A cezve (Turkish: cezve, [dʒezˈve]; Arabic: جَِذوة, also ibriki/briki; Greek: μπρίκι briki) 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.

Turkish coffee being poured from a copper cezve


The name cezve is of Turkish origin, where it is a borrowing from Arabic: جَِذوة (jadhwa or jidhwa, meaning 'ember').

The cezve is also known as an ibrik, a Turkish word from Arabic إبريق (ʿibrīq), from Aramaic ܐܖܪܝܩܐ (ʾaḇrēqā), from early Modern Persian *ābrēž (cf. Modern Persian ābrēz), from Middle Persian *āb-rēǰ, ultimately from Old Persian *āp- 'water' + *raiča- 'pour' (cf. Modern Persian and Middle Persian ریختن [rêxtan]).[1][2]


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czechia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, the cezve is a long-necked coffee pot. In Turkish an ibrik is not a coffee pot, but simply a pitcher or ewer.

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