How to Make Authentic Greek Coffee

Greek coffee is a strong brew, served with foam on the top and the grounds in the bottom of the cup. Although it can be made in a different pot, the traditional small pot shown here is best. It allows the proper amount of foam and this adds to the unique taste. 

What You'll Need

  • Greek coffee
  • Sugar (optional) 
  • 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 to create just the right amount of foam — a very important part of the process. If you plan to make coffee for more than six people, doing it in stages is recommended, 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). Pour the water into the briki.

Photo: Patricia Fenn Gallery / Getty Images
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