Grinding high-quality coffee beans is absolutely essential with Turkish Coffee. The grinding process is one of the most important parts of the process. Without a good coffee grinder, you may have excellent quality beans, but mediocre coffee.
This post is to help you answer the question:
What Are My Options?
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The Turkish Coffee Grind
Modern Copper Turkish Coffee Grinder | Arzum Okka - Available at the Bazaar
Turkish coffee is Turkish because it's extremely fine. It is the finest style of coffee on the globe. Even finer than the French grind!
Turkish coffee is usually ground with burrs, not blades. Once ground, you want to brew your coffee just under the boiling point to maintain all the beautiful aromatics within the beans.
There are a ton of different methods to achieve this dust-like consistency of your coffee. Let's look at a few.
Brass Turkish Coffee Grinder | Ferah - Available at the Bazaar
There is, of course, no better way to turn those beans into dust than by using a traditional Turkish coffee grinder. This method has worked for brewers for hundreds and hundreds of years, because it works.
This uses a burr grinding system to turn beans into powder as you manually crank the handle around. The quality of your coffee grind will be at its absolute peak with this method.
The device itself is beautiful as well. These are works of art, often plated with gold or silver. Meaning that you can make your delicious coffee with a truly beautiful kitchen tool.
That being said, it does require quite a bit of physical exertion and is not the most efficient way to get your morning java.
If you are looking for pure traditionalism and authenticity, then there is no better way to make Turkish coffee. If that's not what you're looking for every single time, there are other options.
Beko Electric Turkish Coffee Maker - Available at the Bazaar
For those who aren't as concerned with tradition, but still want to enjoy the taste of Turkish coffee, an electric machine is probably right for you.
These grinders are powerful, and can get the job done, but they will cost you. There are commercial and at home options, but both are going to come in at a much higher price than a traditional grinder. They also look much more modern and industrial, so perfect if you're looking to match the aesthetic of the rest of your kitchen.
Finally, we have the blade grinder option. This is the balance between efficiency and cost. Blade grinders will get the job done without any manual exertion, and won't cost you very much.
The Turkish Coffee Bazaar does not recommend this method at all!
As mentioned in the beginning of this post, Turkish coffee is meant to be burred and NOT ground with a blade. The fine, powdery consistency simply can not be achieved to the right level with a blade grinder.
Sure, it will grind your coffee, but we want to make sure we are making authentic and traditional Turkish coffee, and blade grinders will not get you there.
If you are really tight on budget and are not interested in hand-grinding your coffee, this option will be your affordable and efficient solution.
Overall, if you're drinking Turkish coffee in the first place, you're doing something right! How you choose to grind those delicious beans is ultimately up to you.
If you're interested in our professional opinion, we will always recommend you use a traditional grinder. This is what we're all about at the Turkish Coffee Bazaar: tradition, history, and the best quality flavour.
A hand grinder will get you all of those things.
If you're interested in seeing our collection of Coffee grinders, you can click here.
At the end of the day, we're glad you love coffee, so do we. No matter what you choose, we're happy that you're interested one of the finest flavours provided by the earth.