Finding Everyday Inspiration: Czech Turkish Coffee Recipe

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Czech Turkish Coffee Recipe

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration.

I’m still finding everyday inspiration. Or rather, looking for it and not finding it. Here’s where my readers’ suggestions come in (cheers to you, guys!). I asked what to write about and I’m still shocked that anyone bothered to advise. Actually, it looks like everyone bothered to advise! I have shit to blog about for the rest of the year. I mean, I  have suggestions to blog about, which I’ll turn into shitty posts (like this one, you’re welcome).

Trent from Trent’s World came up with a challenge for me to “do something that is completely different”. I love the idea (wait, I don’t love anything). Anyway, what I’ll pull off is something I’ve never done before and shall never repeat again. I will blog a recipe. Yes, you heard right. I don’t blog recipes because a) I have none, b) my concept of cooking is so barbarous that my recipes would probably get me banned from WordPress.

The recipe result (serving suggestions)

I give you a recipe for a Czech Turkish coffee. I don’t mean Czech-Turkish with a hyphen. It has nothing to do with Turkey. Therefore we call it Turkish (because logic). I have no clue how the misnomer happened. And I make the most terrible coffee (ever, forever). You absolutely shouldn’t try it at home, even if you manage to get hold of the rare ingredients required for this abomination.


  • the cheapest generic brand of coffee you can buy (or steal)
  • tap water, preferably hard (so it gives your kettle limescale)
  • optional sugar, absolutely no milk (this isn’t baby formula)
  • booze (preferably slivovitz, but rum will also do, as will anything really)


  • Fill the kettle with water and switch it on (use only as much water as you need to save electricity).
  • Grab a large mug (half a liter is about right). Throw in two or three spoonfuls of ground coffee.
  • Pour boiling water in the mug.
  • Add slivovitz to taste.


  • It’s perfectly normal for the coffee grounds to float on the surface.
  • The coffee tends to be strong, so have your heart medication ready.
  • The grounds are not consumed but left at the bottom of the mug.

Pro Tips

  • Some people stir the coffee to make the grounds settle, I just blow on it—less dishes!
  • If you can’t wait for your coffee to cool, just throw in an ice cube or two.

If you’re wondering, all of the above is true and that’s how I take my coffee. It’s a thing.

28 thoughts on “Finding Everyday Inspiration: Czech Turkish Coffee Recipe

  1. “You absolutely shouldn’t try it at home,” I think you summed the whole exercise up perfectly with this line. Even as a non-coffee drinker I ask why do you subject yourself to this? Or is it a secret way to drink more slivovitz?

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  2. I’m not to excited about drinking the grounds, so I’ll need a lot of booze. May a shot of Bourbon for every 3 shots of coffee…. The post was very different, but the same sense of humor. I guess you can’t hide that 😉


    1. I guess I failed in my task of doing something different then. Oh well. Please feel free to add as much bourbon as you like: some people do it 50:50, half water, half booze, but I think that excessive. I just add one shot…

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        1. Pepper with strawberries?! Never heard of that either! Though it’s true I was confused when they first started to add chilly in chocolate – and then I found it actually tastes good.

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          1. We discovered pepper with strawberries at a restaurant many years ago. They made the desert at our table. Strawberries, lightly peppered, covered with semi melted vanilla ice cream, flamed with cointreau – yum ! We’ve peppered our strawberries ever since.


    1. There’s a decaf version for those with weak hearts and stomachs, but it doesn’t taste as it should. No worries though, I certainly wouldn’t treat you to this, I know it’s an acquired taste!


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