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A cup of Turkish coffee, served from a copper cezve, in Turkey.

A cezve is a pot designed specifically to make Turkish coffee. The body and handle are traditionally made of brass or copper, occasionally also silver or gold. Though, recently, cezve are also made from stainless steel, aluminium, or ceramics. The long handle is particularly useful to avoid burning one's hands, and the brim is designed to serve the coffee.


The name cezve is of Arabic origin, but the spelling derives from the Ottoman Turkish spelling in Arabic script (جذوه), based on Arabic جذوة, meaning a burning log or coal (presumably because the pot was heated on them).[1]

Other regional variations of the word cezve are jezve and čezve. In Ukrainian and Russian, the word is spelled джезва (where it exists alongside турка Russian pronunciation: [ˈturkə]). In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is a long-necked coffee pot, spelled "džezva".

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  1. ^ Cezve at Wiktionary.org
  2. ^ See Stenigass Persian-English dictionary under ibri:q.
  3. ^ ibrik at Wiktionary.org