Greek Coffee at Cafe in National Gardens, Athens, Greece
Coffee at Cafe in National Gardens, Athens, Greece
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Greek Coffee or Turkish Coffee
Greek coffee also known as Turkish coffee is a method of preparing coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are boiled in a pot (cezve), usually with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. This method of serving coffee is found in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and the Balkans.
In Greece, Turkish coffee was formerly referred to simply as τούρκικος 'Turkish'. After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the name soon changed to Greek Coffee: "... Greco-Turkish relations at all levels became strained, Turkish coffee became Greek coffee by substitution of one Greek word for another while leaving the Turkish loan-word, for which there is no Greek equivalent, unchanged." The recipe remained unchanged.