Kafedaki – The Greek Coffee Box Set
The Greek break time!
The history of coffee in Greece traces back to the Turkish occupation. The Greeks of Istanbul and Northern Greece were the first to add coffee to their daily lives. Since 1760 the habit of drinking coffee has spread to the rest of Greece. Until the early 20th century, traditional Greek cafes (“kafenia”) not only served coffee to their clients but also sold freshly ground coffee for consumption at home. Greek coffee is prepared in a special coffee pot called “Briki”*.
Follow our easy recipe and live the Greek way experience at it’s best!
Greek coffee is served with a thick foam, which is created when the coffee is boiled, and usually in a small cup, in one of the following ways:
-Neat (75 ml water + 1tsp coffee)
-Medium (75 ml water + 1 tsp sugar + 1tsp coffee)
-Sweet (75 ml water + 2 tsp sugar + 1tsp coffee)
Put water in the “Briki”* to warm, add the sugar and coffee, and stir.
When the coffee starts to rise, remove it from the heat before it comes to a boil in order not to spoil the foam on top.
TIP: Greek coffee is ideally accompanied by traditional Greek loukoumi delights.
*”Briki” is suitable only for gas stoves.