Greek coffee is a traditional coffee that is brewed with a simple but flavorful process. Here are the steps to make Greek coffee:
- Fill the briki (small copper or brass coffee pot) with water. The amount of water you use should be equal to the amount of coffee you want to make.
- Add the coffee grounds to the briki. Traditionally, Greek coffee is made with finely ground coffee beans. The ratio of coffee to water is usually one heaping teaspoon of coffee per demitasse cup of water.
- Add sugar to the coffee, if desired. Greek coffee is often served with sugar, but the amount you add will depend on your personal taste preferences. Some people like their coffee very sweet, while others prefer it without sugar.
- Place the briki on medium heat.
- Stir the coffee and sugar together until they are dissolved. This should take a few minutes.
- As the coffee begins to boil, it will start to form a thick foam on the top.
- Remove the briki from the heat just before it reaches the boiling point and let it cool for a few seconds.
- Return the briki to the heat and let it boil one more time. Again, remove it from the heat just before it reaches the boiling point.
- Pour the coffee into small, demitasse cups. The foam should be distributed evenly among the cups.
- Enjoy your Greek coffee! It is often served with a glass of water on the side to help cleanse the palate between sips.
When brewing Greek coffee, it’s important to pay attention to the temperature and timing, as it requires a delicate balance between boiling and cooling. With a little practice, you’ll be able to make perfect Greek coffee every time.