Makes 8 demitasse or espresso cups

Finely ground Greek coffee is available at Greek or Turkish specialty stores. Greeks typically like their coffee to be quite sweet, but feel free to adjust the sugar level to suit your taste. After the coffee is poured, the grounds settle to the bottom of each cup; they continue to release flavor but are not meant to be drunk. Prep and Cook Time: about 10 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour coffee, sugar, and 2 cups water into a medium saucepan and stir together. Bring coffee to a boil over high heat (it will foam up when it boils). Divide evenly among 8 demitasse or espresso cups.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per demitasse or espresso cup.

Ratings & Reviews

vanton's Review

July 19, 2012
I agree with the previous comment and to be honest there is no rule on how sweet the Greeks like their coffee. I don't prefer it sweet at all but my grandfather for example was putting double the sugar this article describes. I have also written an article on how to prepare a greek coffee here: http://www.deligrecious.com/en/blog/36-organic/79-greek-coffee-how-to-prepare-one I would appreciate your opinion.

AlaHoneyBlossom's Review

April 02, 2010
"Greeks typically like their coffee to be quite sweet" <- this statement is actually incorrect. While sweetness depends on many factors, such as family's origins and the region's traditions, the usual ratio is 1/2 tsp sugar for 1 tsp coffee. This recipe is extremely sweet, even by Greek standards