Greek Moroccan Arabic finely ground coffee use with Copper Pot
In Greece & Turkey, when you go to somebody’s house, the first question isn’t if you want to drink coffee, but rather how you would like to have it prepared. By how, your host is asking about the amount of sugar you would like to have in your coffee.
RECIPE TIPS FOR SERVING GREEK COFFEE:
- You will need filtered water, Greek / Turkish coffee, cezve (a special wide bottom pot, usually made of copper), Greek coffee cups, and sugar.
- Always use cold, filtered water.
- To measure the amount of water for each cup, use the coffee cup you are going to use, rather than a standard measuring cup.
- Remember Greek Coffee is served in small Demitasse (French for Half Coffee Cup) / Espresso Size cups of approx. 45 ml of liquid per cup.Greek coffee is much more finely ground than regular coffee.
- For each cup of coffee, use a heaped Teaspoon of finely ground coffee.
- Slowly bring it to a boil over medium heat. This will take about 3-4 minutes, so keep a close eye on it. As the coffee warms, you will see a dark foam building up. This dark foam is very important. It is customary and important to serve Greek coffee with foam on top. Closer to it coming to a boil, using a teaspoon, transfer some of the foam into each of your Greek coffee cups. Return coffee pot to stovetop. As coffee comes to a boil, pour half of the coffee into the cups, over the foam.
- Return coffee pot to stovetop and boil the remaining coffee for an additional 15-20 seconds and pour the rest into the coffee cups, filling them to the rim.
- As for the serving, Greek coffee has its own traditional way. It is always served with a glass of water and something sweet like Greek delights or chocolate on the side.
This Coffee is part of a stunning full range of different Greek / Turkish Coffees and their matching utensils – make sure to collect the entire range.
The ceremony doesn’t end even after you finish your coffee. Although it’s not necessary, most Greek people place the saucer on top of the cup, make their wish and turn it upside down. It is left to cool. Sometimes a golden ring is placed on the top to make it cool faster. It is ready when the cup is cool enough. Whoever is talented in coffee reading gets the cup carefully and interprets the symbols in the cup. While most people do this just for fun, there are people who are known as the master of fortune telling.