Greek Coffee Recipe

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What is Greek Coffee?

Greek Coffee, also known as ""Ellinikos Kafes,"" is a traditional and strong coffee preparation that has deep roots in Greek culture. This unique coffee is made by boiling finely ground coffee beans together with water and sugar (optional) in a special pot known as a briki. Greek Coffee is known for its rich flavor, thick texture, and the distinct layer of coffee grounds settled at the bottom of the cup.

How to Make Greek Coffee:

Preparing Greek Coffee is an art that requires attention to detail and a few special tools. Here's how to make a traditional cup of Greek Coffee:


  • Finely ground coffee beans (Greek coffee blend)
  • Water
  • Sugar (optional)


  1. Measure the desired amount of water for your coffee cup and pour it into the briki (traditional Greek coffee pot).
  2. Add one heaping teaspoon of finely ground coffee per 3 ounces of water to the briki. Adjust the amount of coffee and sugar to your taste preference.
  3. If desired, add sugar to the briki according to your taste preference. Stir gently to combine the coffee and sugar with the water.
  4. Place the briki on the stove over low heat. Allow the coffee to slowly come to a boil.
  5. As the coffee heats up, you will notice a foamy layer forming on top.
  6. Once the coffee comes to a boil and the foam rises to the top, remove the briki from the heat immediately to prevent it from boiling over.
  7. Let the coffee sit for a few seconds to allow the foam to settle.
  8. Pour the Greek Coffee into small demitasse cups, ensuring that each cup receives a portion of the foam.
  9. Allow the Greek Coffee to rest for a moment, allowing the coffee grounds to settle at the bottom of the cup.
  10. Serve and enjoy the rich and aromatic experience of Greek Coffee, sipping it slowly to relish the bold flavors and unique texture.

Greek Coffee holds a significant place in Greek culture and is often enjoyed as part of social gatherings and special occasions. It's a cherished symbol of hospitality and offers a rich coffee experience that reflects the warmth and tradition of Greek hospitality.