Greek Coffee from the past

Hi Everyone!!!  I hope the first week of the New Year is treating you all well. 🙂

So, this morning I thought to myself instead of making a dessert, soup or a main dish to post,  I would post a simple coffee drink that is loved in Greece.  The term Greek Coffee is just used in Greece, but the original name is Turkish Coffee as this coffee’s  origin is from Turkey.  This coffee is not only a favorite in Greece, but around the world such as Armenia, the Middle East, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina…:) and many more.  🙂 

I have heard that this coffee is much healthier to drink than the coffees we drink on a daily basis.  My husband  drinks this coffee double the size not the small version I have posted, as for me I’m more of a Cappuccino kinda girl.  🙂 I do though have to admit that I myself enjoy a cup once every so often.  I don’t know what it is about the coffee but the  taste just burst and the texture is much more of a thicker texture than the filtered coffees. Greek coffee is  made  with a very small coffee pot, greek coffee, sugar and some like to add milk once the coffee is ready.   This coffee is actually boiled not filtered so the aroma and taste are much more stronger than the machine filtered. 🙂

So, there is actually one other reason why I sometimes drink this coffee with my friends back in Greece…I have one friend 🙂  names will not be mentioned but she knows who is she…she can read and has read the coffee grounds.  🙂  So, what you do is you don’t drink the coffee completely to the bottom of the cup you leave the grounds in so that it can be turned over and swirled around so it forms somewhat of  a painting.  Place it on saucer or a paper napkin to dry.  (I know this because I did it).  Now I know few may believe most may not butttttt she reallyyyyyy blew me away when I first met her and WOW did she see what was coming and  what actually happened. 🙂   



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Greek Coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of Sugar
  • 1 Greek Coffee cup of Water


  1. Add the water into the coffee pot, add sugar and stir.
  2. Add the coffee.
  3. Stir ingredients until all are combined.
  4. Boil at medium heat.
  5. Once you start seeing bubbles (they say that the bubbles mean moneit should boil until you see a dime formed in the center of the coffee..
  6. Pour into a cup and enjoy…the rich aroma and taste and always serve coffee with a glass of water. 🙂

Comments (45)

  • Hmm, tasty - I always drink it when I'm on holidays in the eastern Mediterranean. Some people there add spices like cardamon :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Good Morning Karin, Yes, I know but the spices make the coffee much stronger. :) I hope all is well with you :)
    Thank you Sophie - I'm still suffering from a cold, but I'm better today :) Greetings to the Netherlands :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Ohh noo feel better soon Karin 😙😙😙😙😙
  • Just_Me :) 2 years ago Reply
    Hi there! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/liebster-award-5 Have a great day!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hello, Thank you so much very very kind of you :)
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    I love all coffee! Thanks for sharing this Sophie :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Me too...:) Your welcome :)
  • Mary 2 years ago Reply
    Well, I had fun reading this post. Now I've got to try ti. Just have to gather everything I need. I would have thought boiling coffee would make it bitter. But, I remember Grandma boiling her coffee on her wood stove and it smell all through the house when I was a little girl. Still remember that delicious smell But, kids weren't allowed to drink coffee in our home in the 30s and 40s.
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks so much Mary :)
  • Megala 2 years ago Reply
    Interesting to know about the traditional coffee making in Greece !
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Megala :)
  • kasiawrites 2 years ago Reply
    We had that in Greece! 👌🏼
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
  • annika 2 years ago Reply
    So interesting!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Annika...and Happy New Year :)
  • Monika 2 years ago Reply
    I love Greek coffee, we bought some in Greece in the summer, but it's been in the cupboard ever since, now you've reminded me I have it and will actually make it:)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Monica, :) Ohhh nice Enjoy...I might actually make one for myself later on today. :)
  • Great story! The coffee looks amazing!😋😍
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you :)
  • diannayota 1 year ago Reply
    I LOVE Greek coffee!! When I had it in Greece the people always looked at me a little strange when I said I don't want it with any sugar 🙈 haha but your recipe for it sounds perfect and very traditional 👌🏼
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Hi and thank you really??? My dad used to drink this coffee without sugar but he always loved to add milk :) Many don't have sugar in this coffee....Thank you for your kind words :)
    diannayota 1 year ago
    Yeah my family in Greece always asked me “are you sure you don’t want sugar it’s very strong!” 😂 but I think they understood by the end of the couple of weeks after staying with them! Yes I have heard of people having milk with it too... I guess everyone is different! ☺️ xx
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    That's so true everyone is different...It's all a matter of taste. others prefer without other with :) What part of Greece is your family from?
    diannayota 1 year ago
    They live in Thessaloniki! I absolutely love the place!! Have you been to Greece yourself? Where are you family from?
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    I lived in Athens for 27 years...Left Greece in 2011 :) due to the crisis
    diannayota 1 year ago
    Oh wow!! Athens is next on my list to visit that's for sure! Yes the situation in Greece is terrible. I know my family struggle living there. I think I'm about to make a Greek coffee now! haha hope you have a nice day x
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Enjoy...it late evening here in the Netherlands :) Have a great day
  • artyplantsman 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you for the follow and for this post. I love Greek coffee but can't get it even in Greek restaurants in my part of England. I especially like it with Sfakion pie with nuts and Greek honey on top😄❤
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Hi your welcome :) Really well maybe I should consider moving to the UK hehehe...:) There couldn't be anything more traditional to have in a Greek restaurant than Greek Coffee makes no sense. :) Sophie
    artyplantsman 1 year ago
    Absolutely agree. I was delighted to see it on the menu at The Real Greek in London but have never seen it in the North. Have a craving for Sfakion pie too....
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Good to know that someone is serving Greek Coffee. hahahaha Sfakia pie it is something similar to what my mom makes. A recipe that she has from Tripoli Greece Tyganopsomo with honey and walnuts. :)
    artyplantsman 1 year ago
    Sounds great!😊😊
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Will try to post the Sfakian pie recipe in the next few months :)
    artyplantsman 1 year ago
    foodzesty 1 year ago
  • Novus Lectio 1 year ago Reply
    My parents knew that coffee
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
  • denzkyofficial 1 year ago Reply
    Your blog is really useful for those learning to cook. Hope you could post any healthy drinks. Thank you!
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you very much for your kind comment. I do have some things planned for the future. :)
  • foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Kalispera :) Hi you read coffee cups hahahahaha will pop by your blog and check it out. Thank you for the follow...will absolutely follow you back....:) Sophie
  • foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Your site doesn't seem to exist :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    I just tried looking for it and its says that it no longer exists...strange
  • foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Se vreka :)
  • foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Just followed you on twitter ;)

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