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Everyone likes their coffee made diffrently so there are three ways you can prepare Greek coffee. It all depends on the amount of sugar you prefer.
- Unsweetened known as “sketos”
- Somewhat sweet known as “metreos”
- Very sweet knows as “glykos”
Even if you are someone who typically drinks their coffee without sugar, I always suggest that the first time you enjoy your Greek coffee you enjoy it “metreos.” This is made with 1 tsp of sugar and is somewhat sweet (my favourite way to enjoy it and is made this way in the recipe below) Don’t fret, you can always adjust the amount of sugar you use in future according to your taste. I’m also using a briki in this recipe as it helps to produce a wonderful “kaimaki” but you can also use a small saucepan or a coffee/milk warmer too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 demi-tasse/esspresso cups of water (your water is measured using the cups you will drink your coffee from)
- two heaping teaspoons of Greek coffee
- two heaping teaspoons of sugar
- Pour the water into your briki or small pot.
- Add the coffee and sugar to the water and turn up the heat.
- Begin to stir continuously until both the the coffee and sugar dissolve completely. (It takes a few minutes for the coffee to boil but don’t leave your pot/briki.) You will soon start to see a thick “kaimaki” form on the top as it begins heating up. As soon as it starts to boil but not quite to the point of actually break bubbles, remove the briki from the heat. Leaving it on any longer or allowing it come to a full boil will result in the “kaimaki” disappearing and the coffee burning.
- Pour the coffee carefully into the first cup slowly so as to get a good crema on top but only fill it half way. Do the same thing to the second cup. Return to your first, half-filled cup and fill it to the top. Pour the remaining coffee in the second cup. This technique ensures that each cup ends up with a proper “kaimaki.”
Note: The coffee grounds will settle to the bottom of your cup, you won’t drink them. Instead, you will enjoy the actual coffee liquid which is thick and delicious, and the top crema/kaimaki, which is the velvety smooth coffee foam at the top.
Recipe Yields: 2 Servings
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