flavor and experience across the world. The cezve coffee pot used to prepare this unique type of coffee is an indispensable part of this tradition.

In this article, we have written everything you might wonder about cezve. Enjoy your reading!


What is the Meaning of Cezve?

Cezve is a Turkish word from an Arabic origin, jadhwaجَذْوَة. Which means:

A burning piece, materially or morally, a burning ember, a piece of fire

The word Cezve probably came into being in the Ottoman era as a part of the history of Turkish coffee since the coffee was originally discovered in Yemen Province.

How to Choose the Best Cezve?

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You can choose the best “cezve” for preparing Turkish coffee by paying attention to the following:

  1. Choose the kind of Turkish coffee pot you prefer the most, as there are different kinds made out of different metals. You usually get the best taste from a copper cezve.
  2. Make sure to buy a coffee pot from a reputable place.
  3. Pay close attention to the body of the cezve check for any damage or deformation in the main body or the hand.
  4. If you decided to buy electric cezve make sure to buy a well known brand and check for the warranty which comes usually in 1,2 years.

How to Prepare Turkish Coffee in Cezve?

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Turkish coffee is usually prepared in four ways, depending on the sweetness level. Which are:

  • Plain coffee: No sugar added.
  • Low sugar coffee: 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Medium sugar coffee: 2 teaspoon of sugar
  • High sugar coffee: 3 teaspoon of sugar

After deciding the amount of sugar you will use, follow these steps to prepare the best Turkish coffee in Cezve:

  1. Prepare your Turkish coffee in the coffee pot, first by following the order of coffee, then sugar and water if desired.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of grounded Turkish coffee and as much sugar as you want to the Cezve coffee pot for each cup.
  3. Add 1 cup of cold water for every cup you want.
  4. Stir the coffee (and sugar, if you added it) with water so that it is thoroughly soaked and dissolved.
  5. Observe the coffee pot boil over low heat until foam forms on it.
  6. Before it starts to boil, take it off the heat and share the coffee foam that has risen in the upper layer in equal amounts in the cups.
  7. Bring the remaining coffee to a boil one more time and then divide it into cups.

What are the Kinds of Cezve

Copper Cezve

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Copper cezve coffee pot is the traditional coffee maker, as it has been used for hundreds of years to prepare Turkish coffee.

One of the main advantages of Cezve copper is the special taste it gives to the coffee, which is primarily caused by copper and its heat transfer properties that allow the coffee to be cooked in an optimal way.

Stainless Steel Cezve

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The stainless steel cezve is considered a relatively modern kind of cezve, and although it doesn’t provide the same taste as the copper cezve, it is still widely sold for its ease of use and ease of cleaning.

Electric Cezve

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The electric Cezve is an easy choice because it prepares your coffee in a controlled manner while you are doing your work. Thanks to the cooking detection sensor that prevents the coffee from overflowing, it is a great choice for people who want fast and rich-flavored coffee.

Ceramic Cezve

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The ceramic cezve is usually made out of clay, usually handmade out of red clay and its famous for being eco-friendly and authentic.

The ceramic coffee pot provides a very tasteful and rich aroma that is different than any kind of cezve, which has gained a lot of popularity recently.

How to Clean Cezve

Cleaning your cezve is one of the most important practices, not only to retain a lifetime of use but also to clean out coffee residue, which may affect the flavor and taste next time of use.

To get the best results with a copper cezve cleaning, you will have to use more than just soap and water and in general, one of these four will be your best way to clean the cezve:


As strange as it may sound, ketchup is one of the most effective and practical products you can use to clean copper surfaces and cezve. Squeeze a piece of ketchup into a clean cloth and rub the blackness. You will see that the stains are cleared in a short time and your coffee pot shines brightly. Rinse with plenty of water after cleaning.


You can use any kind of vinegar for oxidation. Pour the grape or apple cider vinegar over the pot. Add a spoonful of cooking salt and rub the stains. With the salt and vinegar mixture, you can clean even the toughest stains. Do not forget to dry with a clean, lint-free cloth after cleaning.


The pH level and particulate nature of the carbonate help to clean copper surfaces. Pour a tablespoon of baking soda on a moistened fabric and rub it. After the stains are removed, rinse with plenty of water and proceed to the drying process with the help of a lint-free cloth.


Acid, lemon juice and salt are practical methods for blackening and oxidation removal, just like vinegar. Add a tablespoon of salt to the lemon you cut in half. Make sure that the stains are removed by rubbing the walnut with lemon. After the stains are removed, rinse with plenty of water and proceed to the drying process with the help of a lint-free cloth.

Abdullah Habib
Abdullah Habib

Merhaba! I'm Abdullah Habib. In this article, I share the essence of my 7-year journey in Turkey - as an expat and foreign student. With a heart full of stories and a mind rich with insights from my experiences, I've written this piece just for you. So, without further ado, sit back, relax, and enjoy the read!

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