Greek Coffee from the past

Hi Everyone!!!Β  I hope the first week of the New Year is treating you all well. πŸ™‚

So, this morning I thought to myself instead of making a dessert, soup or a main dish to post,Β  I would post a simple coffee drink that is loved in Greece.Β  The term Greek Coffee is just used in Greece, but the original name is Turkish Coffee as this coffee’sΒ  origin is from Turkey.Β Β 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.Β  πŸ™‚Β 

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

So, there is actually one other reason why I sometimes drink this coffee with my friends back in Greece…I have one friend πŸ™‚Β  names will not be mentioned but she knows who is she…she can read and has read the coffee grounds.Β  πŸ™‚Β  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 ofΒ  a painting.Β  Place it on saucer or a paper napkin to dry.Β  (I know this because I did it).Β  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 andΒ  what actually happened. πŸ™‚Β  Β 


How you drink this coffee is based solely on how strong, or weak you would want to drink it.Β  The way my husband and myself like to drink it is as follows per person:

1 1/2 teaspoons of Greek Coffee

2 teaspoons of Sugar

1 Greek Coffee cup of Water


This is a small cup that the Greek Coffee is served in. Measure the water with the coffee cup.Β Β 


Greek ground coffee.


Β The small coffee pot.Β Β 


Add the water into the coffee pot, add sugar and stir.


Add the coffee.


Stir ingredients until all are combined.


Boil at medium heat.


Once you start seeing bubbles (they say that the bubbles mean money)Β  it should boil until you see a dime formed in the center of the coffee..


Pour into a cup and enjoy…the rich aroma and taste and always serve coffee with a glass of water.Β  πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post because I had fun making it!!!

Kali Epityxia!!!Β  Good Luck




Comments (49)

  • Karin, theaustriandish 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Hmm, tasty – I always drink it when I’m on holidays in the eastern Mediterranean. Some people there add spices like cardamon πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Good Morning Karin, Yes, I know but the spices make the coffee much stronger. πŸ™‚ I hope all is well with you πŸ™‚

    Thank you Sophie – I’m still suffering from a cold, but I’m better today πŸ™‚ Greetings to the Netherlands πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 1 year ago

    Ohh noo feel better soon Karin πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  • Just_Me :) 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Hi there! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!


    Have a great day!

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Hello, Thank you so much very very kind of you πŸ™‚

  • dtills 1 year ago β€” Reply

    I love all coffee! Thanks for sharing this Sophie πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Me too…:) Your welcome πŸ™‚

  • Mary 1 year ago β€” 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 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Thanks so much Mary πŸ™‚

  • Megala 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Interesting to know about the traditional coffee making in Greece !

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Megala πŸ™‚

  • kasiawrites 1 year ago β€” Reply

    We had that in Greece! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply


  • annika 1 year ago β€” Reply

    So interesting!

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Annika…and Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  • Monika 1 year ago β€” 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 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Hi Monica, πŸ™‚ Ohhh nice Enjoy…I might actually make one for myself later on today. πŸ™‚

  • Great story! The coffee looks amazing!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  • diannayota 1 year ago β€” 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 πŸ™ˆ haha but your recipe for it sounds perfect and very traditional πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    foodzesty 12 months ago β€” Reply

    Hi and thank you really??? My dad used to drink this coffee without sugar but he always loved to add milk πŸ™‚ Many don’t have sugar in this coffee….Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚

    diannayota 12 months ago

    Yeah my family in Greece always asked me β€œare you sure you don’t want sugar it’s very strong!” πŸ˜‚ 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 12 months ago

    That’s so true everyone is different…It’s all a matter of taste. others prefer without other with πŸ™‚ What part of Greece is your family from?

    diannayota 12 months ago

    They live in Thessaloniki! I absolutely love the place!! Have you been to Greece yourself? Where are you family from?

    foodzesty 12 months ago

    I lived in Athens for 27 years…Left Greece in 2011 πŸ™‚ due to the crisis

    diannayota 12 months 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 12 months ago

    Enjoy…it late evening here in the Netherlands πŸ™‚ Have a great day

  • artyplantsman 12 months ago β€” 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 topπŸ˜„β€

    foodzesty 12 months ago β€” Reply

    Hi your welcome πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ Sophie

    artyplantsman 12 months 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 12 months 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. πŸ™‚

    artyplantsman 12 months ago

    Sounds great!😊😊

    foodzesty 12 months ago

    Will try to post the Sfakian pie recipe in the next few months πŸ™‚

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  • Novus Lectio 12 months ago β€” Reply

    My parents knew that coffee

    foodzesty 12 months ago β€” Reply


  • denzkyofficial 12 months ago β€” Reply

    Your blog is really useful for those learning to cook. Hope you could post any healthy drinks. Thank you!

    foodzesty 12 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you very much for your kind comment. I do have some things planned for the future. πŸ™‚

  • spinman74 11 months ago β€” Reply

    Kalispera ;-D , just stumbled across this blog, and thought to pop in and say that i read coffee cups on my blog, if you ever interested shoot me an email and let me know its you! i have a lot of emails to read ><

    foodzesty 11 months ago β€” Reply

    Kalispera πŸ™‚ 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 11 months ago β€” Reply

    Your site doesn’t seem to exist πŸ™‚

    spinman74 11 months ago

    It sure does….. πŸ˜±πŸ˜€

    foodzesty 11 months ago

    I just tried looking for it and its says that it no longer exists…strange

  • spinman74 11 months ago β€” Reply

    its the wrong one for some reason….. https://spin-man.com/ this is the one

    foodzesty 11 months ago β€” Reply

    Se vreka πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 11 months ago β€” Reply

    Just followed you on twitter πŸ˜‰

    spinman74 11 months ago

    Same. I saw the pop up on my phone πŸ˜€

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