What kind of milk should I use to make terebinth coffee?
It would be better to use whole milk since it creates a thicker and creamier texture, enhancing your pleasure while drinking terebinth coffee.
Does pistacia have caffeine?
No, pistacia does not have caffeine. So, pistacia coffee is a caffeine-free alternative to your daily coffee.
Pistacia Coffee Recipe
Let traditional pistacia coffee come to your home with the recipe below. It is a caffeine-free alternative to coffee. Let’s make it!
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Pistacia coffee, also known as terebinth coffee, is not a coffee in reality but called so because the word “coffee” became a generic term to name coffee-like beverages, similar to the word “tea”. Pistacia coffee is made from pistacia, also known as terebinth berry. Pistacia is the wild version of the pistachio with a stronger flavor. It is native to Southeastern Anatolia, where it is called menengiç. Menengiç is not only used to make a drink but also has been consumed as a nut in the region for centuries.
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.
Unlike coffee beans, pistacia does not contain any caffeine, but creates a similar texture to Turkish coffee. Even though you can make pistacia coffee with water, it tastes better when made with milk. Instead of making a coffee from it, you can add it to your coffee as a natural flavor as well.
Now let’s go down and learn how to make the traditional pistacia coffee!
2 tablespoons pistacia paste (aka menengiç coffee)
2 cups whole milk (or water if you do not make it with milk)
Some sugar or honey to taste for sweetening (optional)
Pour the milk into a pot and add the pistacia paste.
Turn on the stove at low heat.
Stir it until the pistacia paste completely dissolves.
Cook it until it boils.
Once it rises, take it from the stove and pour it into the mugs.
Your pistacia coffee is ready.
RECIPE NOTE FOR PISTACIA COFFEE:
If you are to make pistacia coffee with water, please use quality water. Low-quality water and tap water may have some chemicals and odors, and these will deteriorate the taste of pistacia coffee. So, it would be wiser to use bottled or filtered water to make it if your tap water is low-quality.
HOW TO SERVE PISTACIA COFFEE:
Pistacia coffee is traditionally served in demitasse coffee cups in its native region, but this amount is so little for me that I always make it as much to fill a regular coffee mug. So, the ingredient amounts above are to fit a regular coffee mug.