I think bunkyboards point number 2 about crema creation is where the pot shape comes in. I use a stainless steel pot as well, no idea why I’ve never acquired a proper copper one in the past. I have been satisfied with the results.
I bring the coffee to a boil three times. The constriction towards the top does seem to have an effect you wouldn’t achieve with a plain saucepan.
In general, I am with you and your argument. But, think about that many of these “confusions” where purposefully invented during times after wars where the lender language was the language of the enemies occupying the loaner-language country. These may not be confusions at all but taken opportunities to make fun of military occupants.
But, surely, “failed” only in the eyes of outsiders. Trumpistani (help me out here, is that their politically incorrect name?!) drink it with pleasure. If you want a recipe, I heard you start by replacing water with kool-aid.
Oh yes, we love the cats (and I think they love us back). Although, recently I’ve been seeing reports from birdwatching organizations that those same cats have been wreaking havoc on the local and migratory bird populations (Turkey being a major migratory route for birds and also having disproportional amount of endemic species to its surface area). So now I think they should have a small bell each on their collar to warn the birds
Reading long ago about the Eastern Roman Empire and how then-called Constantinople was the shipping gateway connecting the East to the West, it’d think it would explain why Istanbul has so many cats, they having gotten there via trading ships during the Age of Byzantium. Constantinople may have noticeably experienced hits to their bird populations even then (while caring for their cats as now)!
The classic Exploding Moka Pot tends to have more explodey failure modes.
I haven’t made Turkish coffee in a while. What I use for a pitcher is the small milk-steaming pitcher from a previous espresso machine; it’s not perfect but it’s about the right size. My current stove is a smooth-top type rather than having distinct electric burner coils, and doesn’t deal with really small pots well (also a problem with the moka pot.)