When on any Greek island you are likely to see Greek Coffee on the menu. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is just a blend of Greek coffee it is so much more.
Greek Coffee is a fairly small cup of coffee which is normally served with a glass or bottle of water. It is prepared in a a small coffee pot known as a briki. briki is traditionally a copper pot which is used to brew the coffee in.
It is actually very easy to make. First you add a cup of cooled bottle water to the Briki. Next you add 2 teaspoons of Ground Greek coffee and sugar to taste, typically 2 teaspoons of sugar. The Briki is then heated allowing a foam to form on the top of the coffee. This is then poured into a cup and served.
Drinking Greek Coffee
Greek coffee should be drank slowly and you should not drink all of it. You should sip down to the ground coffee at the bottom. You should not drink the grinds.
Greek coffee is traditionally drank twice a day, once in the morning and once the afternoon. Skiathos Town is a great place to enjoy a Greek Coffee and watch the world pass you by or to give you that little pick me up before you get back to shopping.