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Is dibek coffee healthy?

Yes. Dibek coffee is one of the healthiest beverages in the world. It has all health benefits from its 8 to 11 different ingredients in addition to the coffee beans. Dibek coffee is rich in antioxidants, helps improve the immune system, reduces stress, stimulates the digestive system, regulates blood pressure, and reduces stress.

Can I add cream to the dibek coffee?

Of course, you can if you want, but dibek coffee is already creamy with its additional ingredients, so you do not need to add cream to enjoy it.

Can I make dibek coffee with milk?

Yes, you can make dibek coffee with milk, but it will be very light since it is already a light coffee when made with water. Please follow our Turkish coffee with milk recipe to make dibek coffee with milk by clicking on this link, and just put dibek coffee instead of Turkish coffee in the recipe.


Dibek Coffee Recipe

Cook Time:5 minutes
Prep Time:5 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 75

Have you ever tried dibek coffee? This lighter version of Turkish coffee is full of various flavors and health benefits. Go down and learn more about it!

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Dibek Coffee Recipe

Dibek coffee is another common coffee drink in Anatolia besides Turkish coffee. It takes its name “dibek” from the grinding method. Dibek coffee is ground being beaten by a stone pestle in a mortar. A mortar is called dibek in Turkish. This method yields coarser coffee grounds than the grinding in a coffee mill by which traditional Turkish coffee is ground.

Turkish coffee and dibek coffee have several differences. First of all, their grinding method is different, as mentioned above. Secondly, their ingredients are different. Turkish coffee consists of only ground coffee beans. On the other hand, dibek coffee has roasted coffee, mastic gum, chocolate, cardamom, cream, and salep. In addition, hazelnut, vanilla, and caramel can also be included in dibek coffee as additional flavors.

Thanks to its grinding method and additional ingredients, dibek coffee tastes lighter than Turkish coffee, has higher consistency, and is lower in caffeine content.

You can find dibek coffee under different names like Ottoman dibek coffee, Harput dibek coffee, and mortar coffee. Dibek coffee is brewed the same way as Turkish coffee. The brewing method is sometimes called Turkish style and other times Greek style, even though both styles are the same. You can learn how to make Turkish coffee following this link.

Now, let’s move on to the recipe below and learn how to make dibek coffee consumed in Anatolia for many years.


  • 8 fl.oz. water, filtered or bottled, if tap water is low quality

  • 8 teaspoons ground dibek coffee

  • Cezve or briki

  • Some sugar (optional)


  1. Add the dibek coffee and water to the coffee pot, cezve or briki.

  2. Add sugar at this step if you prefer it sweet. You should add 1 teaspoon of sugar per cup for a little sugary taste, 2 teaspoons per cup for a bit more sugary taste, and 3-4 teaspoons per cup for a complete sweet taste.

  3. Put the coffee pot on the stove with low heat. If you are in a hurry, you can also make it on medium heat, but low heat is better.

  4. Gently stir dibek coffee and water until they are fully combined.

  5. Wait until it rises to the rim. This will take 4-6 minutes, but you should not leave it alone on the stove to avoid any overflowing.

  6. As soon as it rises, take the coffee pot from the stove and pour it into the cups. Unlike Turkish coffee, you do not need a second rise when making dibek coffee.

  7. Your dibek coffee is ready.

  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
9.4 grams
3.8 grams
0.9 grams
0 milligrams
14 milligrams
0 grams

    You can serve dibek coffee in demitasse coffee cups, similar to Turkish coffee.