Greek coffee can be an almost meditative experience. Its methodical preparation hasn't changed in centuries, and it's sipped slowly to savor the strong taste and settle the finely ground coffee. This product is a blend of six high-quality roasts to create a unique and complex flavor profile.
Greek coffee is a strong brew created from lightly roasted and finely ground beans that are boiled in a small pot called a "briki". Boiling helps extract more of the healthy compounds, such as polyphenols and antioxidants, than typical drip brewing. The coffee is not strained or filtered, but instead poured into a small cup where the powdered coffee grinds settle at the bottom.
The basic recipe calls for one teaspoon of coffee and one teaspoon of sugar, if desired, per demitasse (2.5-3 oz) of water. Stir together in the briki over a low flame until the mixture begins to froth up, but BEFORE it boils. At the moment it foams up, pour it into the cup and serve piping hot with a glass of ice water.