ARZUM Okka OK001 Automatic Turkish/Greek Coffee Machine : Delightful Turkish Coffee Experience

The arzum okka is a beautifully designed turkish coffee machine that automates the process of making turkish coffee. I love coffee and use my nespresso machine daily, but never actually tasted turkish coffee before, so i was intrigued to be testing this great looking machine. I was slightly confused at what brand of coffee i should be using, but eventually discovered “kurukahveci mehmet efendi”, which is highly regarded among turkish people. The machine is generally easy enough to operate, but you will probably need to read the instructions. I also had to consult youtube just to ensure i was operating this correctly (arzum have a very helpful video). Anyway, the process is really simple: firstly, add water to the rear water tank/reservoir >choose the cup size on the rear >flick the power switch >my machine automatically performed an initial self cleaning process without any input, which i’m not sure is normal, as it is not in the manual. Luckily, the drip tray was large enough to contain all of the water, averting a total mess. Next, you either add one or two spoons of coffee to the main chamber, depending on how many cups you’re making (max. 2), then add sugar if desired (it’s important to add sugar before the brewing process). Place a small fincan or demitasse cup beneath the nozzle and press either the single cup or double cup button (you can also press the slow brewing button beforehand if desired) to start the process and watch the machine perform it’s magic.

The machine looks elegant and beuatiful. It produces the best ever turkish coffee. The temperature is just right. I am impressed and highly recommend it. If you like unfiltered and real coffee this machine is for you.

I can’t really rate the machine fairly because i could never get it to complete the initial cycle of calculating the boiling point per altitude. It got part way into the cycle, and then reverted to all blinking lights, which, according to page 18 of the manual, indicates it’s no longer a functional appliance. I attempted the start up cycle several times – all to no avail. Sad thing is, it cost me about 1/2 the price of the machine to ship it back to amazon uk (from the usa). So, this purchase was a horrendous decision. I even purchased a step-up power converter of 2000 watts (nearly 3x the 710 watts rating of the machine); so i seriously doubt my power converter was inadequate for the task. I had written the arzum okka company, via their online “contact us” form, to ask them for their recommendations on usage in the usa, but they never bothered to respond to me. So, i researched the subject thoroughly, and most said 2-3x the machine’s required wattage would easily handle it. And, it appeared to power it easily, but it just failed to complete the initial cycle so i could actually use it. [updated: apr 12 2016]true to their word, i just received a usa version of the coffeemaker and couldn’t be more pleased.

  • Delightful Turkish Coffee Experience
  • Excellent coffee machine
  • Bad [updated to “Excellent”] Decision to Purchase

Arzum Okka OK001 Automatic Turkish/Greek Coffee Machine, 220-240 V, Black

Product Description, Arzum Okka blackView larger About Turkish Coffee, Turkish coffee has been the most authentic and popular way of enjoying coffee for hundreds of millions of people living in Northeast Africa, the Arab Peninsula and Asia Minor. Coffee began spreading all over the world from this region in the 16th century. Turkish coffee is different from the other types of coffee in many ways. Turkish coffee’s distinction starts with the grinding and goes through the whole process until after it is consumed. Turkish coffee is brewed from the finest ground coffee and without filtration during the process. To enjoy Turkish coffee at its best, one coffee bean is cut into 15,000 to 35,000 pieces, whereas one coffee bean is usually cut into 3,500 pieces for standard espresso. In the traditional way, Turkish coffee is brewed slowly in tiny coffee pots made of copper (called “cezve” or “ibrik”) and poured manually into the coffee cups (called “fincan”), which are produced specifically for the purpose and decorated with ornaments. Water and sweets, such as dried fruits and Turkish delight, accompany Turkish coffee when served. As there is no filtration of coffee during the brewing process, you should wait for a few minutes before drinking Turkish coffee while the coffee grounds settle at the bottom of the cup. Drinking Turkish coffee is a ritual enjoyed best in company and sometimes followed by fortune telling. As the poet says, “Not the coffee, nor the coffeehouse is the longing of the soul. A friend is what the soul longs for, coffee is just the excuse”. When the coffee is finished, the cup is turned upside down onto the saucer and left to cool. Sometimes a coin may be placed on top to make the cup cool faster. When the coffee cup is cool enough, someone other than the person who drank the coffee opens the cup and starts interpreting the shapes made by the grounds left in the cup.

Arzum Okka Automatic Turkish Coffee Machine, Arzum Okka revolutionises the authentic way of brewing coffee by introducing its patented (pending) technology that replicates the traditional way at the push of a button. Thanks to its “lift-to-brew” and “direct-to-cup” systems, Arzum Okka brews Turkish coffee in its traditional taste and pours with its cream and grounds automatically into the cups. The “auto boiling temperature detection” system adjusts the ideal brewing temperature automatically according to your location. Arzum Okka also has a slow-brewing feature, which extends the brewing process to around 4 minutes, in addition to cup-size selection and self-cleaning functions.

Arzum Okka in the UK, Arzum Okka is proudly distributed by Coffee Talks Limited in the UK. We would be delighted to provide more information on Okka and Turkish Coffee or just talk about how you can get the most out of your “Okka”, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Box Contains, Arzum Okka Automatic Turkish/Greek Coffee MachineMeasuring SpoonUser manual

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  • Delightful Turkish Coffee Experience
  • Excellent coffee machine
  • Bad [updated to “Excellent”] Decision to Purchase

Arzum Okka OK001 Automatic Turkish/Greek Coffee Machine, 220-240 V, Black

Features and Spesification

  • Automatic Turkish/Greek coffee machine
  • Can automatically brew and pour coffee directly into the cup(s)
  • Self-cleaning function
  • Slow brewing function.Different cup-size selection
  • Normal brewing:1-2 minute*,Slow brewing:4-5 minute*