Greek coffee – a drink of the Greeks
Hello, dear readers! Today our theme is – Greek drinks, or rather, Greek coffee . what kind of coffee I prefer the Greeks, how to prepare and what kinds of coffee here and drink served in the cafeterias.
Without a doubt, of all types of Greek coffee was and remains the most popular. After the Greek in second place
I’d put grape – cold coffee. Then go all the newly acquired foreign kinds of coffee – espresso, cappuccino, freddo, etc.
In Russia I saw and others, say, the Us. Here in Greece, the name did not come across. Okay, back to traditional Greek coffee. Although the tradition of drinking coffee in Greece appeared not so long ago, and brought it with you, of course, the Turks during the Turkish yoke. Now, however, Greek coffee has become an integral part of Greek culture.
Preparing Greek coffee ground coffee, rather, from mixtures of different kinds of coffee to get the desired bouquet. Mix coffee, usually before roasting, although sometimes that is first fried, and then mixed, but in the second case the process is more time-consuming and laborious. Usually Harmani (selected blend of coffee) prepared from varieties of Brazilian coffee Rio and Santos. Rarely used coffee from Central Africa, for something more deep and rich taste.
Depending on the degree of roasting and mixing ratios of coffee the taste of the drink may vary significantly in different brands of Greek coffee.
By the way, the name of this coffee, of course, does not matter, in many Eastern countries drink similar to coffee. Still the Greeks do not say «coffee», and use the verb «oven» – «Will ψήσω an καφέ» – literally «coffee cake». Because the coffee before it is baked – a Turk with coffee (where it is called « Brik «) were placed either in hot ashes (« χόβολη «) or in a box of sand placed on the fire. There «baked» Greek coffee slowly.
Now coffee can be cooked on a gas or electric stove. Turk-Brik must be sufficiently high and not very wide, ideally with tapering neck, so the temperature in the coffee is evenly distributed and added «kaimaki» get quality.
Greek coffee – the recipe and cooking
Take Turku, measure and poured into cold water as you need per serving of coffee(two, three – depending on the size of the Turks).
In Turku poured coffee at the rate of 1 heaping teaspoon for each Cup. Put and sugar to your taste.
Then Turku put on small or weak fire, good coffee stir, to avoid lumps, and keep on the fire until it begins to foam rise. Take care not to allow it come to a boil, otherwise the foam will not be!
If the number of coffees more than one, the first in each Cup pour a little bit that everybody gets some added. Then poured the remaining coffee. Sometimes in café serves traditional Greek coffee in an individual toroczkai, and the customer pours himself a Cup. Some people recommend to leave the coffee ready in a minute pot, and then pour into the Cup.
No milk! There are some friends that Greek coffee add milk, for 15 years they met 2-3 people.
The secret to making a delicious Greek coffee in a slow fire, slow process allows the coffee to allocate all of their flavors. Only with proper preparation of coffee you will be able to appreciate its taste. Sometimes in unfair cafeterias boiled Greek coffee using the coffee machine. It is not coffee, but a caricature of him. The Greeks called this coffee « μαυροζούμι «, that is dismissive «black water».
And finally – what is Greek coffee?
Greek Greek coffee is called «ελληνικός καφές» (elliniko cafes). The word «cafes» – masculine. Types of Greek coffee:
σκέτος [scatos] – that is, black coffee, without all.
with ολίγη ζάχαρη [the DOE aligi Zachary] – a little sweet, one Cup about 14 tsp sugar.
μέτριος [metric] – medium-sweet, about 12 tsp sugar.
γλυκός [glykos] – sweet, 1 tsp of sugar per Cup.
The Cup of coffee in Greece for Greek coffee – about 50 ml. To coffee differently, someone calls to give up entirely, someone who resembles scientific studies showing that coffee contains antioxidants and nutrients. Now to argue about it will not, for the Greeks their coffee – not only drink but also tradition. A delicious Cup of coffee will cheer you up, clarify in my head, but like everywhere else, everything is good in moderation. Up to 2-3 cups a day – normally, on overkill. I drink one a double Cup of Greek coffee a day.
How to order a Greek coffee in a cafe?
Phrases that you may need:
Εναν ελληνικό, παρακαλώ [Enan elliniko, parakalo] – One Greek coffee, please.
Εναν ελληνικό μέτριο (σκέτο, γλυκό, with ολίγη ζάχαρη), παρακαλώ [Enan elliniko, metrio (SKET, glico, the DOE aligi Zachary), parakalo] – One average Greek coffee (black, sweet, a little sweet).
Two (τρείς, τέσσερις) ελληνικούς μέτριους (σκέτους, γλυκούς, with ολίγη ζάχαρη) [dio (Tris, tesseris) ellinikos matrius (status, glikos, the DOE aligi Zachary)] – Two (three, four) Greek medium coffee (black, sweet, a little sweet)
Of course, the options may be many, but in the end, after coffee, don’t forget to say
Ευχαριστώ πολύ, ωραίος καφές! [efharisto poly, Oreos cafes!] – thank you very much, perfect coffee!
Finally – a small video of how to brew Greek coffee. However, in my shlag, the owner of it a little overexposed on the fire, and the foam turned out to be not such a lush. Well, it’s a matter of taste!
There was a site author Elena Meteleva.