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I wish to get rid of the remains of the coffee in a Turkish coffee cup.
I tried using the tea strainer, it didn't help much. I used cloth. The
results were better but still I could feel the particles in my mouth
while drinking the Turkish coffee.

What is the best practical way to filter the Turkish coffee?

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I think you got something mixed up there. It is normal to have noticeable particles while drinking Turkish coffee. Everybody uses a strainer for it, and it does result in a slightly "muddy" drink.

I guess you could pass the prepared Turkish coffee through a paper coffee filter before drinking, but this would be a very unusual way to do it. People who don't want to taste the particles just use a different brewing method in the first place. Making it with particles and then removing them is twice the work, and I can't imagine it giving you any taste advantage.

If you do any filtering, the coffee will end up less strong, both in taste and caffeine. It is the particles you taste which are the actual coffee. Another method which achieves strong coffee is true espresso. It needs an expensive machine which passes the water vapor through the grounds under pressure though.

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thankf for the information. What other method would you suggest for brewing? –  TheIndependentAquarius Mar 19 at 10:36
    
If you chose Turkish because it needs a minimum of equipment and effort, drip coffee is probably the next best in these criteria. All you need is a cone, filters (paper filters spare you the need to wash, reusable is cheaper in the long run), and a mug. The taste will vary tremendously depending on your skill and on the quality of the coffee you purchase. The process can produce both really good and really bad coffee. –  rumtscho Mar 19 at 10:43
    
I chose turkish coffee because it produces a strong coffee as compared to filter coffee. –  TheIndependentAquarius Mar 19 at 10:44
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@TheRebelAquarius it is strong exactly because nothing has been filtered out of it. I suspect that the Turkish coffee will get weaker after you filter the particles out. Another other way to get really strong coffee is espresso, but you need to invest a lot in equipment for real espresso. You can try if mokka pot coffee is strong enough for you, if not, you are looking at machines starting in the hundreds of euros range. –  rumtscho Mar 19 at 10:50
    
wow, that's informative. Please add your first two statements of your last comment to your answer. –  TheIndependentAquarius Mar 19 at 10:52

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