There is a place called Sukru Bey’s (Sukru Bey’in Yeri) in İzmir, near the exit of Kemeraltı Kızlaragasi Inn. The owner of this place, Sukru Bertan started to make Turkish coffee in coffeecups (demitasse) 25 years ago. He has served this quite original Turkish coffee to many people since then. After having this coffee inscribed, he applied for its patent to Turkish Patent Institute on March 30.
Mr. Bertan says that he made experiments to find out the best way of making delicious Turkish coffee. He first made it in Turkish coffeepot, and then he tried making it in special coffeecups on grill.
He expresses that the coffee made in coffeecups can not be compared to the regular Turkish coffee, it is much better to boil it on grill than on stove top. Sukru Bertan explains that the coffee is lighter and easier to drink when made with his method, but it is heavier when boiled in coffeepot.
He says he has hosted thousands of tourists from all over the world and Turkish people from various cities and they all loved his coffee. He takes his job seriously and is still working on making the most delicious Turkish coffee. He wants his coffee to get known by everyone, and be the traditional way of making coffee in future.
Sukru Bertan specified that the traditional way of Turkish coffee is good to reach the right consistency and flavor, but it is way too slow and hard! When you make it in coffeecups, it is for one person only, the flavor is never spoiled and it keeps the warmth for a long time. You know people might have different choices of Turkish coffee, well sugared, with a middling amount of sugar, little sugared, or without sugar. So is you have guests with all these different choices, it gets harder to make it for each person.
He uses heatproof coffeecups putting 3 tsp coffee, 1tsp sugar and enough water for that coffeecup. He puts the coffeecup on grill and it is done after 45 seconds. So quick, isn’t it?