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Beko Turkish Coffee Maker


Welcome to HRO Craig, and greetings from Upstate NY. Keep us posted on the Turkish. Its a long standing interest of mine. Cheers, Scott

Re: Turkish - I got a Beko - in part because of Randy's review which covers pretty much everything:


A few things to add to Randy's extensive review:
- the unit is quite compact and fast. From a cold start to drinking coffee, this is the fastest coffee-making machine that I have used.
- capacity is 200ml, which takes 3 scoops. The scoop is a 7 g spoon, so 21 g. Turkish grind coffee is messy to weigh out, but as with all coffee brewing methods, weighing helps assure consistency.
- I found that brewing a single serving (100ml) was not as tasty.
- The unique shape of the cups that Kafette supplies (pics at the above review) with the Beko are awesome for picking up the aromas of espresso (and turkish),
- Randy mentions that the carafe has no spouts and that there are two alignment tabs. However, what he calls "alignment tabs" are actually the spouts - one pours from a ibrik from the side.
- I am still experimenting with grinding for Turkish. The brewer came with some "stone-ground" Yirg and I haven't been completely successful in getting a similar grind. I have been using my Lido2 (with the older burrset) at the moment, but some say the Pharos does a better job. Others recommend two-phase grinding, i.e., grind in an electric grinder first and then finish with a hand grinder. However, I have an adapter to drive the Lido2 with a cordless drill so I am hoping that will work out.
Edited by JackH on 11/24/2015 5:42 AM
Randy G
As long ago as I wrote my review we are still enjoying our Beko, and I think it is our second-most-favorite method or making coffee. And funny that, I tried using the tabs to pour this last weekend and it made the biggest mess yet.

Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
I am wondering - maybe the tab design was changed? Mine pours cleanly ... never any mess.
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Randy G
I think you have better gravity where you live. Shock

Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
Canadian gravity is worth 30% less than American gravity, though.
Thanks for the post. Yeah, grind is an issue. I've never made a cup I like without at least finishing with the mortar and pestle.
I'm not normally this way, but I must admit there is a part of me screaming sacrilege! Something about the oldest coffee preparation method being taken over by a machine causes a twinge.
(I'll get over it)
How's clean up on this machine?
Cheers, Scott
LOL. I thought that it was somewhat ironic that I am making Turkish with a fully-automatic super-quick machine - especially given that I make espresso with the same spring lever technology invented by Gaggia in the 1940's, and make 'regular' coffee using the most-annoying manual brewing method there is (V60).

Clean-up is incredibly easy - only the vaguely cezve-shaped plastic/metal brew vessel needs a wash.

As for grind, I have been wandering the Internet and based on what other Lido2 users are using, I may be grinding too finely. I'm going to try the settings that others use the next time I use the machine. If that doesn't help, then I will break down and go full-modern-technology and use the refractometer to dial in the grind.pouring
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