How to Choose Turkish Coffee Pot
Whether it’s called Turkish Coffee Pot, Ibrik, Cezve, or Ibriq, it is designed to make a perfect cup of Turkish Coffee and has been a unique piece from Coffee History.
According to historians, Turkish Coffee Pot has been used since the late 15th century. Ottoman Chroniclers believe, usage of Turkish Coffee Pot (also known as Cezve in Turkish) in households has started around the years 1554-1555 after the opening of coffee houses in Istanbul, Turkey.
How to Choose the Right Turkish Coffee Pot (ibrik) ?
There are three criteria you should be checking before choosing the right ibrik for your needs, and those are; the material which the cezve was made of, handle of the ibrik and the size of the ibrik.
Coffee Pot types.
Turkish Coffee Pot Types by Material:
In general, you have 3 options; Stainless Steel Turkish Coffee Pots, Copper tin lined Turkish Coffee ibriks and brass tin lined ibriks.
In the past, both copper and brass tin lined Turkish Coffee Pots were very popular, but especially nowadays, modern stainless steel ibriks have replaced most of the copper and brass ones. Even though many Turkish Coffee addicts and fans still prefer the old style copper coffee pots and believe these make better tasting Turkish Coffee, most households prefer the stainless steel Turkish Coffee Pots. The most important advantage of stainless steel ibriks are easier cleaning and product life. Almost all of the stainless steel Turkish Coffee Pots are dishwasher safe and they usually last for many years unlike the copper and brass pots.
If you are a frequent Turkish Coffee drinker, we recommend getting both a modern stainless steel cezve and an old style copper or brass cezve. Try both and make your own decision.
For both copper and brass coffee pots, tin lining is used to make them safe for usage. But you should also keep in mind that you will be needing to clean your copper and brass tin lined ibriks occasionally.
If you are purchasing a very small size coffee pot, it is important to choose a handle with either wood or plastic material. Our experiences show us, the handle can easily get very hot on small size pots if the handle is made of stainless steel or brass.
Turkish Coffee Pot Types by Size:
Turkish Coffee Pots are usually made in several sizes for convenience. Most of the sellers includes the serving information, which states how many cup of Turkish Coffee you can make with the cup.
In general, Turkish Coffee Pot sizes range from 1 serving (the smallest) to 5-6 servings (the largest). Serving size also depends on the size of your Turkish Coffee Cups.
In a traditional Turkish home, you will easily find at least one of each size of Turkish Coffee Pots. Due to the demand, many ibrik sellers also offer a set option, which includes one size of each ibrik in the set.