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Croatian Coffee

Ingredients List of Croatian Coffee

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Quantity Units Ingredients
1.00 cup WATER
1.00 tsp SUGAR
1.00 tsp COFFEE POWDER

Croatian Coffee Tags: National Traditional

passioncook Date: July 11, 2018
Type: Flavoured Milk

Prep Time

10Mins

Servings

1servings


Introduction of Croatian Coffee


INTRODUCING THE CROATIAN COFFEE

Croatians love their coffee. Forget a café on every corner—here, entire streets are lined with café bars. Coffee-drinkers fill the bars, looking—and no doubt feeling—at home. They sip their coffee, with or without a cigarette; on their own, or with friends. It doesn’t matter if they have company; it’s a pleasure enjoyed either way.

Coffee culture in Croatia is distinctive. It’s not Italian, it’s not Turkish, and it’s not even Austro-Hungarian. Instead, it’s an eclectic mixture of all three. So how did that happen?
The Ottomans had a long history of trying to conquer the region, going back to 1443. In fact, they spent over 100 years fighting the predecessors of modern Croatia. These numerous attempts led to the introduction of Turkish coffee—and with it, the drawn-out social ritual of talking, gossiping, or doing business over coffee.

MORE ABOUT THIS TRADITION OF THE CROATIAN COFFEE

Today, the Turkish method is still by far the preferred way to enjoy coffee in Croatian homes, particularly when visitors come over. It’s still made in the traditional method, using the long-handled, narrow-spouted old-school coffee pot. The traditional coffee of choice is a super finely ground 100% Arabica medium roast from the Minas region of Brazil.

Some aspects of the tradition have changed, however. In the Islamic tradition, it was reserved for men. Yet since the passing of the French Revolution, women have patronised coffee shops in Croatia. More recently—in fact, even just a generation ago—villagers would roast their own beans in a pan over an open fire. They would then hand mill the beans in a traditional brass device: a task that took hours and was often reserved for children.

Preparation Steps of Croatian Coffee


  1. Measure in 1 cup of water into a pot. Make use of a coffee cup to be sure of the quantity of coffee you make.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the pot of water.
  3. Boil this water.
  4. Take the pot off the heat. Make sure to be quick here else it will spill out.
  5. Stir in a heaping teaspoon of finely ground authentic Croatian coffee and stir rapidly with a circular motion.
  6. Return the pot onto the heat.
  7. Watch the pot very keenly.
  8. When the coffee begins to bubble up, take it off the heat. Make sure to not boil it.
  9. Let this rest off the heat until it settles and then return it to the heat and do the same 2 times.
  10. Let the coffee settle. This allows the grains to fall to the bottom.
  11. Finally, pour hot into serving cups.

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