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Greek coffee, a special variety you will love

Greece ● Turkey ● 23 November 2016
 

   Greek coffee is a variety of the Turkish coffee, which is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee. This kind of coffee was formerly referred to as Turkish, but the political tensions with Turkey andd its invasion in Cyprus led to the euphemism Greek coffee. In fact, you can find this variety in many places in the world, such as Iran, Bosnia, Slovakia and the Arab world. If you try it, you will be impressed by the strong flavour, which is something unique that most people adore.

Greek coffee

The easiest way to taste it is of course to come to Greece where every cafeteria serves Greek coffee. But if you have to wait long until your summer vacations in Greece, or you have been there, and you adored this coffee so much that you want to drink it every morning, you can prepared it on your own with this simple recipe.

With regard to the special equipment for the recipe, you will need a briki, a small metal pot that is narrow at the top ad wider at the bottom, and it has also a long handle.

Greek coffee is made with coffee beans that have been ground to powder. The ingredients you need are 2 ounces water, 1 heaping teaspoon coffee and 1/2 to 3 teaspoons sugar. 1/2 teaspoon sugar is for bitter taste, 1 spoon for medium coffee, 2 for sweet and 3 for extra-strong sweet cup.

Greek coffee is made in the briki, which is warmed over a gas stove or over an open flame. First of all, you should add the water, using a demitasse, in which you will drink the coffee, and then, you should pour that water into the briki. By using the same cup you will serve the coffee in, you can be sure that you will prepare the right amount. For each cup, add one teaspoon of Greek coffee. Then, add the sugar depending on the level of sweetness you want.

Swirl the ingredients together to mix them all in the briki. As the coffee heats up, it will bubble and foam. Don't disturb the coffee at this point because you will destroy the foam, which is a crucial part for perfect taste. At the same time, don't let the coffee boil, but remove it from the heat, when it reaches the rim of the briki.

Pour it into the demitasse and enjoy!

Where to Stay

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Petradi Hotel
Petradi Hotel
Kalamaki, 37012 Pelion, Greece

Petradi Hotel is hosted in a charming, stone-built mansion in Kalamaki village in beautiful Pelion region. Kalamaki Beach can be reached within an 8-minute drive. Traditional villages of Portaria and Makrinitsa are at 46 km. Volos town and the port are 35 km away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Acropole
Hotel Acropole
7, Gounari str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Acropole is located in the centre of Piraeus, just opposite the port. Within a 5-minute walk you can reach your ferry and the electric railway/metro station Piraeus. The centre of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes with the train/metro. Athens International Airport is at 45 km. A bus stop for the X96 bus connecting Piraeus and the airport is at 150 m.

Hotel in Nafplio, Greece Deves Hotel
Deves Hotel
50, Argous Str., 21100 Nafplio, Greece

Deves Hotel is situated within a 15-minute walk from the historic center of the picturesque town of Nafplio and a 10-minute walk from the bus station (KTEL). The nearest beach can be found within 20 minutes on foot.


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