Turkish coffee being poured from a copper cezve..

A cezve is a small long-handled pot with a pouring lip designed specifically to make Turkish coffee. It is traditionally made of brass or copper, occasionally also silver or gold. In more recent times cezveler are also made from stainless steel, aluminium, or ceramics.


The name cezve is of Turkish origin, where it is a borrowing from Arabic: جذوة‎ (jadhwa).

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

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  1. ^ Shadid, Anthony (2012). House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0-547-13466-5., page 24.
  2. ^ see also Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic --- rakwa page 416.
  3. ^ Steingass, Francis Joseph (1992). A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary: Including the Arabic Words and Phrases to be Met with in Persian Literature, Being, Johnson and Richardson's Persian, Arabic, and English Dictionary, Revised, Enlarged, and Entirely Reconstructed. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 978-81-206-0670-8. page 8.