Greek Cafe

Greek Cafe


5-10 min

1 serving

This recipe uses:

Yaya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Yaya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Greek coffee grounds (finely ground, similar to Turkish coffee)
  • Cold water
  • Sugar (optional)

About the dish:

Greek coffee, also known as "Ellinikos Kafes," is a strong and aromatic coffee traditionally prepared on a stovetop using a small pot called a briki. Here's a recipe for Greek coffee:


  1. Measure the amount of cold water you need based on the number of cups you want to prepare. Use a demitasse cup as a reference, where each cup is about 2 ounces (60ml) in size.
  2. Pour the cold water into a briki (small coffee pot) and place it on a stovetop burner set to low heat.
  3. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of Greek coffee grounds per demitasse cup into the briki. Adjust the amount based on your desired strength.
  4. Optional: Add sugar to taste. Traditional Greek coffee is often served with sugar, and you can adjust the sweetness according to your preference. The most common options are "sketos" (no sugar), "metrios" (medium sweetness), or "glykos" (sweet).
  5. Stir the coffee grounds and sugar (if using) into the water until well combined.
  6. Allow the coffee mixture to slowly heat up over low heat. Avoid stirring once it starts heating.
  7. As the coffee begins to heat up, you will see it forming a foamy layer on top. Let it come to a gentle simmer without boiling, as boiling may cause the coffee to overflow.
  8. Once the coffee starts to bubble and the foam rises to the top, remove the briki from the heat. Allow the foam to settle for a few seconds.
  9. Carefully pour the coffee into demitasse cups, ensuring the foam remains on top.
  10. Let the coffee rest for a minute or two to allow any remaining grounds to settle at the bottom of the cup.
  11. Serve and enjoy the rich and aromatic Greek coffee!
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