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How to Make Greek Coffee

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Start with the briki (the pot)
How to Make Greek Coffee
Photo © Jim Stanfield

Greek coffee is a strong brew, served with foam on top and the grounds in the bottom of the cup. Although it can be made in a different pot, the traditional small pot (shown in photo) is best because it allows the proper amount of foam, which adds to the unique taste. (Text-only instructions.)

What You Need to Make Greek Coffee:

  • Greek coffee
  • Sugar (if used)
  • A briki (μπρίκι, pronounced BREE-kee)
  • Demitasse cups
  • Cold water
  • Water glasses

The pot used for making Greek coffee is called a briki. It comes in 2, 4, and 6 demitasse cup sizes that help create the right amount of foam ... a very important part of the process. If you plan to make coffee for more than 6 people, I suggest you do it in stages, making more than one pot.

Start with very cold water. Use the demitasse cup to measure the water needed for each cup of coffee (one demitasse cup of water is about 1/4 cup), and pour the water into the briki.

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