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. 🙂
How you drink this coffee is based solely on how strong, or weak you would want to drink it. 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.
Greek ground coffee.
The small coffee pot.
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) 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. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this post because I had fun making it!!!
Kali Epityxia!!! Good Luck