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menengiç kahvesi tarifi

SAKI Team 06 Aralık 2023
Menengiç Kahvesi Tarifi

Summary: Aşağıdaki tarifle geleneksel menengiç kahvesi evinize gelsin. Kafeinsiz bir  kahve alternatifidir. Hadi yapalım!

Hello, coffee enthusiasts!

Today, we're diving into the world of Menengiç Coffee, a hidden gem in the coffee universe. Also known as Pistacia coffee and Terebinth coffee, this delightful beverage is not only a unique taste experience but also a fantastic caffeine-free alternative for those looking to cut back on their caffeine intake.

What is Menengiç Coffee?

Menengiç coffee is crafted from the roasted fruits of the Pistacia tree. Think of it as the wild, more adventurous sibling of the well-known pistachio, boasting a bolder and stronger flavor. This special brew is a pride of Southeastern Anatolia, a region that has cherished the Pistacia tree for centuries. Pistacia is locally known as menengiç.

Once pistacia is harvested, dried under the sun, roasted, and then mashed to create a paste. This paste is used to make pistacia coffee, or menengiç coffee, as it is called in its native region. So, when you buy menengiç coffee, you will not see a dry ground substance in the jar but a paste.

The allure of Menengiç coffee lies in its smooth and rich flavor profile, with delightful earthy undertones that dance on your palate. A traditional drink enjoyed by many generations, often overshadowed by its famous relative, Turkish coffee. But there's more to menengiç than just being a key ingredient in a beloved drink. For years, people have also enjoyed it as a nutritious nut, which is integral to the culinary heritage of the region.

A Caffeine-Free Delight

One of the most remarkable features of Menengiç coffee is its lack of caffeine. If you're sensitive to caffeine or just looking for a late-night warm beverage that won’t keep you awake, Menengiç coffee is a perfect choice.

How to Make Pistacia Coffee

Making Pistacia coffee is an art. Our trusty electric Turkish coffee maker is fantastic for brewing a quick cup of Turkish coffee, but unfortunaltely it cannot make menengiç coffee because it is made with milk. Still you can enjoy using it, when you are making menengiç coffee with water.

Now let’s make menengiç coffee at home:


2 tablespoons menengiç coffee (aka pistacia paste)
2 cups whole milk (or water for a milder taste)
Some sugar or honey to taste for sweetening (optional)


1. Add the ingredients: Add milk and pistacia paste into a saucepan and put it over low heat. For a richer taste, full-fat milk is recommended, but you can use any type of milk you prefer. You can use water if you prefer a milder taste, but milk gives menengiç coffee a comforting, latte-like quality, making it a perfect drink for those cozy evenings or as a delightful morning treat.

2. Stir and simmer: Stir gently to combine the ingredients. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for a few minutes. Be careful to avoid boiling the milk, as this can cause it to curdle and affect the taste.

3. Let it Settle: After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit for a minute. This allows the grounds to settle at the bottom.

4. Serve and Enjoy: Pour your menengiç coffee into your favorite cup and enjoy!

Some Tips:

Sweetness: If you like your coffee sweet, consider adding sugar to the milk as it heats. You can also use alternatives like honey or a sugar substitute.

Flavor Variations: Feel free to experiment with flavors. A dash of cinnamon or a drop of vanilla extract can add an extra layer of flavor to your Menengiç Coffee.

Frothy Top: For a cafe-style touch, you could froth some extra milk and spoon it on top of your brewed coffee.

A Nod to Modern Convenience

While menengiç coffee asks for a more traditional approach, especially when made with milk, don't forget about your electric Turkish coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter. This handy device is perfect for your regular Turkish coffee cravings and offers a quick, mess-free coffee experience. It's a testament to how tradition can meet modern convenience in our daily lives.

Order your SAKI Turkish Coffee Maker now if you still don’t have one!

Wrapping Up

Menengiç Coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a journey into a lesser-known part of Turkish coffee culture. Whether you're a coffee aficionado or just someone who enjoys exploring new flavors, give this caffeine-free treat a try. And when you need that quick caffeine fix, remember that your electric Turkish coffee maker is there to serve you a delightful cup in no time.

Thank you for joining me on this flavorful adventure! Until next time, keep exploring the wonderful world of coffee!

Common Questions & Answers

Q: What is menengiç coffee?

A: Menengiç coffee is a traditional Turkish beverage made from the roasted fruits of the pistacia tree. It's known for its unique, earthy flavor and is a popular caffeine-free alternative to regular coffee. Unlike traditional coffee, it offers a smooth, nutty taste and can be enjoyed with or without milk.

Q: How does menengiç coffee differ from regular Turkish coffee?

A: While both originate from Turkey, menengiç coffee is made from pistacia fruits, not coffee beans, making it caffeine-free. It has a distinct nutty and earthy flavor, different from the strong, bold taste of Turkish coffee. Menengiç coffee is also typically enjoyed without the addition of sugar or spices, offering a more natural flavor.

Q: Can you make Menengiç Coffee in an electric Turkish coffee maker?

A: While an electric Turkish coffee maker is great for making traditional Turkish coffee, it's not ideal for menengiç coffee because it is usually made with milk. However, if you are to make menengiç coffee with water, then your electric Turkish coffee maker can come into play.

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