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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


  • 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 moneit 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. 🙂


  1. Hmm, tasty - I always drink it when I'm on holidays in the eastern Mediterranean. Some people there add spices like cardamon :)
  2. Hi there! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/liebster-award-5 Have a great day!
  3. I love all coffee! Thanks for sharing this Sophie :)
  4. 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.
  5. Interesting to know about the traditional coffee making in Greece !
  6. We had that in Greece! 👌🏼
  7. So interesting!
  8. 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:)
  9. Great story! The coffee looks amazing!😋😍
  10. 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 👌🏼
    • 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 :)
      • 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
      • 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?
      • They live in Thessaloniki! I absolutely love the place!! Have you been to Greece yourself? Where are you family from?
      • I lived in Athens for 27 years...Left Greece in 2011 :) due to the crisis
      • 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
      • Enjoy...it late evening here in the Netherlands :) Have a great day
  11. 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😄❤
  12. My parents knew that coffee
  13. Your blog is really useful for those learning to cook. Hope you could post any healthy drinks. Thank you!
  14. 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
  15. Your site doesn't seem to exist :)
  16. Just followed you on twitter ;)

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