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How to Make Greek Coffee

Updated on November 9, 2012

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves one person

How to make Greek coffee

Greek coffee is a traditional delicacy of Greece that has got similarity with Turkish coffee. Even though the drink is named so, it is believed to have its origin at Turkey. In Greece this coffee is often served to visitors at home and social gatherings, along with a glass of cold water and sweets. Usually milk is not added in Greek coffee.

Some young people have started adding milk to it for extra taste. But it can no longer be called Greek coffee. It is a marvelous drink which is served with thick foam on the top of the cup.

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Ingredients in Greek coffee

  • 2 teaspoon coffee powder, Finely powdered coffee
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar, if desired

Steps for the Preparation of 1 cup of Greek coffee:

  1. Add coffee powder into 1 demitasse cup of cold water and then pour it into the briki.
  2. Add sugar into it and stir it well until it dissolves. The coffee powder will sink to the bottom of the briki. Usually sugar and coffee powder is added in the ratio of 1:1. According to the variation in the amount of sugar four types of Greek coffee is available.
  3. Heat the briki slowly. Before the coffee boils, foams will start rising. Allow the foam to gently role over the edges of the briki.
  4. Remove the briki quickly from the heat and keep it as such for about 30 seconds. Again place the briki on heat and continue the same process for three to four times. This will help the foam to get thicker. Be careful not to spill out the foam. Richer the foam better would be the coffee.
  5. If you are preparing more than one cup, divide the foam equally among all the cups, before pouring the rest of the coffee. While pouring the rest of the coffee, be careful not to disturb the foam.
  6. Sip and enjoy your extraordinary Greek coffee.

According to the variation in the amount of sugar four types of Greek coffee is available

Type of Greek coffee
Amount of coffee powder
Amount of sugar
Unsweetened Greek coffee
1 heaping teaspoon
No sugar
Medium sweet Greek coffee
1 heaping teaspoon
1 heaping teaspoon
Sweet Greek coffee
2 heaping teaspoon
1 heaping teaspoon
Extra sweet Greek coffee
3 heaping teaspoon
2 heaping teaspoon

How to Make Delicious Traditional Greek Coffee.

Nutrition in Greek Coffee

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup of Greek coffee
Calories 51
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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